A senior Queensland detective is gutted at the phrasing he used in appealing for information into the deaths of a woman and her three children in Brisbane. The comments have been condemned as victim blaming by domestic violence campaigners including Betty Taylor from the Red Rose Foundation and Angela Lynch, the head of the Women's Legal Service Queensland. "Is this an issue of a woman suffering significant domestic violence and her and her children perishing at the hands of the husband? She added the phrasing was wrong and Det Insp Thompson was gutted about the comments. "He is distraught and he is gutted about the way he said it and what was said," Commissioner Carroll told the ABC.
Source: Otago Daily Times February 20, 2020 23:26 UTC