Welcome to the Fact File section of the SA Police News website. This section is designed to provide the community with the facts and views of the South Australia Police on current issues relating to police.
Yesterday's opinion piece in The Advertiser titled "More laws won't curb bikie violence" is ill-informed. I support a person's right to voice an opinion, but that opinion should be formed through fact.
The Advertiser's front page article with the headline Fast and the Furious omits important facts. It leaves readers with the impression that speed and red light cameras are unreliable and/or inaccurate. This is wrong.
The Advertiser today published an article with the headline: "Outlaw driver toll soars" (pg 11). It was about the number of drivers caught unlicensed on our roads.
I'm disappointed and frustrated with David Penberthy's column "Rash arm of the law". His weekly musings are usually well written and thoughtful. But this week Mr Penberthy's column was constructed around ill-informed and unreasonable declarations.
Statement from South Australia Police Commissioner Gary Burns: "It is of enormous concern to police that there’s been a spike in the number of shootings in the past month. I ask you all to remember that the vast majority of these have been targeted attacks linked to either drugs, debts owed, or domestic related."
On Wednesday 23 January 2013, Channel 7 News incorrectly reported that serious charges against a known Finks member had been withdrawn.
The drink-to-get-drunk culture has got to stop and every part of our community has a part to play in affecting change.
Letter to the Editor of the Sunday Mail in response to Andrew Faulkner’s column: “Plodding police lingo is a crime against humanity”.
SA Police respond to misinformation being published across some media outlets in relation to Rocco Leo.
Following recent claims made in media relating to the draft Burnside Council report, it is necessary to clarify the SA Police Commissioner's position on this matter.