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Now Helen, about the 147 CYFS complaints we have on our files…

Posted by watchingcyfswatchnewzealand on April 6, 2007

As posted on CYFSWATCH NZ

Just let us know when you are interested – would it help

that most of the CYFS complainants are women as well?

Now Helen, about the 147 CYFS complaints we have on our files…
Thursday, 05.04.2007, 07:57am (GMT12)

Clark urges women to lay fresh complaints

NZPA | Thursday, 5 April 2007

Prime Minister Helen Clark is urging women who have had bad experiences with the police to lay fresh complaints.

The report on police conduct released on Tuesday revealed evidence of numerous incidents of sexual misconduct by officers and of the police failing to deal properly with complaints by women.

Miss Clark has condemned the behaviour and says 60 recommendations in the report by Dame Margaret Bazley will be implemented as soon as possible.

“I am saying come forward if you have been treated in this way and haven’t come forward before, because you will be dealt with appropriately by the New Zealand police,” Miss Clark said tonight on TV3 News.

One of the woman whose allegations led Miss Clark to order the inquiry, Louise Nicholas, says she believes the bad behaviour is still happening.

She said she was sick of hearing it had stopped.

“I’m sorry that’s bollocks. It still goes on,” she said earlier yesterday.

Mrs Nicholas said she was “very happy” with Dame Margaret’s report and recommendations and the report offered some vindication for bringing her own rape allegations forward.

Mrs Nicholas also urged women to come forward.

“Don’t be afraid. . .if you don’t get the satisfaction that you feel is required, you go higher, you go further, you go public,” she said.

 

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