Australia: When Crime-fighters Turn to Crime, Muslim Cops are Tops

Geesche Jacobsen Crime Editor / Brisbane Times


Accused … Nasser Battal.

“I was not brought up to dob in my partner.”

Tobacco theft, unlicensed guns, “heaps of mobile phones” in false names and lots of denials.

Officer denies he stole drugs

A POLICE officer has told the Police Integrity Commission he had an unlicensed gun in his home and had registered “heaps” of mobile phones in a false name, but denied he was involved with his police partner in stealing drugs from drug dealers.

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The partner, codenamed LP1, had told the commission the two officers had seized drugs or drug precursors in three separate incidents, each time handing the substances to a man called Mick Hijazi, who had tipped them off on the drugs. LP1 said he later received $10,000.

In one attempt to seize tobacco from a truck, the two allegedly organised to hire a car, equip it with a police blue light and wear holsters to suggest they were police officers. At other times they used their unmarked police car with lights and sirens.

As evidence continued about the alleged activities of two Liverpool detectives, the Police Commissioner, Andrew Scipione, announced he had stopped the officers’ pay and had begun measures to sack them.

Meanwhile, the commission heard Senior Constable Nasser Battal was feeling unwell and his psychologist had serious concerns about his wellbeing.

Continuing with his evidence, Mr Battal denied being involved in the planned theft of drugs. “We pulled up heaps of people. I don’t recall taking anything from anyone … We were very proactive on night shifts,” he said.

He suggested the tobacco thefts had been LP1’s idea but, asked why he was involved, he said: “I was not brought up to dob in my partner.”

Mr Battal said he had registered mobiles in false names “so my wife does not find out I’ve got another phone number in another name”.

He said he had bought an unlicensed handgun found during a police search of his house for protection.

The hearing continues.

The Daily Telegraph has more

3 thoughts on “Australia: When Crime-fighters Turn to Crime, Muslim Cops are Tops”

  1. I am not at all surprised. I understand that some time ago – I don’t have the precise reference here, but I could probably find it if I rummaged through my ‘Islam in the UK’ files – there was an investigation in the UK and they discovered that among the police in the UK, Muslim cops were eight (or was it ten?) times more likely to be corrupt, than their non-Muslim counterparts of whatever background.

    So: although many cops, in many police systems, in many countries, can be, and are, corrupt – remember the Fitzgerald Inquiry, in Queensland? – it appears that Muslim cops are much, much more likely to be corrupt, than non-Muslim cops.

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