The Guardian 26 September, 2007
Police exonerate themselves
over APEC violence
The police have investigated and exonerated themselves over their violent and illegal actions at the APEC protest in Sydney on September 7-8, the Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione announcing that there will be no action taken against those police who had taken off their identity badges and others who had attacked and assaulted protesters. The NSW Greens and Human Rights Monitors, who photographed the badge-less officers, have called for an independent inquiry. Two other people who were on a police list of "excluded persons" and who were arrested outside the APEC exclusion zone, are suing for wrongful arrest. Complaints have been lodged with the NSW Ombudsman about police violence during the APEC summit.