Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Fair cop?

It's been a while coming but two police officers who accessed confidential records and told a prisoner that his girlfriend had previously been a male (resulting in her being bashed when the man was released from custody) have been sentenced . The constables have, according to a report, "showed no contrition". The sentence - perform 125 hours of community service. It would be interesting to know if an area for that service had been nominated by the sentencing judge. There was no mention if the pair had faced departmental discipline and/or counselling for their actions. Nor how the ongoing revelation that the woman was a man affects her each time the details, including her name, are published in media reports of the trial. (I'm still not quite sure on how the privacy laws work.)

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