1 December 2022

The Northern Territory Police Association (NTPA) asks for everyone to respect the current inquest process underway into the death of Kumanjayi Walker.

As the inquest wraps up for this year, our membership is upset and baffled by public statements made by the Commissioner of Police regarding “a search for truth” and “mischief in the past”, which have been widely reported by the ABC.

“These comments are completely inappropriate while judicial proceedings are underway.

“In the absence of a fulsome explanation to those comments, we urge the Commissioner, and anyone for that matter, to refrain from making public comment.

“While much of the evidence has been difficult for those officers involved, and for many who were listening, we must allow the coroner to hear the evidence and make her recommendations before making public statements or alluding to what may or may not be the truth”, said Mr McCue.


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