Editorial asks right questions
YOU are so right when you say in your editorial that somebody has to take responsibility for how the investigation into the d eath in custody of Mulrunji Doomadgee was conducted ( TB, March 16).
Where is the justice when ( in another report) a young man is fined $ 1200 for using a naughty word and offending two police officers, yet no police officer is held responsible for the death and shonky investigation into the death of Mr Doomadgee? In the first case, police were offended. In the second, an innocent man is dead in very suspicious circumstances in police custody.
There is no doubt in my mind that, in the case of the police versus the Palm Island community, and in particular the family of Mulrunji Doomadgee, justice has not been done. The decision by Deputy Commissioner Kathy Rynders that the police officers responsible for the sham investigation will not be disciplined brings shame on us all. BETTY McLELLAN,