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 on: October 20, 2017, 01:37:30 PM 
Started by Prickle - Last post by Prickle
Coroner’s calls over Queensland police shootings

QUEENSLAND’s top coroner has recommended specific training for police officers on how to deal with people suffering from mental health issues after examining a spate of police shootings.

The deaths of Anthony Young, Shaun Kumeroa, Laval Zimmer, Edward “Wayne” Logan and Troy Foster were examined by State Coroner Terry Ryan after they were fatally shot in separate police incidents between August 2013 and November 2014.

Mr Ryan has already handed down his findings in relation to each death clearing officers of any wrongdoing, but this morning he made 19 recommendations as part of an investigation into wider issues facing police and the public.

Mr Ryan recommended that mental health training be retained as a “core component” for recruits and first-year constables.

He also said the hours of operation for mental health clinicians embedded within the Brisbane Communications Centre should be extended to 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Mr Ryan praised the introduction of body-worn cameras, and said funding should continue until all frontline officers were equip with one.

“The (body-worn camera) project is of much benefit to the QPS and is of overall benefit to the criminal justice system,” he said in his findings.

“The footage caught by body-worn camera as will ultimately result in the increased early resolution of criminal charges brought by police and complaints against police, resulting in fewer matters proceeding to court.”

Mr Zimmer’s mother attended court this morning.


 on: October 18, 2017, 10:11:33 AM 
Started by angry - Last post by greenkma.
Glad you enjoyed it and still show an interest in KMA.

 on: October 17, 2017, 11:15:11 PM 
Started by angry - Last post by Daemon
Good shit. Enjoyed the read.

 on: October 16, 2017, 11:56:39 AM 
Started by angry - Last post by greenkma.

May 2006 my brother asked me if I was going to watch the Danny Green & Mundine fight, I'd seen the promtions on the news and sport so I thought why not it looks like it's going to be a good fight. I knew sweet FA about boxing let alone the science behind it, Danny had the same last name as us Mundine was rude and mouthy so I went for the Green Machine, he lost but something stuck with me I got hooked. Being a stay at home mum of two was my heart and pride but I needed something for me so I set some time aside to look in to the world of boxing and stumbled upon MMG a promotional company for fighters providing worldwide news coverage for a few websites I sent an email on the May 15, 2007 and received a return email on May 31  by June 5, 2007 I had my first two contacts Jeff Fenech and Stuart Duncan, I had no clue who Stuart Duncan was. Fast forward 10 years Stuart Duncan is the matchmaker for Duco Events matching the fights for the biggest boxing event to be held in Australia the Jeff Horn v Manny Pacquiao fight.

10 Years yes 10 bloody years I have been researching and writing about our Australian boxers. I took a leap of faith and jumped on a plane to Victoria August 17, 2007 was my first fight night I met Victorian promoter Keith Ellis, Tracey Griffith from Snap Happy Photography and I went along to the Dallas Brooks Hall in East Melbourne for the night of fights. Keith was great and looked after us letting us pick where we wanted to sit and giving Tracey free range to take her photos. We met up with Keith the following day for an interview for KMA at Sam Greco's cafe in West Melbourne, Sam and Keith were very welcoming and helpful I walked away thinking wow I could really enjoy doing this fulltime.

Looking forward I started a Freelance Journalism course October 15, 2007 by this time I had spoken to Jeff Fenech, Angelo DiCarlo, Phillip Holiday, Jeff Malcolm, Brad Vocale, Sam Greco, Jimmy Young, Jimmy Brown, Chris McCullen, Mark Wilson, Justin Manolikos, Jamie Myer, Leslie McCarthy from Boxing Action UK website who I ended up writing for on the recommendation of Curtis McCormick. Yes I got hand balled from here to there but as I've said all along I've got broad shoulders, confident, believe in myself and listened to my mothers advice of "don't worry about what people think of you, you know what is true". With a bit of direction from Keith I chose a couple of promotions in November 2007 to attend and asked Curtis to organise a media pass for Nov 2 a Myer Productions event http://boxrec.com/en/event/535173 and Nov 30th  Ace Boxing Promotions event http://boxrec.com/en/event/532873. little did I know the importance of the Heavyweight fight I was about to watch Alex Leapai v Nathan Briggs for the OPBF Heavyweight title, Alex demolished Briggs by knockout round 8.

