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VIC How Do I Take Victoria Police to Court?

Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by clintwillwin, 9 November 2015.

  1. clintwillwin

    clintwillwin Member

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    Long story short:

    Ex police put a contract out on my head and police officers in plain clothes provided surveillance as to my whereabouts for the gunman. I came face to face with the gunman and he put a gun to my head in broad daylight. I have witnesses and more evidence that will prove this.

    I reported the incident to a police station where I made a statement. I have just found out recently that the reported incident never made it on to the police computer/database/leap system.

    I spoke to an officer who posed as an ethical standards officer, told my story, and made complaint about nothing happening. I also spoke to ibac, and it was a waste of time. What a joke. They said there was nothing they could do. I also contacted the police ombudsman and he refused to acknowledge I existed, and wouldn't return my calls.

    I spoke to the media ( local newspaper ) and their response was the " Victoria police wouldn't do that".

    I have heaps of evidence names, phone records, people involved, dates etc

    My question is, how do I take this matter to court? How can I turn this into a case where I can have my day in court against these people?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.
     
  2. beanie

    beanie Well-Known Member

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    Holy guacamole, this is pretty serious stuff. If you have money, I suggest you get legal representation ASAP. Get the legal rep to document all your evidence, get affidavits or sworn statements from witnesses then write a letter to the police and/or IBAC and police conduct unit. You can write it yourself, but they tend to dismiss it with clever words as you won't be as experienced as them to deflect why what they did was "reasonable".

    If the conduct unit and IBAC fail you, complain up the line till you get to the highest level of jurisdiction. There is a legal centre in Flemington who specialise in action against the police. Set up an appointment with them; I think they make themselves affordable for general public but not free. Then again, your life is probably more important right now. Once you have everything logged, police will hesitate to brush you aside. Make sure you take down name and badge number of every officer you speak to, big or small matter. Stay safe
     
  3. beanie

    beanie Well-Known Member

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    For what it's worth, while I cannot pass judgment to whether they did it or not, safe to say I believe the Victoria Police are no saints.
     

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