The following article was submitted as a ‘Guest Post’ by Harry Hatzis, which focuses on bullying within the Victorian police force.
Policing Our State but Yet Bullying is Acceptable
So how about a bit of a closer look to where bullying exists within the Victorian workforce.
Bullying about Mr Maynes sexuality (picture on right) from fellow police officers sent him into a state of psychiatric depression. His condition worsened with further bullying which led to him taking his own life.
I ask the question, Why does this happen in the organisation that is suppose to protect and serve our Victorian community with honourability and dignity?
Instead, the actions of Victorian Police officers mirror qualities and behaviours that are unacceptable to the community, bullish and reckless.
This is not the first time that instances of bullying in the Police Force has been exposed to the public.
Karen Aden Willet was belittled by reason of her race, her being pregnant and her alleged incompetence by superiors and other officers. These events lead to her suffering severe psychiatric illness which affected her quality and enjoyment of life to the point where she would leave home wearing disguises to prevent further bullying. She, unlike others who struggle to gain redress through the legal system relating to bullying, received $250K in 2013.
Again I ask the question, why does this continue to happening?
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