‘Bullied’ sergeant takes BPS to court
A police sergeant has claimed he was the victim of “bullying and unlawful tactics” by two senior officers after he was placed under investigation for alleged wrongdoing.
Now Sergeant Mervin Homer has launched legal action for damages in the Supreme Court over the seizure of his personal mobile phone by the two officers in February.
He claimed in an affidavit read in court by his lawyer, Victoria Greening, at a hearing in March that the officers demanded he hand over the phone or face arrest.
Sergeant Homer said in the document: “I repeatedly asked to seek legal advice and speak to a lawyer before I made a decision about whether to hand over my personal cell phone."