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Don’t you know who I am son? Better make it a caution when it’s a superintendent?

By johnboy 2 September 2010 169

Exfeds has drawn our attention to a story in the Herald Sun on the operation of the AFP when it comes to ticketing senior members for serious speeding offences:

A decision handed down this week by Fair Work Australia raises allegations that junior officer Richard Curie was pressured to withdraw a speeding ticket he issued to Supt Eric Grimm.

The pressure allegedly came from senior officers, including a sergeant who is reportedly a friend of Supt Grimm.

Supt Grimm was initially fined after he was allegedly caught travelling at 123km/h in an 80km/h zone in the ACT in April 2007.

But the ticket was withdrawn after senior officers intervened and replaced the fine with a traffic caution notice.

The allegations have come to light after Mr Curie complained he had been unfairly sacked after being bullied over unrelated matters and complained to Fair Work Australia.

The intriguing decision is available online.

UPDATE: The AFP’s national media unit has issued a circular denial of wrongdoing:

An article in the Herald Sun titled ‘AFP Officer Escapes Fine’ on Thursday 2 September 2010 has incorrectly claimed that members of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) acted inappropriately in relation to the issuing of a speeding fine to another off-duty member of the AFP.

Specifically the article alleges that the speeding fine was downgraded to a traffic caution notice as a result of pressure from AFP Senior Officers.

This allegation was investigated by AFP Professional Standards and no misconduct was identified by any officers in relation this matter.

The AFP takes this type of issue very seriously and would not accept this behaviour by any of its operational members.

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exfed2 2:12 pm 08 Oct 10

vg said :

“Well Spidey what on earth was old VG refering to? “

I’ll make it more simple than I thought it already was.

Crackers = loopy, nuffy, mental…..or absolute rubbish

Sooo, once again you guys contradict what each other say, miss the point and dare suggest others posts are not coherent…..

No point even bothering with you guys, more like politicions than what I susspect you are 🙂

vg 12:23 pm 08 Oct 10

“Well Spidey what on earth was old VG refering to? “

I’ll make it more simple than I thought it already was.

Crackers = loopy, nuffy, mental…..or absolute rubbish

Tooks 12:12 pm 08 Oct 10

Jim Jones said :

Tooks said :

[ Critizising your writing doesn’t count.

Criticising

Hehe, I saw that as I hit post! It’s one of my most hated American spellings too.

Jim Jones 11:43 am 08 Oct 10

Tooks said :

[ Critizising your writing doesn’t count.

Criticising

Tooks 11:36 am 08 Oct 10

exfed2 said :

Tooks said :

exfed2 said :

Because the ‘AFP is untouchable and accountable to no person’

And no reply back from ACLEI as yet re complaint submitted over three weeks ago now. And two more email requests for a response. Someone mentioned a royal comission would need more than the speeding issue, how about flawed investigations by the AFP into their own? Government organisation (ACLEI) spending countless taxpayer dollars on what? Not responding to a simple complaint from a taxpayer

but saying “the AFP is untouchable and accountable to no person” is off the mark.

Not to far off the mark hey?

Once again, you are very much off the mark. You said the “AFP is accountable to no person”, despite there being 87 substantiated complaints in the ACT in the last financial year, therefore they were accountable to the people who made those complaints.

Keep digging – you’ll get yourself out eventually.

Tooks 11:30 am 08 Oct 10

exfed2 said :

No you didn’t although you are correct that in your last post you were ‘suggesting’ not saying now that you meant ACLEI.

I take it back, with your constant change in direction when confronted with error, denigration of others etc, inability to admit error (I’m sure this was directed at the AFP during Haneef investigation :)) and move on………. you are more than likely in the job

– Constant change in direction? Nice try, but wrong.
– Denigration of others? Show me an example. Critizising your writing doesn’t count.
– Inability to admit error? What error?
I know I meant ACLEI, and if you read a few replies before that one, you could see that’s what I meant.

Jim Jones 2:15 pm 07 Oct 10

exfed 2, here’s a link for you: http://tinyurl.com/mc6x57

exfed2 1:58 pm 07 Oct 10

Tooks said :

exfed2 said :

Because the ‘AFP is untouchable and accountable to no person’

And no reply back from ACLEI as yet re complaint submitted over three weeks ago now. And two more email requests for a response. Someone mentioned a royal comission would need more than the speeding issue, how about flawed investigations by the AFP into their own? Government organisation (ACLEI) spending countless taxpayer dollars on what? Not responding to a simple complaint from a taxpayer

but saying “the AFP is untouchable and accountable to no person” is off the mark.

Not to far off the mark hey?

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/10/27/2401877.htm

The program also interviewed the Commonwealth Ombudsman, who spoke about the attitude of the AFP towards his investigations into the organisation.

Professor John McMillan investigates complaints about Commonwealth Government departments and agencies.

He says the AFP is the most challenging of government agencies and puts up resistance to his investigations.

He has told the program he is often told he is wasting police time and dwelling on trivialities.

“I’ve had a couple of instances where I have been told directly by senior officers that the investigations I’ve planned would be a waste of time and impairs the capacity of police to get on with functions,” he said.

“I have a robust exchange with other agencies as well but it’s never been put as directly as that.”

exfed2 12:43 pm 07 Oct 10

And BTW where was your ‘a’ between be and higher above?

Shame on you Mr Tooks and you have the nerve to attack other peoples posts 🙂

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