I have just seen the messages on this site. I have a few questions, who here has had false charges against them, who has not been able to make a statement when accused of a crime, who has had the court listing change by the prosecution to influence the court. Example, mine was aggravated assault no weapon, the prosecutor changed it to aggravated assault with a weapon against a child or a spouse, this was done to influence the out come in the courtThanks for your contribution.
I understand that since the SA Police Complaints Authority was absorbed into the Office of Public Integrity because it hadn't performed, responsibility for dealing with Police Prosecutors has gone back to the Commissioner of Police. But when I approached that department again, I got no response. That appears to indicate that the Government does not want this matter investigated which would attract publicity and draw attention to the huge waste of Police time of false allegations of non-violent domestic abuse, and the massive cost to the public purse, plus it could bring the Government down.
We had a situation with Henry Keogh who spent 21 years in gaol for murder on faulty forensics, despite the Government having received a report to this effect 10 years again which they apparently sat on, before Henry was finally set free. Unfortunately, many still believe Henry guilty and are outraged that he should be paid compensation for his 21 year ordeal, given it comes out of the public purse.
You can imagine, then, the effect of the Government having to compensation (now) approximately 9,000 victims since 2009 of likely false allegations of non-violent domestic abuse (no proof required for Station Police to treat the alleged offender as guilty) for Prosecutor violation of their rights in forcing victims of very likely false allegations to consent to groundless IOs so they will appear the guilty party, allowing vindictive alleged victims to escape the penalties for wasting Police time and public money, and Prosecutions always win!
And, of course, there is the huge amount of money it would cost to go back through 20 years of Court records to identify Prosecutions' victims, destroy Police briefs, remove them from Police records and their DNA from the Police Criminal Data Base (which I understand is not possible, once you are on it, you are on it for life regardless of guilt). The victims of Prosecutors who partake in this unethical activity should be compensated for defamation, discrimination and victimisation, legal costs, loss of income (because an IO affects employability) and pain and suffering. And, of course, all the Prosecutors lose their jobs!
This is a massive scandal for SA, even more of a scandal if it is nation-wide, which is likely. Yet in reply to my complaint about Prosecutions' violation of my rights, all the government departments I approached came out in support of Prosecutions without contacting me to check anything, and without knowing what had happened (obvious from their responses). Clearly the Government does not want this matter investigated and publicised. They certainly know from the 2009 changes (to Police penalties, the enactment of new legislation setting out provisions under which Prosecutors must work, and the DPP formalising essential guidelines for Prosecutors to follow, to ensure justice for both parties) exactly what Prosecutors had been doing for years - probably from Magistrates and criminal lawyers. But the Government naively then put nothing in place to ensure these new procedures were followed - so of course they weren't. And because Station Police procedure is virtual entrapment for those who waste Police time with false allegations, in that they are not permitted to advise alleged victims at the first complaint that with 3 complaints the matter will go to Court where the onus will be on them to prove the allegations (if proved false, they will face the severe penalties [false statements 2 years' gaol maximum, false Affidavit [3rd complaint] 14 years gaol]), the word has continued to spread that there false allegations can be made to Police without risk, to destroy the reputations of former partners. As the suicide rate among men citing "relationship breakdown" is known to be escalating, something has to happen, and soon!
The reasons I am asking this question, it seems most here have gone through the same as me. I am in the process of suing individual police, SAPOL and the prosecution for malicious intent
I have also found a letter tabled to parliament in 2007 regarding allowing both parties make a statement which police have refused to do in last 12 years, which I beleive has left SAPOL open to a class action law suit
Any one with info or want to combine in a class action law suit please contact me here