Police Commissioner Ken Lay: Prosecute the ticket inspectors who assaulted Michael Aravopoulos
  • Petitioned Police Victoria, Chief Commissioner Ken Lay

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Police Victoria, Chief Commissioner Ken Lay

Police Commissioner Ken Lay: Prosecute the ticket inspectors who assaulted Michael Aravopoulos

    1. Valerie Butler
    2. Petition by

      Valerie Butler

      Strathmore, Australia

Like many I read the story of Mr. Aravopoulos in the Herald Sun on Friday June 1st 2012 and was outraged. It is unacceptable that after an assault that took place in 2008 police have failed to prosecute this matter. Mr. Aravopoulos has stood his ground and refused to accept hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation for this assault, he wants justice and the broader community should want to see justice for him, I know I do.

Too often individuals and organisations who can afford it buy their way out of trouble but this is often a poor outcome for the community as those who commit these offences go unpunished while the lives of people like Michael Aravopoulos and his family are changed forever in very negative ways.

It is not good enough for any community to say 'we deplore violence' and then allow perpetrators to simply get away with it.

It is time this case was prosecuted and the very courageous Michael Aravopoulos to get his day in court and get his opportunity to stand up to those who assaulted him. Please help send a message to Police Victoria violence is wrong no matter who the perpetrators are. The community should be able to have confidence in the public transport system and those who have the responsibility of assisting those who use it.

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    • Geoff Turnbull ASHFIELD, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      Police and ticket inspectors are not above the law. If they commit offences they should be prosecuted. Charges should be laid and let justice take its course.

    • denis kinsella MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      So this does not happen again.

    • Eddy Hendriksen MURRUMBEENA, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      I've just watch the 7.30 report on this case and frankly if Victoria Police is to have any credibility as a force for justice then you have to lay charges and let this guy have his day in court. Please reconsider your earlier decision not to press charges.

    • Avril Brown SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      This is just DISGUSTING !!!

      Cowards are ALWAYS tough in numbers.........

      GUTLESS wonders !

      CHARGE the scumbags!!!

      WHERE is the JUSTICE ?????????



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