"I have many stories to tell but this is one of my most memorable when I arrived at the Ace Boxing event I got my wrist ban media pass to sit ringside I went up to meet Angelo and ask where I was to sit he said the only seat left was with the ringcard girls so I went for a little walk around watched a fight in the standing area then went back to the seating area and bumped in to Angelo's son Nathan who was kind enough to point me to a vacant table with a couple of seats. Now happily seated and watching the fights a young lady came up and started chatting to me, I told her I was there to do an article for boxingactionuk she encouraged me to go in to the ring and take a couple of photos, I did, her husband also joined us at the table Jeff Malcolm (now that I think about it, it was most probably their table). The auctions came on so I headed to the ladies in the general admission area as I walked through the fully packed crowd I noticed the LIONHEART shirts some people were wearing on my return back through the crowd a lady raised her hand and clipped my lip she quickly apologised, I looked at all the Lionheart supporters and asked what they were doing on this side of the room, they should be on the other side then went back to where I was seated.  By the time Alex's fight started there was a few more Lionheart shirts in the seating area, one guy asking to use the spare seat I had my bag on I happily gave him the seat".
This was only meant to be a short story but 10 years is a loooooooooooooooooooong time so lets fast forward to April 26, 2014 the Alex Leapai v Wladimir Klitschko fight in Germany the first Australian in 106 years to fight for the then undisputed world Heavyweight title, I interviewed Alex before he flew to Germany for the biggest fight of his boxing career, I little cry during the interview don't ask me why but it was a very emotional interview. I sat with his dad while Grantlee Kieza interviewed him for the courier mail, we watched Alex spar Razvan Cojanu, got some group photos taken then Alex left to take his dad to a doctors appointment.

I have used my time and money to create KMA it has taken me on an amazing journey of blood, sweat and tears I don't attend many fight nights because of time and the cost. So when you get invited to an event for a first time boxing promoters show from the matchmaker and he does a no show leaving you ALONE in the foyer of the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre it doesn't make you feel very good, it hurts you right in the middle of your tiny, little sensitive heart especially when the boxer you have stood by for over 10 years makes his return to the ring.

I am telling my story because I have put my heart and soul in to KMA Boxing Australia, I have been through alot to keep it going. I am a mother of two teenage children who have pretty much been on this journey with me, they were my inspiration to step out of my comfort zone and push myself to achieve something of a high standard. I have made it this far with the help of my family and a  few people Tracey Griffith, Mick Bannister, Keith Ellis, Stuart Duncan, Noel Thornberry and the generosity of many people in Boxing Australia it hasn't been easy, I have been made fun of in boxing forums Brian Kirwan to name one and many others under false names but I kept going. I found a website that took my work seriously http://www.spleenvent.com and didn't ridicule me if I made a mistake (like we all do, you read them online and in the papers all the time) it was a comfort zone for me to show my support for many Australian boxers Daniel Geale, Michael Katsidis, Lenny Zappavigna, Lucas Browne, Jeff Horn, Sam Soliman, Danny Green, Jake Carr, Shannon O'Connell, Blake Caparello, Damien Hooper and more.

When I started out on this journey in Boxing Australia a well respected former three time world champion told me I am doing a great job supporting our boxers, "they need as much support as they can get" I believe I have done that, I have given as much as I can when I can.  https://www.kmaboxing.org/

 on: October 15, 2017, 06:59:10 AM 
Started by Prickle - Last post by Prickle
Arrest gone wrong costs local cops more than $50k

 ONE OF the most senior police officers in the Coffs Clarence Local Area Command was at the centre of a court case which concluded this week, costing NSW Police more than $50,000.

Coffs Clarence LAC crime manager Detective Inspector Darren Jameson was under cross-examination in a civil case in District Court in Coffs Harbour examining claims of assault, wrongful arrest, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution when both parties agreed to halt proceedings.

After negotiations both parties agreed to a $50,000 payout for Coffs Harbour woman Amanda Strudwick and an undisclosed amount for a 17-year-old girl.

The young girl sought damages for assault, wrongful arrest and false imprisonment, and Strudwick also received compensation for malicious prosecution.

The case arose from an incident in which the women were arrested and charged in 2014.

