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#1 AliasMater

Posted 15 October 2019 - 06:59 AM

This pig (pun not intended) was finally charged after the Queensland Police failed to see any wrong doing the first time round.

Constable Neil Punchard thought it was funny when he helped an old friend and violent domestic abuser gain access to his ex partner. The information given to him by Punchard was later used to threaten to kill his ex, and strap bombs to their children.

What did the cop get... a 2 month suspended jail sentence and no loss of employment.

ETA: I give up. Have been trying to quote parts of the article but it corrupts.

Read here:

https://www.theguard...vb_9BBOCKwpf5V8

Edited by AliasMater, 15 October 2019 - 07:20 AM.


#2 gracie1978

Posted 15 October 2019 - 07:06 AM

He needs to lose his job, period!

#3 SFmummyto3

Posted 15 October 2019 - 07:10 AM

I’ve been following that case also.
I’m disgusted that he didn’t lose his job.
If the police force is serious about clamping down on this type of behaviour he should’ve been made an example.
That poor girl.

#4 Soontobegran

Posted 15 October 2019 - 07:13 AM

Shocking.


And to think my DH got an inter departmental fine for having 'balls' on his socks. :huh:

*think thick woollen socks that were part of the uniform that needed them picked off regularly to comply with uniform standards.....

Yeah, he had time for that.

#5 ~elle~

Posted 15 October 2019 - 07:21 AM

OMG - I have no words. He should be charged , fired and whatever else they do to punish dodgy police who are to be held to a higher standard.

#6 AliasMater

Posted 15 October 2019 - 07:25 AM

If that phone had never been returned, this would have never seen the light of day. How many other abusers did he help? How many other cops are helping abusive mates? How else did this cop help his violent mate that isn't stored in incriminating text message?

Edited by AliasMater, 15 October 2019 - 07:27 AM.


#7 halcyondays

Posted 15 October 2019 - 07:30 AM

For people with some knowledge into investigations of public services- how do we go about quantifying the problem? Do we ask for numbers of people affected by police enabling domestic violence? And then call for a royal commission? Push our MPs to ask for an investigation? I don’t know how to even start

#8 WannabeMasterchef

Posted 15 October 2019 - 07:42 AM

View Posthalcyondays, on 15 October 2019 - 07:30 AM, said:

For people with some knowledge into investigations of public services- how do we go about quantifying the problem?


In SA there is an independent commission against corruption to investigate this kind of thing. Public servants cant fart without having it investigated (fair enough because somebody was previously busted helping bikers).   I would imagine its even stricter against Police.  

How TF is this allowed to happen in QLD :rant:

#9 MissBehaving

Posted 15 October 2019 - 07:42 AM

View PostSoontobegran, on 15 October 2019 - 07:13 AM, said:

Shocking.


And to think my DH got an inter departmental fine for having 'balls' on his socks. :huh:

*think thick woollen socks that were part of the uniform that needed them picked off regularly to comply with uniform standards.....

Yeah, he had time for that.
After your first sentence I was thinking testicles on joke socks and could almost see the reason for a fine but pilling?? F- me!

I am disgusted in the officers actions in the first place and secondly in that he tried to get out of the obvious charges on a technicality

#10 IamtheMumma

Posted 15 October 2019 - 08:04 AM

Julie is incredibly brave and I hope she gets the compensation she is well and truly owed.

Q Pol have shown the women of QLD that they aren't safe and this will only serve the abusers who know that they can get away with it.

Disgusting!

#11 spr_maiden

Posted 15 October 2019 - 08:26 AM

This has disgusted me from first mention of it. Julie is beyond amazing,  and strong. These corrupt a*s*holes need to be fired immediately, and prevented from working in public protection/ sensitive info jobs again.  But it will never happen.  Because like protects like.

#12 Soontobegran

Posted 15 October 2019 - 08:27 AM

View PostWannabeMasterchef, on 15 October 2019 - 07:42 AM, said:

In SA there is an independent commission against corruption to investigate this kind of thing. Public servants cant fart without having it investigated (fair enough because somebody was previously busted helping bikers).   I would imagine its even stricter against Police.  

Same in Vic. Rightly so the Vic pol can't sneeze without being investigated.
The public do not hear this so much but dodgy police are dealt with in the public system and departmentally. Of course they need to be caught but these days it is hard to keep too much on the down low.

