Fined $3000 for as­sault­ing of­fi­cer

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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.”

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