Mulrunji case sparks anger amongst Qld police

Police officers from around Australia could march on the Queensland Parliament, in support of a union-led industrial campaign, sparked by an Aboriginal death in custody. The Queensland Police Union is outraged that one of their own, Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley, is facing manslaughter and assault charges over the death of Mulrunji on Palm Island two years ago. The officers are also demanding the Queensland Government provide better resources for police who work in Indigenous communities. Today, the heads of police unions from all states and territories met in Brisbane to back the concerns of their Queensland colleagues, and say their solidarity is unprecedented.