Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Police procedure

Bikie gang member Peter Zervas was shot late on Sunday evening, a week after his brother Anthony was bashed to death. Peter was warned days before his shooting that his life was at risk. So, knowing this, what efforts were put in place to protect him? A report in The Daily Telegraph suggests his club, Hells Angels, refused to co-operate with police attempts to secure his safety. Now, I'm not sure if this is related, but the report also says that "His refusal to become a police witness meant he was not eligible for ... witness protection". So at what point does police protection for an individual kick in? This is probably something Peter won't waste time on ... he had surgery yesterday and has been listed as in a serious condition.

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