'Room for improvement': Racism and sexism not widespread in Queensland police, union boss says

7/10/2022 5:25:00 AM

'Room for improvement': Racism and sexism not widespread in Queensland police, union boss says

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'Room for improvement': Racism and sexism not widespread in Queensland police, union boss says

Union president Ian Leavers says 'a vast majority' of officers do the right thing a day after an inquiry details several allegations of racism and sexism.

Key points:Today is the final day of the inquiry"I believe across the board it's small pockets [of sexism and misogyny]," Mr Leavers told the inquiry."Ninety-eight per cent of the people that I represent are doing the right thing each and every day.

The inquiry into Queensland police responses to domestic and family violence calls began in August.)"One personal to me, you've heard it this week, someone who is very close to me was subjected to some of this behaviour.Sexism and misogyny can occur in 'any large organisation'

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مهسا_امینی MahsAamini نیکا_شاکرمی NikaShakarami SharifUniversity زاهدان What about violence and corruption? It must be hell being a police officer. BS! The only bad union is a police union. 'police have no issue' says police officer how come they haven't forced the Police Commissioner to resign? she knew all about it and did nothing

Case closed... Now stop looking. Yeah sure… Ah well, case closed then.

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Film it with your phone and show the world (if true). Otherwise it is all hearsay. Says the white middle aged male 🙄 🤣🤣🤣 that's a good one. Leavers must be working up his comedy act for the next police talent show night. Says ABC, a fan of peterdutton, an ex- QLD cop whose humanitarian stance with refugees in detention was clearly racist hometobilo

Interesting given all the evidence to the contrary. Umm products of reason New reasoning is found that way . Yeah right The usual problem is wokism and it’s rife. Leftists always digging 'racism and sexism' Bullshit.

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Copy link Share The majority of Queensland police officers do not engage in sexist behaviour and are "doing the right thing each and every day", the head of the police union has told an inquiry.A boat is seen sitting on a dock on Pine Island, following Hurricane Ian.Read more Inhabitants of Sanibel, Captiva and Pine Island were among the first to get a glimpse after authorities still searching for survivors from the 28 September storm gave the go-ahead for civilians to return., some shouting “freedom”.

Key points: Police union president Ian Leavers is facing the inquiry for the first time Mr Leavers says sexism and misogyny can occur in "any large organisation" Today is the final day of the inquiry Ian Leavers, who represents more than 12,200 Queensland police officers, 30 per cent of which are women, is taking the stand for the first time at the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Queensland Police Service (QPS) response to domestic and family violence. Counsel assisting Ruth O'Gorman asked Mr Leavers if he was "concerned" about instances of alleged sexist and misogynistic behaviour by serving officers heard during hearings this week. In one photo, Johnny Lauder's 86-year-old mother is in her Florida home, submerged nearly to her shoulders in black murky water, staring straight at the camera, mouth open. "I believe across the board it's small pockets [of sexism and misogyny]," Mr Leavers told the inquiry. “We feel, as a community, that if we leave the island, abandon it, nobody is going to take care of that problem of fixing our road in and out,” said a Pine Island resident, Leslie Arias. "I do believe the vast majority of police are doing the right thing. In yet another, she's being pushed through the water in a wheelchair, her rescue nearly complete. "For every one incident that takes place, there are hundreds of positive stories which are out there.” Whoever is to blame, Jorge Piñon, a researcher at the University of Texas’s Energy Institute, points out that an inflection point has been reached.

"Ninety-eight per cent of the people that I represent are doing the right thing each and every day. They tell the story of Lauder's journey to save his mother, Karen Lauder, from the home she refused to leave, despite the family's pleading. But the number will grow: an unofficial tally compiled by media outlets has surpassed 120. "Sadly, there are a very small percentage who are doing the wrong thing who tarnish the rest of us. "By saying that, I don't say it's right, I think there's certainly room for improvement. "That's how I unintentionally documented the whole ordeal," he said." The inquiry into Queensland police responses to domestic and family violence calls began in August. A 73-year-old man in Lee county “shot himself after seeing property damage due to the hurricane”. ( ABC News: Lucas Hill ) Mr Leavers became tearful as he spoke about an officer "very close" to him who was subjected to abusive behaviour by a colleague. "We didn't evacuate because we couldn't leave her behind," he explained.” For those without power and water over the weekend, concerns were more immediate.

"I make no illusions there is some abhorrent behaviour that takes place," Mr Leavers said. "One personal to me, you've heard it this week, someone who is very close to me was subjected to some of this behaviour. Speaking from his son's home on Tuesday, Lauder said his mum's house had flooded about six inches during Hurricane Irma in 2017, so she assumed a similar outcome with Ian. Not included in the report are five deaths in North Carolina, one in Virginia and three in Cuba, when Ian swept across the west of the island two days before gaining power in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and slamming into the south-western Florida coast. "I wanted to throttle that [the abusive] person. "I'm a law-abiding person, I haven't done that, but it deeply affected me and others so I'm acutely aware of what takes place. She called her son for help." Sexism and misogyny can occur in 'any large organisation' Mr Leavers, who has been president of the union since 2009, was asked if he had heard from female officers about their experiences with sexism and misogyny in the QPS. The NHC “cone of uncertainty” included parts of Lee county during that time frame, including Cayo Costa, where Ian made first landfall. Government representatives arrived, as did the police and the rapid response units used to cheerlead for the state.

"Yes, I have heard of some and I support people when issues are raised," Mr Leavers said. He was sheltering at his son's house, less then a kilometre away. "I talk to people all the time in relation to their experiences and what may or may not have taken place." Mr Leavers said sexism and misogyny can occur "in any large organisation". He swam, walked, waded and kicked through water for about 45 minutes to get to her house. In a visit to the worst-hit areas on Thursday, Joe Biden promised the resources of the federal government would be available “as long as it takes”. "Whether that's policing or any other professional industry, I suggest that will be the same," Mr Leavers said. "I do think it needs to be called out, it needs to be addressed but we need to dive deeper as to why it is occurring and what can be done as we move into the future. Lauder said he heard his mother screaming as he approached.” In central Havana, Yamile Sánchez said the community spirit that holds Cuba together is also beginning to fray.

"I'm probably the only president in my role in the country that is publicly available by the phone or email to all members, and I respond accordingly. Noting that the recovery could take months or years, he said: “The only thing I can assure you is that the federal government will be here until it’s finished." Sexism and misogyny not 'rife': Leavers Mr Leavers said he did not believe sexism and misogyny within the QPS was "rife", and that he was not aware female officers were routinely subjected to "less serious, more subtle" forms of sexism, including name-calling or exclusion from male groups. "The terror was that I didn't know if something was falling on her or if she was trapped and hurt. Mr Leavers initially dismissed former Court of Appeal president Margaret McMurdo's landmark report that recommended an inquiry into the police response to domestic violence cases . In a written submission to the inquiry in July, Mr Leavers wrote there was no "widespread" cultural problem in how officers respond to domestic violence incidents." He put her on a table and bundled her in dry sheets from a high shelf. “We are cutting through the red tape and that’s from local government, state government, all the way up to the president. He said "instances of individual failings and shortcomings" were "more likely due to workload pressures or inadequate training" than cultural issues.

The probe this week heard from police Commissioner Katarina Carroll who revealed details of her own experience with workplace sexual harassment and bullying. 14 of 93 Attribution: AP They waited three hours for the water to subside, so he could push her through the streets in her wheelchair. .