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Police lose bid to suppress Gobbo-linked officer’s identity amid fear of underworld retribution – The Age

Victoria Police had suggested the officer could be “harmed or killed for revenge” for their role in one of the biggest scandals in Australian legal history.

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Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Paterson had argued publishing the name of the officer could place them in danger due to the perception they had violated a long-running “unwritten rule” governing the relationship between law enforcement and the underworld.
This unwritten rule, Mr Paterson wrote in a sworn affidavit, was based on a mutual understanding that criminals would not seek revenge against police for doing their job of investigating, arresting and prosecuting offenders.
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