The Victorian Police have a history of failing to demonstrate competence in investigation allegations of rape. As the ABC reported in 2009, the investigation into an alleged rape perpetrated by an AFL player was fundamentally incompetent and failed the woman who made the complaint. The Police then tried to pay her off with a confidential settlement payment.
In 2010 we learned that the Police failed to properly investigate another rape claim against another AFL player, and that two diligent officers were undermined and threatened by their superiors into abandoning their work. Now we have just learned that the Police had a secret deal to share confidential information with the AFL. I think there’s more to this than we’re being told.
Given the dismissive attitude towards the serious crime of rape by the boofhead blokes in the Police, it could be assumed that this secret arrangement could have been used to give advanced warning to AFL players that they were being investigated. This could lead to evidence being destroyed and crimes being hidden.
The Police have already demonstrated that they care more for their thug football playing mates than they do for the victims. I am utterly disgusted by the news of this secret deal and my trust in the Police is nonexistent. The Victorian Police – proudly catching protecting rapists…