- Palm Island - Death in Custody -

Here is a selection of my publications. Click on the title to view the whole text, or chose a category on the left.

  • Police defend Palm Island appointee re bias
    By: Tony Koch CALLS for Queensland Deputy Police Commissioner Kathy Rynders to be replaced as the person responsible for investigating the conduct of police who first looked into the 2004 death in custody of Palm Islander Mulrunji Doomadgee... read more
  • Supreme Court battle is an offensive charade
    By: Tony Koch THE lawyers' picnic masquerading in the Queensland Supreme Court as a titanic battle between the Crime and Misconduct Commission and the Queensland Police Service is just another attempt to deny any blame for the disgraceful... read more
  • Atkinson hangs on in hope - Palm Island
    By: Jamie Walker, Roseanne Barrett UNDER intense pressure over his leadership of the Queensland Police Service, commissioner Bob Atkinson said yesterday his announced reappointment was no certainty. The 62-year-old career cop has been held... read more
  • A failure at the top to redress injustice
    Tony Koch ONE of the most difficult jobs imaginable is to be a police officer in a remote indigenous community in Australia. It takes a special kind of person to succeed. Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley was obviously not that special kind of... read more
  • A culture of denial and inertia
    By: TONY KOCH Hiding the ineptness of his officers was the police commissioner's major concern THE first signs of panic and an absence of leadership in the Queensland Police Service came on November 27, 2004, the day after Palm Islanders had... read more
  • Top cop slammed for Palm probes
    By: Michael McKenna, Tony Koch QUEENSLAND Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson was responsible for seriously ``flawed'' investigations into the 2004 death in custody of Palm Island man Mulrunji Doomadgee that invoked the pre-Fitzgerald culture... read more
  • Police warned over bad conduct
    By: Michael McKenna, Tony Koch QUEENSLAND Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson has launched a pre-emptive strike against looming criticism of his leadership by issuing a warning to the 14,500-strong force, saying there is no place for misconduct,... read more
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