‘Its fine to tell police officers to f*ck off’: Oz court

August 6th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Aug 06 (ANI): A magistrate in Queensland has ruled that telling the police to f*ck off is completely fine since they have become immune to the F-word.

Mundingburra man Bardon Kaitira won the case for swearing at a female officer outside the Consortium night club on December 20, 2009 after Magistrate Peter Smid ruled that it was acceptable for people to tell the police to f*ck off, according to The Townsville Bulletin.

Constable Belinda Young gave evidence that Kaitira used the swear word twice towards her after a group of officers patrolling Flinders St East poured out his girlfriend’s drink.

“The defendant said ‘f*ck off’ and starting walking away and I asked: ‘What did you say?’” news.com.au quoted Belinda as saying.

“He said ‘f*ck off’ again and then said: ‘I don’t like the police you think you are all heroes,’” she added.

“I told him it was an offence to swear at an officer and gave him two choices - a fine or be arrested,” she further said.

Kaitira opted to be put in handcuffs and taken to the watch house.

After winning the case he explained outside court why he pleaded not guilty - despite admitting to swearing at Constable Young.

“On the night it was completely over the top and I didn’t think it was fair,” Kaitira said.

“Most people just cop a fine but I didn’t want to do that,” he added.

Magistrate Smid ruled that he was not satisfied that Kaitira committed an offence and police could be liable for his legal bills.

“The defendant spoke normally, he had his hands in his pockets and walked away,” said Magistrate Smid as saying.

“It’s not the most polite way of speaking but those who walk the beat would be quiet immune to the words,” he added. (ANI)

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