Police response to IPCA report on 'Roastbusters' communications
Police response to IPCA report on 'Roastbusters'
Police notes the Independent Police
Conduct Authority finding that there was no deliberate
decision to mislead by any police employee regarding
information provided to the public about the "Roastbusters"
issue in November last year.
The IPCA also finds that
no individual can be criticised for the fact that inaccurate
information was provided.
"We are on record as saying our
communications could have been better in relation to this
matter. Today's report from the IPCA confirms this." says
Assistant Commissioner Malcolm Burgess.
points to a collective breakdown in communication due to
other commitments and the pressures of time. We agree with
"Police is very aware of its obligation to
communicate accurately to the public at all times.
Unfortunately we did not get it right on this occasion and
we regret that.
"I note that the IPCA makes no
recommendations in its report. I can however say that this
has been a learning situation for all staff involved and the
issues highlighted in the report will be raised directly
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