The IPCA found a catalogue of errors in the way the liquor store shooting was handled by the cops.
They refused to allow ambulance officers inside. The guns were locked in the boot. The keys were back at the station. One winner put his kevlar jacket on back to front. A catalogue of stupidity, incompetence and what would be high farce were it not for the fact a man bled to death.
The cops did not shoot this man and those that did have been found guilty and have begun their punishment. But I find it astonioshing that the cop in charge at the scene has now been made an inspector.
Of course the Police have refused to accept the findings of the IPCA, which in itself is amazing because they certainly do not have a reputation for impartiality when reporting anything that might get somebody a slapping.
The last few lines of the stuff story is scary ;
"Police superintendent Kelvin Powell, manager of the police's northern communications centre, said police were satisfied that Rutene was appropriately appointed and promoted.
He had applied for a nationally advertised vacancy and was considered to be the best applicant."