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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But the ticket was withdrawn after senior officers intervened and replaced the fine with a traffic caution notice.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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169 Responses to
Don’t you know who I am son? Better make it a caution when it’s a superintendent?
ExFeds 7:13 pm 02 Sep 10

http://www.afp.gov.au Press release :

….incorrectly claimed that members of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) acted inappropriately…

Which part of a senior member “off duty” travelling at 40+km over the limit is appropriate?

jdmal 6:51 pm 02 Sep 10

It’s always good 2 c the afp exposed 4 what they are, they probably did him a favour, got out while he’s still got a soul.

Spideydog 6:48 pm 02 Sep 10

bigred said :

I am waiting for the person posting as Tooks and his buddies to defend this one by attacking the credibility of the authors of all the negative comments. After all, no corruption here.

You’ve proved us all wrong again bigred ….. hazaar !!!!

Oh wait, “allegation” is a word that comes to mind here. A thing you like to make all the time here.

Besides, even IF this was true, one instance means the AFP is “rotten to the core” right bigred ?? Keep that spin coming. Time for a new tinfoil hat, this one is getting worn out.

Clown Killer 6:43 pm 02 Sep 10

So does this mean that if my car is not ‘speed certified” I can use that as a perfectly legitimate defence against a speeding fine, or do I also have to bully the issuing officer?

DJ 6:41 pm 02 Sep 10

fgzk said :

DJ “Please – you always have the option to take the infringement to Court and challenge it there “

As you stated in another thread is this just another example of ” Cops who can and do make up offences? “. So why didn’t this ticket make it to court?

No axe to grind its just an example.

I don’t know.

An example? I guess it’s an example of a one sided story aired by the media that we all know we can trust not to twist or bend the truth?

I don’t have the full facts and neither do the media…

max4073 5:36 pm 02 Sep 10
bigred 5:34 pm 02 Sep 10

I am waiting for the person posting as Tooks and his buddies to defend this one by attacking the credibility of the authors of all the negative comments. After all, no corruption here.

fgzk 4:27 pm 02 Sep 10

DJ “Please – you always have the option to take the infringement to Court and challenge it there “

As you stated in another thread is this just another example of ” Cops who can and do make up offences? “. So why didn’t this ticket make it to court?

No axe to grind its just an example.

JessP 4:10 pm 02 Sep 10

Superintendent Grimm…….sounds like a fun person.

DJ 4:00 pm 02 Sep 10

Johnboy… you didn’t quote this part from the article:

Mr Curie’s application to have an extension granted on his unfair dismissal claim was dismissed by FWA commissioner Mr Ryan on Tuesday.

fgzk 3:03 pm 02 Sep 10

So some police cars may have inconsistent speed readings that varies by up to 40kmh. I don’t get this. How do we know if a police car is “speed certified”? At what speed over the limit does a police officer lose his job?

troll-sniffer 2:20 pm 02 Sep 10

Has the AFP come under the control of the NSW labor guvmnt now?

thehutch 1:05 pm 02 Sep 10

farq said :

Who is supprised? Seriously?

Sounds like the AFP lost an honest cop. Still I guess it’s hard to be honest with supervisors like that.

It’s long past the time we ripped apart the culture of the AFP and start again.

The withdrawing of the speeding fine fails to meet the community expectations of the Police.

The FWA finding suggests that there’s definately more to this than we will probably ever know, so its difficult to really take sides here… yeah the supervisors may be tools, or maybe he’s the tool? Who really knows?

Hells_Bells74 1:05 pm 02 Sep 10

To be expected I suppose, but those comments were angry enough to say expected or not it’s not on senior level doing whatever they want for their own.

I noticed another story in there co-written by Kate Rose and Wayne Flower. Cute!

farq 12:35 pm 02 Sep 10

Who is supprised? Seriously?

Sounds like the AFP lost an honest cop. Still I guess it’s hard to be honest with supervisors like that.

It’s long past the time we ripped apart the culture of the AFP and start again.

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