Editorial asks right ques­tions

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice Of The North -

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,

Rail­way Es­tate.

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