Fact File

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.

Commissioner Gary Burns responds to Advertiser column on bikie violence

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 6:54am

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.


Fast and furious? Here's the facts

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 8:40am

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.


"Outlaw" drivers haven't increased

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 10:56am

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.


Response to David Penberthy, Sunday Mail

Friday, 8 March 2013 8:02am

 February 2013

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. 


Recent Gun Crime - the facts

Monday, 4 February 2013 3:35pm

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."


Serious charges on Finks member remain

Friday, 25 January 2013 10:13am

On Wednesday 23 January 2013, Channel 7 News incorrectly reported that serious charges against a known Finks member had been withdrawn. 


Alcohol & violence: the solution is not easy, and it will take commitment

Tuesday, 18 September 2012 6:38am

The drink-to-get-drunk culture has got to stop and every part of our community has a part to play in affecting change.


Response to Andrew Faulkner’s column: “Plodding police lingo is a crime against humanity”.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:07am

Letter to the Editor of the Sunday Mail in response to Andrew Faulkner’s column: “Plodding police lingo is a crime against humanity”.


Rocco Leo - The facts

Friday, 22 July 2011 1:57pm

SA Police respond to misinformation being published across some media outlets in relation to Rocco Leo.


Statement - Burnside Council draft report

Friday, 22 July 2011 10:37am

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.


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Bottom Panel : See, Hear, Say Something

Police are appealing for information about a shooting at Blakeview on 23 February. They believe this vision shows a man re-enacting the incident - do you know him? This Crime Stoppers segment can be viewed on Channel 9.

People can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit the website at www.sa.crimestoppers.com.au to report information about this matter.
Information can be given anonymously.


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