Victoria Police: not only corrupt but lazy and incompetent

Just ask Dr Prasannan Ponganamparambile.

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55 Responses to Victoria Police: not only corrupt but lazy and incompetent

  1. Roger says:

    Victoria Police: not only corrupt but lazy and incompetent

    Worse: a law unto themselves.

  2. Bad Samaritan says:

    “A Victoria Police spokeswoman said that the force would not be commenting because the matter was before the courts.”

    Let’s blast them when the matter is dropped.

    Also, it does appear rather unusual to walk into a bottle shop carrying an unopened bottle. Where did it come from and why was he carrying it unwrapped with no receipt handy? What’s the explanation?

    Having dealt with many sub-continentals I prefer to keep my powder dry on this one. Recall how, when a number of Indians were killing other Indians a few years back (also in Melbourne and thereabouts) various “respected members of the Indian Community” went around implying that racists had done it?

    VicPol are F’wits in the main. But they are not the only F’wits on the prowl.

  3. Chris M says:

    Well maybe it’s a good sign if the Vikpol finished sorting out the African gang crime and ran out of protesters and pedestrians to assault and rob. Turning to petty crime now which may include manufacturing where needed.

  4. Speedbox says:

    I would have thought a simple “that bottle in your hand, where did you get it?” followed by “do you have a receipt?” would have cleared the matter within minutes (by the store firstly and the police lastly, if necessary).

  5. Roger says:

    I would have thought a simple “that bottle in your hand, where did you get it?” followed by “do you have a receipt?” would have cleared the matter within minutes

    What…and pass up the opportunity to humiliate a citizen?

    No; Victorians are all guilty unless they can prove their innocence.

  6. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Worse: a law unto themselves.

    Too busy protecting certain senior members of the Labor Party..

  7. Roger says:

    Too busy protecting certain senior members of the Labor Party..

    Victoria is now as rotten as Queensland was prior to Fitzgerald.

    Probably worse.

  8. Lurcio says:

    IF that is his real name 🙂

  9. a happy little debunker says:

    I go to bottle-o’s to get wine.
    I do not take bottles of wine with me…

  10. Paul says:

    Dictator Dan’s stasi police state.

  11. Notafan says:

    Couldn’t get the police to do anything about significant to me distraction theft by two brothers at my shop; several hundred in cash and my credit cards, but for a bottle of wine at a supermarket vikplod are all in.

  12. C.L. says:

    I go to bottle-o’s to get wine.
    I do not take bottles of wine with me…

    The ABC’s report is inadequate for details.

    The Age:

    … Dr Ponganamparambile thought he had been overcharged for the [Captain Morgan’s Black Spiced Rum] and had walked back in with his receipt to review the price with the cashier.

    “He checked with the person behind the counter who confirmed the price was correct,” Mr O’Connell said. “He accepted that and walked back out with the rum.”

  13. duncanm says:

    FMD.

    So he had just walked out of the shop, having purchased the goods, and walked straight back in.

    The cashier knew he hadn’t nicked it.

  14. C.L. says:

    In other words, when Dr Ponganamparambile went into the station, all police had to do was ask for the receipt. Here it is. Oh, good – thanks. See-ya.

    But no.

    Reminds me of the VicPol detective who testified at George Pell’s committal that he didn’t bother taking statements from the army of exculpatory witnesses because they were all saying the same thing. His mate testified that he would have gone to the Archdiocesan archive to check Pell’s diary but he couldn’t find the building.

    I would drug-test every one of these knuckleheads.

  15. JC says:

    I would drug-test every one of these knuckleheads.

    But first you’d have to find a brain.

  16. chrism says:

    is it over the threshold for malfeasance ? yeah, probs

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-21/doctor-claims-she-was-assaulted-by-police/10731622

    A Melbourne doctor alleges police assaulted her after she sought to help a barely conscious and bleeding man who was surrounded by officers — and that they then covered up the brutality.

    not wishing to inflict insult on top of infamy and injury to the good doctors, but

    there is always a certain pong when VicPol are there … re-badging opportunity
    VicPong

    lucky they are mostly the only ones with guns and capsicum

  17. Notafan says:

    If the Dr had been to the cash desk (twice) with his bottle why did they think it was stolen?

    They don’t give you a bag these days.

  18. Daily llama says:

    Why is anyone surprised? The coppers are merely acting how any police force acts in a socialist workers paradise

  19. Arky says:

    Where did it come from and why was he carrying it unwrapped with no receipt handy? What’s the explanation?

    ..
    Look at the bloody photo. You can see the receipt in his hand.

  20. Bad Samaritan says:

    Arky. That’s a phone.

    Meanwhile, if there was a receipt anywhere, and everything was straightforward, the CCTV film would not have gone from the shop to the cops to the CrimeStoppers-type page.

    The cops did not get called while the doctor was in the act…etc etc.

