Dametto demands to give police back their powers

Aug 16, 2021

Dametto demands to give police back their powers

Aug 16, 2021

HINCHINBROOK MP, Nick Dametto is demanding the State and Federal Governments to give police back their powers. 

Friday, we saw a Townsville family lose their means of transport as their cars were stolen and set on fire.1 

Nick Dametto MP said, crime statistics declined for a split second and now these young offenders are finishing their time at Cleveland Youth Detention Centre and gangs are being reunited, causing chaos on the streets. 

“The Townsville community are demanding a solution and securing number plates with anti-theft screws is not the answer,” he said.  

“We are sick and tired of the Government turning a blind eye and pretending that Townsville does not have a crime crisis. 

It appears young offenders can invade people’s homes, steal cars, drive around high on drugs, running red lights and driving on the wrong side of the road at high speeds with no ramification.  

Townsville Bulletin revealed that police sources have their hands tied when it comes to intercepting and deploying tyre stingers in fear of punishment.2 

“I respect there are procedures in place to protect officers when using tyre stingers.  

In my opinion these procedures are inconsistent. Why is it okay for officers to use tyre deflation devices when police cars are stolen and not when a community members car is stolen? 

Katter’s Australian Party (KAP) has been calling on the State and Federal Governments to trial the KAP Relocation Sentencing Policy. 

“It’s time to break the cycle when it comes to youth crime. This policy is an opportunity to reform young offenders through strict discipline and learning life skills.