The identity of a top-ranking police officer accused of crashing his car in Sydney while drunk will remain suppressed for 40 years after a court agreed to an unprecedented secrecy push by NSW Police.
The public can’t be told the detective inspector’s name, identity, details of his close ties to the top echelons of the force – or even the reason for the secrecy – only that it is to “protect the safety” of somebody else. ...
Sure, I'll say it again: Great fun for cops and TV news, but no stolen car is worth the danger of a police chase.
Anyone else gets shived in prison — it happens often, every day — and nobody gives a damn, but when a cop gets stabbed, questions are raised.