The solicitor instructing the barristers engaged by the women, leading civil rights lawyer Joe Fahey, said the women sued police after a local court magistrate dismissed charges brought against them by Det Insp Jameson in 2014.

The magistrate ordered police to pay costs for that matter and the girl was found guilty of swearing.

He said Det Insp Jameson had charged Ms Strudwick with hindering police, claiming she attempted to stop him arresting the younger girl.

"Both the woman and the girl, who was 14 at the time, had been charged in relation to an incident with Det Insp Jameson in 2014," Mr Fahey said. "In particular, Jameson made allegations that the 26-year-old had hindered the arrest of the girl.

"Subsequent to the charges being laid, CCTV footage was obtained by NSW Legal Aid which showed the incident that occurred was vastly different to that alleged by the detective inspector."

Mr Fahey said barristers Dominic Toomey SC and Dean Woodbury were cross examining Det Insp Jameson at length about the failure to obtain the CCTV footage and why he had not complied with protocols in the Police Handbook, when the case was halted.

Mr Fahey described the outcome as "pleasing".

"It's always pleasing to get a good result for the battler, they deserve a fair go."

NSW Police were tight-lipped about the outcome.

"The matter was resolved by consent agreement between the parties," a police spokesperson said.

"NSW Police will not comment further on the matter."


 on: October 13, 2017, 09:12:05 AM 
Started by angry - Last post by greenkma.
It's Time - Biggest show of the year is here...

It doesn't come any bigger than this. Tonight's massive Big Time Boxing show LIVE from 7pm.

Featuring Australia's hottest talent, including world ranked Blake Caparello, George Kambosis, Joel Brunker and Susie Ramadan. Joel Camilleri vs Yao Yi Ma threatens to steal the limelight in a mouthwatering match-up for the Victorian title. Plus some of the countries hottest emerging talent... 
11 fights, LIVE from 7pm tonight. This will be an absolute cracker...

Click on the poster below for the full card link from Boxrec.com


 on: October 13, 2017, 09:05:39 AM 
Started by angry - Last post by greenkma.

Brisbane Convention Centre 14.10.17

The sunny city of Brisbane, in Queensland Australia is home to recently crowned WBO World Welterweight Champion Jeff Horn, an inspiration to all who follow boxing in Australia. A man of his word Horn became number one July this year sending shock waves around the world claiming the prestigious title from ten time world champion Manny Pacquiao at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane. The event is the largest to be held in Australia 55,000 people attending, promoted by Duco Events and historian world boxing promoter Bob Arum the event praised a great success for the Pacific and Boxing Australia. Horn was pencilled in as the underdog from Down Under in the lead up to the world televised fight but now, is the WBO Welterweight Champion of the world, he went from being bullied at school to bullying Pacquiao around the ring winning the biggest fight of his professional boxing career so far. 

A great success story, one that DDP Sports Management leaders Danny Dimas and Paul Keegan are keen to work towards promoting their first boxing event this Saturday at Brisbane Convention and Entertainment Centre with a big night of fights lined up. The fight of the night between Irish born WBO Oriental Super Welterweight Dennis Hogan ( 25.1.1 ) and skilled southpaw boxer Yuki Nonaka ( 31.8.3 )  from Japan is the title eliminator Hogan has his eyes and fists firmly set on, confident of the getting the win and one step closer to fighting for a world title. Boxing under the guidance of  Jeff Horns manager and trainer Glenn Rushton, Hogan is in prime condition physically and mentally to get the job done in front of the Brisvegas crowd. Hogan has trained in Australia for the last five years representing his two home countries, boxing on many promotional nights travelling to places seeking all he can squeeze out the sport landing him in Germany 2015 challenging home town favourite Jack Culcay ( 20.1.0 ) for the interim WBA super welterweight title a journey of love and loss, a loss that won Hogan world level experience and knowledge he takes in to the ring this Saturday night.

