A review of the evidence against Michael Mallory has revealed that a senior police officer has already been sacked.
Key points:Michael Mallory died in November 2015 after being shot in the head and torso by a police officer, his wife saysThe inquest into his death is now openA police officer involved in the death has been suspended from the forceHe has also been told to report to a disciplinary hearing.
Michael Malloy was shot dead by a plainclothes police officer in North Ballarat in December 2015.
Michael Mallary died in NorthBallarat in November last year, a week after he was shot in his head and chest.
The inquest was opened by Justice Richard Hall on Friday after it emerged that a detective who was part of the investigation into Mallory’s death was suspended from policing for 18 months.
Justice Hall also recommended the police chief of police be removed from the role, as well as a full independent review of whether any internal investigations are ongoing.
Justice Halsey told the Coroner that the case against Detective Inspector Andrew MacLean was so serious that it required a police investigation.
“I have been unable to resolve the issue of whether or not the police are responsible for Michael Mallary’s death,” she said.
“That issue is now before the Independent Police Conduct Authority.”
Detective Inspector Andrew Mallory leaves court after giving evidence in the Mallory murder trial in October.
Detective Insp Andrew Mallary leaves court on Wednesday after giving his evidence in a murder trial for Michael Scott Mallory.
Police have previously been unable for years to produce any evidence that could link Detective Inspector MacLean to Mallory, despite being asked to do so.
Det Sgt Paul Gellingsworth said he was not surprised by the suspension, saying it had been discussed for several months.
“It was never a priority for us, the decision was made by the force in March this year, when we were asked to submit our findings to the chief,” he said.
But Detective Inspector Gellersworth said there were many other concerns about Mallory including: a history of domestic violence, a lack of credibility from police, and a lack the ability to deal with domestic violence cases.
He said a police union had been contacted to support the investigation.
Det Insp Gellorsworth said it was important to find out if there were any other police officers involved in Mallorys death.
“What we are going to be looking at is whether there are other people involved that might have been involved, or whether there’s any evidence or intelligence that might lead us to those other people,” he told reporters.
“So the question that we will be looking into is how that all came about and whether that’s an issue that could have been addressed by the department at the time.”
There is a long list of questions that need to be answered, and we’ll be looking closely at those.
“Police have released CCTV images of two men they believe could have killed Michael Mallories murder victims.
Det Sergeant Paul Gellsworth said the investigation had been ongoing since January but the investigation would not be complete until the case was closed.”
We are continuing to work with the Crown and our investigators to get to the bottom of this and ensure that justice is done for Michael,” he confirmed.
Det Gellowersworth said police were not yet releasing CCTV images from the incident.”
This is going to take time, we have got a long way to go and it is a complex investigation,” he added.”
All of the images that we are releasing are from our own investigation so that will help us in our investigation.
“Police are also looking into whether there is an active case against Det Sgt Mark Wilson, who is also involved in investigating Mallory killings.
He was suspended after it was revealed that he was being paid more than $500,000 by the state police.
Det Wilson told the ABC his investigation into Michael Mallily was not linked to Mallarys death, but he did not want to be seen as being “anti-police”.
Det Wilson said he had a “huge amount of faith” in the investigation, but it was still ongoing.”
The police investigation is ongoing and the Crown has been asked to give us evidence, so we have to work through that evidence in our case,” he explained.”
But at the end of the day, we are looking at this as a police matter, not a homicide investigation.
“Det Wilson was also asked if he had any questions for the police inquiry.”
Absolutely not,” he responded.”
And we’ll have to address any questions that we have.
“Michael Mallies death has shocked and deeply affected the community in Northballarat.
Det Chief Inspector Peter Moore said his investigation had “completely destroyed” the family’s lives and left them in a state of “shock and disbelief”.”
Michael Mallie was the most caring, loving, kind and caring person I have ever met,” he noted.”He loved