August 7, 2010
A QUEENSLAND magistrate has ruled that it is acceptable for people to tell police officers to “f*ck off”.
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Magistrate Peter Smid yesterday threw out the court case against Mundingburra man Bardon Kaitira, 28, who swore at a female officer outside the Consortium night club on December 20, last year at 2.40am, The Townsville Bulletin reports.
“The defendant said ‘f*ck off’ and starting walking away and I asked: ‘What did you say?’,” she said. “He said ‘f*ck off” again and then said: ‘I don’t like the police you think you are all heroes’.
“I told him it was an offence to swear at an officer and gave him two choices – a fine or be arrested.”