Top cop admits ‘darkness’ within police, looks for new model to sack officers


The boss of Queensland police is wanting into how she would be capable to sack officers discovered to have behaved inappropriately, because the service continues to cop intense criticism over its therapy of home violence survivors.

Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll advised reporters on Tuesday, regardless of a damning report that exposed “darkness” within the service, the Queensland Police Service was nonetheless on a recruiting drive and urged individuals to affix.

After months of public hearings revealed damning proof of misogyny, racism and sexism inside the police service, Commissioner Deborah Richards on Monday launched the inquiry’s report, titled A Name for Change.

Whereas Carroll was grilled over two senior cops who had made lewd feedback at QPS conferences, she testified she herself had been a sufferer of sexual assault when she was a youthful officer.

She has since apologised to officers inside the service who had fallen sufferer to predatory colleagues, and acknowledged there was an issue inside the police service in the way it handled victims.

Having been on the helm of reforms inside the Queensland Fireplace and Emergency Service, Carroll has maintained she would change Queensland police tradition.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has backed her, asserting “cultural change wants a powerful lady”.

Within the inquiry’s report, Richards discovered many victim-survivors had been blamed by police or not believed, and there was a scarcity of belief and religion in Carroll.

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