Fined $3000 for assaulting officer
A WOMAN who took issue with police arresting her partner has been fined $3000.
Pamela Kerry Delaney appeared in Rockingham Magistrates Court on January 5, where she pleaded guilty to disobeying a summons, assaulting a public officer and obstructing a public officer.
The prosecutor said it happened on September 28, 2017 at 12.15am.
She said police arrived to arrest Delaney’s partner while she was asleep in her home.
When police had her partner outside and were about to put him in the police car, Delaney came running out of the home yelling and screaming, and began grabbing at a female officer as she held the man.
She ripped buttons from the officer’s shirt and was asked to stop by police several times.
After a struggle with police, she rolled on the ground and kicked the female officer in the face. She was then handcuffed and taken to Rockingham Police Station.
She was later arrested again on October 29 for not responding to a court summons.
She told police “I’ve changed my name by depoll (sic) so it doesn’t count anyway,” she said.
The duty lawyer said Delaney did not respond to the summons because she got her dates confused.
She said she had consumed alcohol the night of the assault and when she was taken to the ground by police officers, she kicked out but did not intentionally to kick the officer to her face.
The prosecutor said it was a sustained attack and asked the Magistrate for a substantial fine.
Magistrate Vivian Edwards agreed it was a sustained attack.
“The prosecutor is correct in saying it was a prolonged obstruct,” she said. “Officers have a difficult task, especially when they have to deal with people acting like you did.”