Share

cover art for Shortcut: If your abuser is a cop, will the police still protect you?

Australian True Crime

Shortcut: If your abuser is a cop, will the police still protect you?

Season 1, Ep. 379

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. 


Mary (not her real name) is a recently retired Victoria Police officer.


Mary's husband and father of her two children committed serious family violence for many years. He was also a Victoria Police officer - a very high ranking one.


Mary joins us to tell us about the attempts she and her children have made to have their allegations of family violence fully investigated by Victoria Police.


In 2021, Victoria Police announced the formation of a specialist unit to investigate cases of family violence involving its own employees. It was placed within the existing Ethical Standards Command, which investigates complaints against police.


Despite this, as you'll hear in this episode, there are still serious concerns in the way that Victoria Police handles their offending members.


We are also joined by Jeremy King, the Principal Lawyer and head of the Police Misconduct team at Robinson Gill.


Victoria Police have issued a statement in response to this episode's conversation. It can be viewed on the Australian True Crime Facebook page.


For Support: 


Lifeline  on 13 11 14


13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)


1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732


CREDITS:

Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

Guest: Mary (not her real name) and Jeremy King

Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard


GET IN TOUCH:


Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 

 

Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au

More episodes

View all episodes

  • 503. Shortcut: The "Sharpie" Gangs

    13:08
    This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed.The Sharpies were probably Australia's most fashionable gang in 1960s/70s Australia.Their clothing was custom made from European tailors and their hairstyles were unmistakable.Our guest for today's episode is Author and Social Worker, Julie Mac. Julie herself was a proud Sharpie in the 1970s, and she's here to tell us who the Sharpies really were beyond the violent headlines. You can purchase Julie's latest book "TAILS" here.You can purchase signed copies of Julie's work here.Australian True Crime LIVE is coming to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne this weekend! It'll be full of special guests and Q+A's, and we can't wait to see you in person. You can find tickets by clicking this link.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Julie MacExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio College
  • 502. The "Sharpie" Gangs

    41:50
    The Sharpies were probably Australia's most fashionable gang in 1960s/70s Australia.Their clothing was custom made from European tailors and their hairstyles were unmistakable.Our guest for today's episode is Author and Social Worker, Julie Mac. Julie herself was a proud Sharpie in the 1970s, and she's here to tell us who the Sharpies really were beyond the violent headlines. You can purchase Julie's latest book "TAILS" here.You can purchase signed copies of Julie's work here.Australian True Crime LIVE is coming to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne this weekend! It'll be full of special guests and Q+A's, and we can't wait to see you in person. You can find tickets by clicking this link.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Julie MacExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio College
  • 501. Shortcut: The Future of Victim Identification

    11:05
    This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed.Professor Richard Bassed is the Deputy Director at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine and the Head of the Department of Forensic Medicine at Monash University.I had the opportunity to interview Richard for my book "CSI Told You Lies" about his work in identifying victims in mass casualty events, such as the Black Saturday Bushfires and the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.Currently, Richard is deeply invested in researching and utilising AI technology, as it has the potential to make a significant difference in the speed and cost of victim identification.Australian True Crime LIVE is coming to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne this July! It'll be full of special guests and Q+A's, and we can't wait to see you in person. You can find tickets by clicking this link.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Professor Robert BassedExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio College
  • 500. The Future of Victim Identification

    31:24
    Professor Richard Bassed is the Deputy Director at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine and the Head of the Department of Forensic Medicine at Monash University.I had the opportunity to interview Richard for my book "CSI Told You Lies" about his work in identifying victims in mass casualty events, such as the Black Saturday Bushfires and the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.Currently, Richard is deeply invested in researching and utilising AI technology, as it has the potential to make a significant difference in the speed and cost of victim identification.Australian True Crime LIVE is coming to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne this July! It'll be full of special guests and Q+A's, and we can't wait to see you in person. You can find tickets by clicking this link.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Professor Robert BassedExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio College
  • 499. ATC Plus *Preview*: What it's really like to be a criminal lawyer

    15:31
    This is a preview of our recent ATC Plus episode. To listen to the whole episode, you can subscribe now to ATC Plus and get your first week free on Apple Podcasts.Ljupka Subeska, also known as LJ, is a criminal lawyer and Principal at Astoria Lawyers in Sydney. For this episode, she is here to take us behind the curtain and see how a criminal lawyer prepares for a case, as well as to debunk some common misconceptions about her job.This interview is led by veteran broadcast journalist (and friend of Australian True Crime), Ashlea Hansen.Click here to learn more about LJClick here to learn more about Ashlea HansenFor Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Ashlea HansenGuest: Ljupka SubeskaExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio College
  • ATC Plus: What it's really like to be a criminal lawyer

    41:45
    Ljupka Subeska, also known as LJ, is a criminal lawyer and Principal at Astoria Lawyers in Sydney. For this episode, she is here to take us behind the curtain and see how a criminal lawyer prepares for a case, as well as to debunk some common misconceptions about her job.This interview is led by veteran broadcast journalist (and friend of Australian True Crime), Ashlea Hansen.Click here to learn more about LJClick here to learn more about Ashlea HansenFor Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Ashlea HansenGuest: Ljupka SubeskaExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio College
  • 498. Shortcut: The Former Homicide Detective Changing The Way We Think About PTSD

    17:49
    This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed.Former VicPol Detective Senior Sergeant, Tim Peck, has just released a book entitled The Invisible Obvious about his miraculous recovery from alcoholism and severely compromised mental health. He's unflinchingly honest about the depths of despair that took him very close to taking his own life in 2014 at the peak of his career, and the circumstances that prevented him from accepting help until it was almost too late.Click here to purchase Tim Peck's book "The Invisible Obvious"Australian True Crime LIVE is coming to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne this July! It'll be full of special guests and Q+A's, and we can't wait to see you in person. You can find tickets by clicking this link.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Tim PeckExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio College
  • 497. The Former Homicide Detective Changing The Way We Think About PTSD

    01:11:26
    Former VicPol Detective Senior Sergeant, Tim Peck, has just released a book entitled The Invisible Obvious about his miraculous recovery from alcoholism and severely compromised mental health. He's unflinchingly honest about the depths of despair that took him very close to taking his own life in 2014 at the peak of his career, and the circumstances that prevented him from accepting help until it was almost too late.Click here to purchase Tim Peck's book "The Invisible Obvious"Australian True Crime LIVE is coming to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne this July! It'll be full of special guests and Q+A's, and we can't wait to see you in person. You can find tickets by clicking this link.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Tim PeckExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio College
  • 496. Shortcut: From The Teacher's Pet to Bronwyn - Hedley Thomas

    17:04
    This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed.Hedley Thomas is the National Chief Correspondent for The Australian and the investigative journalist behind Australia's most groundbreaking True Crime podcasts. Many of you will be familiar with Hedley's podcasts. Titles such as The Teacher's Pet, Shandee's Story and The Night Driver.Now Hedley's back with a new series called Bronywn, in which he's investigating the 1993 disappearance of Lennox Head woman Bronwyn Whitfield. Hedley Thomas joins us on Australian True Crime to talk about Bronwyn, as well as how he works and how he chooses what cases to investigate.Bronwyn, as well as all other Hedley Thomas podcasts are available wherever you get your podcasts.www.bronwynpodcast.comAustralian True Crime LIVE is coming to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne this July! It'll be full of special guests and Q+A's, and we can't wait to see you in person. You can find tickets by clicking this link.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Hedley ThomasExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio College