My girlfriend was bashed by her neighbour but when the police arrived they refused to charge him. Claiming since there were no independent witnesses (apparently me witnessing it wasn’t good enough) that it would be a waste of time to pursue and it would get chucked out of court anyways.
They said all this without even bothering to ask other neighbours and turned a blind eye to our injuries. They even refused to let my girlfriend put in a police statement until she kept hassling them for 2 weeks.
What does it take before police will actually do their job and take it seriously? I also heard you can’t use video footage in court if the accused is not aware they are being taped – is this true?
I would like to see ACT Policing provide...
- Mercy in a time of no guns (2%, 5 Votes)
- Guns in a time of no mercy (6%, 14 Votes)
- Anarchy! (8%, 18 Votes)
- More hard working police (18%, 40 Votes)
- More hard work from police (19%, 42 Votes)
- More police (29%, 65 Votes)
- Zero tolerance to any offence (18%, 41 Votes)
Total Voters: 157