#13 magic_marker

Posted 15 October 2019 - 09:52 AM

The Qld law regarding sexual assault and rape need to be brought in line with the rest of Australia as well. Same for Tasmania.

#14 purplekitty

Posted 15 October 2019 - 10:04 AM

It’s appalling.

Violate confidentiality like that in the public health system and you would be gone in a blur,

This requires jail time.

#15 Kallie88

Posted 15 October 2019 - 10:28 AM

I saw mention of the case on mfw yesterday and my heart sank thinking she'd been killed, so I was glad that wasn't why it was in headlines again. But, that guy should be in jail, he knowingly endangered her and her children's lives, the whole thing has just proven once again how apathetic our government and the justice system is about women's lives

#16 Tokra

Posted 15 October 2019 - 10:40 AM

It is a disgrace that he still has his job and that his a$$ isn't in prison.

#17 eilca

Posted 15 October 2019 - 10:52 AM

It goes beyond sharing the information. This b*st*rd's texts wished her harm and highlighted pure misogynistic hate-how can he remain and serve the public?

#18 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 15 October 2019 - 12:00 PM

sadly i think it is quite common....in the last four months i have legalled two similar stories ...one officer was ordered to stand down pending an investigation - he was on his way out though anyway...not sure what happened to the other one. mates help mates you know ...(sarcasm). i saw this case mentioned last on twitter, with the following quote from Marilyn French, so apt -

“as long as some men use physical force to subjugate females, all men need not. the knowledge that some do suffices to threaten all women.”


#19 Murderino

Posted 15 October 2019 - 05:14 PM

I’ve been watching this case as it has unfolded. He should’ve lost his job immediately but definitely should go now and she needs compensation - not least for having to move twice.

View PostSoontobegran, on 15 October 2019 - 08:27 AM, said:

Same in Vic. Rightly so the Vic pol can't sneeze without being investigated.
The public do not hear this so much but dodgy police are dealt with in the public system and departmentally. Of course they need to be caught but these days it is hard to keep too much on the down low.

Well not always. I know a woman who was presented with a timeline of her movements on a night out with friends. Her policeman ex and his partner followed her in the patrol car almost all of the night.  

She reported it and nothing happened - he still had a job.

I knew her mum well and her mum knew I’d dated him years before he joined Vic Pol so she told me the entire story.  

He was later charged with assault when he saw a fellow police officer he was casually dating kiss the other police officer she was also casually dating - he belted the guy and smashed his windscreen with a cricket bat. He was suspended without pay that time but when the case took ages to get to court he was reinstated for a bit. From memory it all took a couple of years and was periodically in the papers. Eventually he was sacked but it should have been immediate and not waited on the criminal case - there were witnesses and he admitted it.

#20 Chelli

Posted 15 October 2019 - 07:24 PM

View Postmagic_marker, on 15 October 2019 - 09:52 AM, said:

The Qld law regarding sexual assault and rape need to be brought in line with the rest of Australia as well. Same for Tasmania.
Agreed.

I'm horrified and disgusted that this happened, not only with the police but whatever policies or laws or judicial system that has allowed him to get away with it.

#21 purplekitty

Posted 15 October 2019 - 08:10 PM

The SA Police will not say if the policeman who was filmed stoning a wombat to death is still working.

I cannot believe that the standards for police are so low.
Most of us would be very quickly out of a job and sanctioned by our professional associations.

#22 lou246

Posted 15 October 2019 - 09:22 PM

That’s disgusting. I signed a petition a while ago. This case was only reinvestigated because of public pressure. Let’s do that again to have him sacked. What an absolute joke. That only sends the message to other officers that this type of behavior is ok. Makes me so angry.

#23 Lesley225

Posted 16 October 2019 - 06:46 PM

I've only ever seen this story reported in the Guardian.  No one else seems to care.

Well there may be more in QLD but I live in NSW.

#24 purplekitty

Posted 16 October 2019 - 06:54 PM

The police Union is very powerful.

#25 AliasMater

Posted 16 October 2019 - 07:58 PM

I was thinking this when I posted pp. I'm in Qld, and I have seen no other reports besides The Guardian.

They are so protected.




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