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The Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA) is disgusted and horrified after a 29-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman were granted bail in the ACT Magistrates Court after being accused of seriously injuring a four-year-old boy, allegedly leaving the child with a fractured skull and other injuries.

AFPA President Alex Caruana said that the 29-year-old man was granted bail one day after the co-accused was also granted bail.

“The man was already on parole for serious offences and now gets bail after a four-year-old child in his care has allegedly been repeatedly struck with a blunt circular object, leaving him with a fractured skull and other injuries.

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Statement regarding Brittany Higgins’ social media post

The Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA) notes the social media post made by Ms Brittany Higgins regarding the conduct of ACT Policing members.

The Association refers to Mr Walter Sofronoff KC Inquiry that found while police investigating the allegations made mistakes, they acted in good faith and conducted a thorough investigation.

AFPA President Alex Caruana said that ACT Policing had accepted nearly all the recommendations from the Inquiry without reservation and that two recommendations require further consultation.

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ACT Government recommendations to Lehrmann Board of Inquiry

The Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA) acknowledges and welcomes the ACT Government’s response to the final report by Mr Sofronoff KC regarding the Board of Inquiry into the Criminal Justice System in the ACT.
AFPA President Alex Caruana said that the recommendations and the ACT Government’s response are sensible and will strengthen the ACT criminal justice system.

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Statement regarding Lehrmann BOI findings

The Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA) acknowledges the public reporting of the Sofronoff Report and urges the ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr to release the report in its entirety.

AFPA President Alex Caruana said that the public reporting confirms the suspicions the AFPA held regarding the trial of Mr Lehrmann.

“While we welcomed the Inquiry, we knew it would be the only way to reveal the truth. We were always confident that the investigating officers had conducted a thorough and professional investigation from day one. It’s disappointing that valuable ACT taxpayer money was spent due to allegations now found to be wholly false and made up. We thank Mr Sofronoff KC and the Inquiry Board for the way they conducted the Inquiry.

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