Mt Roskill ‘dis­trac­tion’

Central Leader - - OPINION -

I have chal­lenged the Govern­ment to come clean on whether it in­tends to re­open Mt Roskill Po­lice Sta­tion to the pub­lic.

I ques­tioned Po­lice Min­is­ter Ann Tol­ley and Po­lice Com­mis­sioner Mike Bush at Par­lia­ment’s Law and Or­der Se­lect Com­mit­tee on why the sta­tion had had a ‘‘tem­po­rar­ily closed’’ sign on its door for more than two years. I was shocked to hear the Com­mis­sioner re­fer to lo­cal po­lice sta­tions as a ‘‘dis­trac­tion’’.

The truth is the Govern­ment has been clos­ing com­mu­nity po­lice sta­tions.

Lo­cally they’ve closed Block­house Bay, Mt Al­bert and St Lukes. Prob­a­bly the Mt Roskill sta­tion is tem­po­rar­ily rather than per­ma­nently closed to the pub­lic be­cause I have kept on ques­tion­ing Min­is­ters and Po­lice

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