  21. Professor Fred Lenin says:

    Surely they didnt book him? It would be a challenge to the average cop to write a name that long ,” jeez wossyername ya berra pIss off and dont do it again .onyerway)

  22. Arky says:

    Bad Samaritan says:
    April 17, 2021 at 2:10 pm
    Arky. That’s a phone.

    ..
    Look at the other hand.
    The one holding a bottle of wine and a receipt.

  23. Roger says:

    It’s a bit of a stretch to imagine that a doctor – and one in his position – would walk into a Dans with full cctv coverage and put his career and reputation on the line for a bottle of rum.

  24. Arky says:

    The dude looks pissed off.
    I bet he spoke in an abrupt manner to the shop keep.
    If we were all thrown in the back of a divvy van for that, I’d have to move my things into one.

  25. melb says:

    “Yes sir, no sir, three bags full sir” is the way to address a Vicpol officer.

    What sort of opposition party is it in the Victorian parliament when this sort of behaviour by goons continues.

    They are very good at handcuffing pregnant women in the home in front of their children, snatching phones from old ladies and other brave crime fighting.

    And you can be sure that when your home is being invaded by thugs and your life is in danger, the brave Vicpol won’t be there.

  26. Bad Samaritan:

    Also, it does appear rather unusual to walk into a bottle shop carrying an unopened bottle. Where did it come from and why was he carrying it unwrapped with no receipt handy? What’s the explanation?

    It sort of looks a bit dodgy, doesn’t it?
    Was a receipt asked for?

  27. C.L:

    I would drug-test every one of these knuckleheads.

    Either drug test everyone, or drug test none.
    For starters, I’d be looking pretty damn hard at the top third of our society.
    Australia doesn’t get to be this fucked up on stupidity alone.

  28. H B Bear says:

    It’s an improvement. A few years ago they would have just shot you.

  29. lotocoti says:

    A few years ago they would have just shot you.

    Wasn’t that for a packet of biccies?
    For a bottle of rum they would’ve done his whole family.

  30. Notafan says:

    Pretty clear he’s holding a supermarket receipt in the same hand as the bottle.

    ‘It’s a phone’

  31. Albatross says:

    C.L. says:
    April 17, 2021 at 1:16 pm
    In other words, when Dr Ponganamparambile went into the station, all police had to do was ask for the receipt.

    In fact, they are obliged to collect evidence of the alleged theft. He doesn’t have to prove anything.

  32. I’m pleased to see there’s a police force in Australia showing this level of interest in a theft of one bottle of liquor.
    They even arrested him for it.

    I’ve never seen that – ever. Not even with rolled gold CCTV evidence clearly identifying the culprit, number plate of their car, & vision of their credit card imprint.

    I get the heebie jeebies thinking about the proportionate response they’d be giving to gangs of youth who assault, rob, burgle, or to people who deliberately block intersections of public carriageways, & so on.

    Victoria Police.. they’re Ken Heroes.

  33. Rockdoctor says:

    “Yes sir, no sir, three bags full sir” is the way to address a Vicpol officer.

    Think that respect by large parts of the public is long gone, including relatives of mine still there. Opposition can take a bow for that as well with their weak response over the last year. I said it a few moths ago; the loss of reputation after years of hounding drivers for speed fine revenue, the double standards applied to the assembly of the left and heavy handed displays on those who defy Dicktator Dan that it will take generations to rebuild.

    However looks like they are doubling down on the stupid. As with everything I think there’s a third side to this story but the optics of arresting a guy who turned up wanting to co-operate at the station certainly aren’t good. Why the divi van, none of the interview rooms free?

  34. Roger says:

    He doesn’t have to prove anything.

    Precisely, although he obviously thought a spirit of cooperation on his part was the best route to removing the (defamatory) post and clearing up what happened.

    Well played, VicPol.

  35. feelthebern says:

    I hope he gets a 7 figure payment.
    I hope all the plod involved are named, so their kids can be embarrassed at school.

  36. H B Bear says:

    Another day in the not so slow death of the rule of law in Victoriastan.

  37. H B Bear says:

    WApol facing a similar defamation action from ex-barrister Lloyd Rainey after his acquittal of the charge of murdering his wife. If successful it won’t be a small number.

  38. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    WApol facing a similar defamation action from ex-barrister Lloyd Rainey after his acquittal of the charge of murdering his wife.

    From memory, he was awarded over two million quid, but was “struck off” for lying to the Court?

  39. The business in question would seem to be run by a sub-optimal dickhead.
    What idiot made a complaint to police?
    A review of the CCTV would have revealed:

    Dr. Alphabet selected a bottle of spirt from in the shop,
    proceeded to the cashier,
    purchased the bottle of spirit,
    exited the shop,
    subsequently returned to the cashier,
    had a conversation,
    exited the shop.

