Friday, June 22, 2012

Police reject Mary Jo Fisher claims

South Australian police have hit back at statements by Liberal Senator Mary Jo Fisher that the police prosecution service was dogged and deliberate in its attempts to lengthen her trial.

Senator Fisher will leave Federal Parliament in August, after fresh allegations of shoplifting.

Last year she was cleared of theft, but found guilty of assaulting a security officer, although no conviction was recorded.

In a statement, Senator Fisher said her faltering recovery from a depressive illness was hampered by repeated pressures from the police prosecution service, in its calculated and deliberate attempt to increase the length, complexity, cost and emotional turmoil of her trial.

Some of Senator Fisher's Liberal colleagues are also agreeing with her claims that she was targeted by police. Read More