Mal Brammer … former assistant police commissioner.THE former assistant police commissioner Mal Brammer, a former commander of Special Crime and Internal Affairs, yesterday strongly rejected any allegation of wrongdoing.
He said he was ”not aware of any legitimate and tangible findings that applications for search warrants, telephone intercepts and listening devices were falsified by some SCIA officers”. He said he was not aware ”of any personal vendetta by any officers within SCIA” towards the then head of homicide, now a deputy commissioner, Nick Kaldas.
Responding to a finding by a strike force that he had been ”untruthful”, Mr Brammer said a review by two senior officers subsequently ”found there was no evidence I did so. No adverse finding now exists in that regard.”
Mr Brammer said for the past decade, Fairfax Media had ”undertaken a speculative campaign of trial by media towards me particularly based on innuendo and hearsay, to the point of being somewhat blinkered and vindictive”.
”I am well aware of the agenda and who is driving it and why it is occurring currently,” Mr Brammer said.
In regard to the findings of strike forces Sibutu, Tumen and Emblems, he said: ”I have not had material evidence made available to me regarding the alleged findings to justify comment.” But he said he believed Sibutu ”evolved from coerced misguided opinions”. Criticism of him by Operation Banks was based on a ”misguided report and the unsubstantiated opinions” of a senior officer.
He said the Commissioner, Andrew Scipione, in a previous role as commander of SCIA, ”had key executive responsibility” for the Operation Mascot inquiry into alleged police corruption, including the Kaldas matter.
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