Video to shed light on cop jaw jab
POLICE are yet to decide whether to charge 79-year-old Raymond “Bill” Morrissey, who has admitted to hitting an officer.
Mr Morrissey told the Tweed Daily News he “planted one” on the jaw of a Tweed Highway Patrol policeman who was trying to arrest him at Pottsville last Friday.
Inspector Darren Steel of Tweed police yesterday said investigations were ongoing.
“We are still interviewing a couple of witnesses and reviewing the police in-car video footage,” Insp Steel said.
A statement is also yet to be taken from the officer involved.
The senior constable has since received support from Tweed MP Geoff Provest.
Mr Provest said the public should not interfere when police were making arrests.
The NSW Police Association is also behind the officer.
“I am confident that any examination of the facts would clear the officer of any wrong-doing,” chairman Andrew Eppelstun said.
“We reiterate our long-term commitment to the campaign that anyone who assaults police ... should be considered for custodial sentencing.”