head of Strike Force Enoggera, set up to investigate the Cronulla race
riot, has been stood aside following claims police failed to arrest
those responsible for revenge attacks, AAP reports this morning.
Detective Superintendent Dennis Bray will return to his position as
detective chief inspector at Blacktown, NSW Police Commissioner Ken
Moroney said today.
The move follows public anger at the failure
by police to release video footage of a man being bashed by a gang of
Middle-Eastern youths – featured prominently on Sydney TV news
bulletins last night and in this morning’s Telegraph.
also suggests that NSW Liberal leader Peter Debnam, pilloried for his
comments on the policing of ethnic crime last week, may well have had
some inside running.
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And it makes some of Peter Sheehan’s hints
that Bankstown police may be soft on Lebanese gangs because they’re
scared of them even more interesting.