New Zealand Police have yet again become an international laughing stock, hilarious if it didn’t so often have tragic consequences. This time the police pin-up boy is one Detective Senior Sergeant Al Symond’s (strange that we haven’t heard from the police association’s Greg O’Connor lately).
Seems that Detective Senior Sergeant Al Symonds knew what he was doing when he accused Clint Curley (photo above) of running an illicit methamphetamine lab when he was killed in an explosion, of course the poor boy hadn’t been.
As Clint’s grieving father recalled of Senior Sergeant Al Symonds’ arrogance:
In fact so confident was Detective Senior Sergeant Al Symonds that the ‘good ol’ boy‘ then went on to cross the “thick Blue line” in making a completely false and prejudicial statement to the press (SOP for the NZ Police):
But it gets worse, much worse; this complete fuck-wit (masquerading as a senior cop) had obviously, as is par for the course with New Zealand police investigations, crammed a large square peg into a rather small round hole, and with an arrogant self satisfaction that is so often found in New Zealand cops (who according some sources have exceptionally low IQ’s) he then charged the innocent victims flatmate, yet another innocent man (has now also become a victim):
The trial started last week, but on Friday defence lawyer Shane Cassidy brought an application before the judge to dismiss the charge and it took only minutes for the case to be thrown out and the jury discharged.
There are a few questions to be asked here, the first is; did Detective Senior Sergeant Al Symonds have it in for Keith Gallagher, the man he charged? If not what other motive, circumstance or factors pre-existed the events for this cop to have acted in the way he did. If it was simply a matter of corrupt behaviour or for that matter gross incompetence on the part of Detective Senior Sergeant Al Symonds, then he needs to be suspended pending a full investigation and dismissed if found wanting.
It goes without saying; anyone that’s been, arguably, as one eyed and incompetent (or corrupt?) as Detective Symonds, who’s been employed to uphold the “law” is in these circumstances a walking talking risk to the liberty of all New Zealander’s.
Given the events in this case one question should almost certainly also be asked; of the other cases that Detective Symonds investigated and prosecuted just how many of them require revisiting ? Detective Senior Sergeant Al Symonds is not alone, there have been so many more police investigations just like this one; and in the coming weeks Lauda Finem will be reporting on yet another!
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- NZ police labelled ‘thick blue line’ (ABC)
- New Zealand police: a “culture of lies” and stonewalling! (laudafinem.com)
- Former officer alleges police corruption (laudafinem.wordpress.com)
- Ex-cop accuses senior officers of dishonesty (laudafinem.wordpress.com)
- Dotcom: NZ Police, bumbling “keystone cops” or systemically corrupt (laudafinem.wordpress.com)
- Dotcom: TV3′s Campbell live plays catch-up (laudafinem.com)