    The shop is at fault for not reviewing their CCTV before calling the cops.
    (As said above, submitting to the cops CCTV that does not support your complaint, is the act of a sub-optimal dickhead)

    Cops are at fault for not reviewing the CCTV they received.
    One thing the CCTV must show, is the thief obtaining the bottle.
    CCTV showing the suspect arriving with the bottle = the case will not be proceeding.
    It should never have got anywhere near to an arrest.
    Heck, it should never have got anywhere near to a public appeal for assistance to located the ‘wanted’ man.

    I hope he manages to extract lotsa dollars from Vicplod.
    They may find he is not easily mollified.

  40. H B Bear says:

    From memory, he was awarded over two million quid, but was “struck off” for lying to the Court?

    Yeah – the payout was for the defamation, I thought he had another action against the fuzz. I think he ended up being struck off for using a recording device to record a telephone conversation. Pretty small beer in the scheme of things.

    Funny story. I met him at a friend’s 50th when it was all on foot. Had to be a bit careful with the small talk. One of those quirky cases that make Perth seem like a very small place. Everybody had a theory.

  41. PB says:

    TBF Packenham is a third-world shithole these days.

  42. MatrixTransform says:

    retards
    but,
    retards with guns

  43. MatrixTransform says:

    He doesn’t have to prove anything

    exactly

  44. Chris M says:

    They even arrested him for it. I’ve never seen that – ever.

    Interesting. I wonder what the Doc said that upset Dan? Clearly the enforcers are making an example of him and sending a message.

  45. Rockdoctor says:

    Another anomaly if it was really said: “An unknown police officer refused the plaintiff’s request to have a lawyer present, stating words to the effect of, ‘He’s an adult man, he does not need someone accompanying him.”

    Whoops, yes he can. Even to unzip if he wants by this from the Law Institute Victoria…

    https://www.liv.asn.au/PDF/Practising/Ethics/GuidelinesPoliceLegalPractitioners.aspx

    If there’s any truth and the officer is outed could think of any number of NW Vic Murray River border towns that are about to get a new local cop…

  46. Docket62 says:

    so, some basics…

    Arrest: The power of arrest for him lies within S458 of the crimes act. Its a blanket arrest power usually referred to as ‘finds committing’ because thats when its used. Theft of property (shop stealing) is a relatively minor offence and when a person voluntarily attends a police station, I cant see how the power exits.

    I’m not a lawyer, just ex plod. I can’t see where their POA is, and if it doesnt exist then the Pakky plod are skating on very thin ice.

    This will be settled with a 6 figure sum long before it gets to court

  47. The bloke spent a week trying to get an appointment with the station.
    When he got an appointment he attended voluntarily, almost certainly in his possession was exculpatory evidence that exonerated him (i.e. the receipt for purchase).

    So Plod did the watch/shoelaces bit on him & banged him up in the back of a flat floored divvy van box, let it sit for a while, drove him to the other side of the station carpark, interviewed him, arrested him, took his fingerprints & mugshot.

    All the while Plod were in possession of CCTV which showed he did not steal the liquor bottle.

    Is there anything the Pakenham .. err.. Keystone, plod managed to get right?

  48. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Is there anything the Pakenham .. err.. Keystone, plod managed to get right?

    Show some respect. They arrested Edward Kelly.

  49. Speaking of plod going above & beyond over a bottle of spirits stolen from a bottlo:

    Five years ago I was contacted by a Sgt of the New Zealand police (via channels through the NSW force, IIRC).

    Sergeant flat-vowels was from a regional station somewhere among the green grass & cows of the North Island – He’d got a bloke in the station who was wanted for knocking off one bottle of whiskey, ten years earlier from my bottleshop in Queensland – and what would I like to do about it?

  50. Show some respect. They arrested Edward Kelly.

    Those troopers retired from the force long ago, & things now seem to have changed a bit.

  51. Robber Baron says:

    Dr Ponganamparambile will probably still vote Labor.

  52. Dr Ponganamparambile will probably still vote Labor.

    Likewise for Mrs. Ponganamparambile, who watched Constable Clouseau remove her husband’s watch, belt, braces, shoelaces etc & bang him up in a dogbox in the carpark.

  53. Robbo says:

    VicPol corrupt, lazy and incompetent. That’s old news. If you doubt that description then just ask George Pell.

  54. Up The Workers! says:

    Gee, once upon a time, most – if not all – of these comments would have been on the side of the Police, by decent citizens who respected and had faith in the actions of those sworn to uphold the law.

    Not any more.

    Well done Deadly Dan the Chi-Com Man and your Cabinet of performing trough-snouting, knuckle-dragging Morons from the Australian Liars Party.

    That’s another great mess you’ve got us into!

    Labor(sic) – They have no room for “U”!

  55. Albatross says:

    Well done Deadly Dan the Chi-Com Man

    It’s all on the Police. They decided to carry on like this. They are independent enough to have been able to behave like human beings; they chose to behave like jack-booted thugs. Eat shit I say.

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