The undercard is a great lead up to the main event with two respected and highly ranked boxers heading back in to the ring after injuries. Former heavyweight champion Alex Leapai ( 30.7.3 ) makes his return to the ring after semi retirement working on body, mind and soul training with a renewed vision of boxing his way back to the top of world heavyweight division he once dominated. Leapai talks of the fire that burns within, a fire that has burned over 45kg during his much loved training for his return to the ring and his fight back to the top. Alex 'Lionheart' Leapai reached the goal many world contenders dream of under the guidance of Noel Thornberry fighting the best of the best landing them in  Oberhausen, Germany 2014 facing then undisputed heavyweight world champion Wladimir 'Dr Steelhammer' Klitschko returning home defeated but also a champion, becoming the first Australian heavyweight to fight for a world title in 106 years.

Also on the undercard Rohan Murdock ( 19.1.0 ) a strong contender in the super middleweight division once holding a world ranking he was the boxer to watch and still is. His professional boxing career was put on a hold due to injuries and unfortunate promotions falling through. Life can force you to take a step back but like Murdock if you push back harder you can find yourself in the prime position to accomplish what is before you. DDP Promotions have granted Team Murdock the opportunity to work their magic come Saturday night, this fight will be a kick-start to bigger things watched on by world champion Jeff Horn and influential people of the boxing industry.

 on: September 27, 2017, 07:30:03 PM 
Started by Prickle - Last post by Prickle
Vic police sacked, quit over harassment

Up to 100 cases of sexual discrimination and harassment against Victorian police continue to be investigated as the force tries to clean up its workplace culture.

Twenty-six Victoria Police officers have been sacked or left the force since investigations started in 2015, with three fired, while the rest resigned, retired or took a disability pension.

The figures were revealed on Monday as Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton repeated his apology to victims and acknowledged that while there had been progress, more work was needed.

"There's still a long way to go for Victoria Police," he told reporters.

"We're still seeing harm perpetrated in the workforce and we're still seeing considerable resistance to change."

The numbers emerged as the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission issued the results of an audit into harassment and discrimination against women in the force, following up on an initial review in December 2015.

While the news is disturbing, Victoria's Acting Premier Jacinta Allan pointed to moves to stamp out unacceptable behaviour.

"These sorts of organisational cultural practices don't change overnight," she said.

The 2015 review found a pervasive culture of sex discrimination and sexual harassment within the force that left many women feeling harmed and excluded, the commission's Kristen Hilton said.

A police taskforce - codenamed Salus - set up to investigate predatory behaviour by officers, looked into 184 incidents over the past 18 months.

"Concerningly ... almost two-thirds of those are from harm that took place after our first report was released," Mr Ashton said.

"So it's a positive that women are more likely to come forward and report harassment.

"But (it's) unfortunate, in our view, and sad, that these investigations have to take place at all."

Of the 240-odd investigations since Taskforce Salus began in January 2015, between 80 and 100 are ongoing.

The alleged offences range from disciplinary offences to rape.

Many female officers still didn't feel comfortable reporting discrimination, harassment or assault, Mr Ashton said.

"I again apologise on behalf of our organisation to all those who have experienced it. My message is that this will not be tolerated."

Since the report, Victoria Police has established a workplace harm unit to encourage victims to come forward.

It is still working through a recommended redress scheme for victims.


 on: September 14, 2017, 04:35:48 PM 
Started by Prickle - Last post by Prickle
Police officer stood down – Far North District
QPS Media on Sep 6, 2017 @ 12:46pm   

A 50-year-old male constable from the Far North District has been stood down from official duty with the Queensland Police Service and will be tasked to perform non-operational duties.

The officer has been issued with a Notice to Appear before the Mareeba Magistrates Court for off duty conduct concerning alleged offences against the Weapons Act 1990 and Explosives Regulation 2003.

In keeping with our commitment to high standards of behaviour, transparency and accountability, we have undertaken to inform the public when an officer faces serious allegations of misconduct. This does not mean that the allegations against the officer have been substantiated.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.


 on: September 14, 2017, 04:35:10 PM 
Started by Prickle - Last post by Prickle
Police officer stood down, Community Contact Command
QPS Media on Sep 14, 2017 @ 3:35pm   

A 39-year-old male sergeant from the Community Contact Command has been stood down from official duty with the Queensland Police Service and will be tasked to perform non-operational duties.

The officer is being investigated for allegations of unprofessional dealings with colleagues and members of the public.

In keeping with our commitment to high standards of behaviour, transparency and accountability, we have undertaken to inform the public when an officer faces serious allegations of misconduct. This does not mean that the allegations against the officer have been substantiated.


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