Bruce Lehrmann inquiry told of ‘tension’ between police, DPP


The inquiry’s chair, former Queensland choose Walter Sofronoff KC, shall be left to deliberate on whether or not the companies concerned didn’t uphold their duties in dealing with the case.

Former Liberal Occasion staffer Bruce Lehrmann (Picture: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Relations between ACT Police and prosecutors had been “beset by rigidity from the outset”, an ACT Board of Inquiry into the prosecution of Bruce Lehrmann has heard. 

The inquiry has been charged with investigating the inter-agency dealing with of the case introduced in opposition to the previous political staffer in August 2021 over the alleged sexual assault of Brittany Higgins, after chief prosecutor Shane Drumgold wrote to the ACT Police chief in November final 12 months saying he felt pressured to not lay expenses. 

Lehrmann pleaded not responsible to 1 rely of sexual activity with out consent and has maintained his innocence. His trial collapsed final 12 months on account of juror misconduct, and a retrial was deserted by Drumgold for fears of risking Higgins’ psychological well being. 

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