The allegations include that the unit induced a criminal to breach his bail in a bid to gather evidence on a police officer and then influenced him to ”perjure” himself under oath.
The complaints were examined by Strike Force Emblems, which also found the unit may have engaged in criminal conduct” when it bugged 100 serving and former police.
Bugging report too dangerous to release
THE secret police report into the widespread phone-tapping and bugging of over 110 serving and former officers was too “dangerous” to be released, the Inspector of the Police Integrity Commission, David Levine, said yesterday.
The reputations of the NSW Police Force and individual officers could be trashed if the report and recommendations by strike force Emblems were made public, the former Supreme Court judge said.
Mr Levine said while he could understand the concerns of the 114 people named in just one of the warrants investigated by strike force Emblems, the final decision to release the report should lie with NSW Ombudsman Bruce Barbour.
Police Minister Michael Gallacher denied this was another attempt to bury the report which he had pledged to release when he got into government.
Police Association president Scott Weber said those police officers affected felt the matter was “not being taken seriously” and rejected criticism of the Emblems investigators.
“Many of (the officers) were senior and respected police officers
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