Senior policeman’s son in Big Bash probe
Either Dad does not recognise his own son (The tow the line excuse) or Dad made and early attempt to cover up his OWN sons outrageous behaviour quickly…What are the odds of all the cops and incidents in NSW and this BIG WIG COMMISSIONER fronts the media and tries to water down the behaviour of the “OFFICER” in question.?…Friggin happens to be his own son…what a crock of shit…
Cop bashes cricket fan
A police officer has been captured on video repeatedly punching a Big Bash cricket spectator
UPDATE 5.50pm: NSW Assistant Police Commissioner Mark Murdoch’s son is under investigation for allegedly punching repeatedly a spectator during a Big Bash cricket match at the SCG.
Mobile phone video footage of the incident emerged yesterday showing a uniformed NSW policeman punching the 39-year-old Sydney man several times as security officers restrained him.
It emerged today that the officer shown in the video footage, aired by the Seven Network, is the son of Assistant Commissioner Mark Murdoch.
A police spokesman confirmed the sole police officer shown in the footage was Mr Murdoch’s son.
Mr Murdoch, commander of the Central Metropolitan police region, today removed himself from an internal police investigation into the incident, citing a personal conflict of interest.
“Mr Murdoch, who launched the investigation, became aware late yesterday (Friday) that a relative was involved in the police response and immediately informed the NSW Police Executive that it would be inappropriate for his region to undertake the investigation,” NSW Police said.
“The conflict was not immediately apparent as initial names of officers supplied to the region of officers involved in the arrest of a man were not complete.”
Officers attached to the North West Metropolitan police region will now lead the investigation.
The spectator allegedly first refused to leave the Sydney Cricket Ground when asked and then resisted arrest.
He was taken to Surry Hills police station where he was issued with a field court attendance notice for remaining within a licensed premises and resisting police.
Mr Murdoch told the Seven Network yesterday that “the video footage, in isolation, doesn’t look great”.
But he said the incident had to be taken in context, adding: “We will allege that he (the spectator) resisted arrest quite violently.”