Monday, April 22, 2024

Push for jail for former NSW premier’s son over giving false proof

The prosecution within the case of the police officer son of former NSW premier and senator Kristina Keneally will search to have him jailed over his fabrication of proof that landed a wrongly accused man in custody for 3 weeks.

Daniel Keneally, 25, confronted Downing Centre Native Courtroom on Thursday over the incident at Newtown police station in February 2021.

Daniel Keneally enters the Downing Centre court complex on Thursday for his sentencing for fabricating evidence.

Daniel Keneally enters the Downing Centre courtroom advanced on Thursday for his sentencing for fabricating proof.Credit score: Nick Moir

Keneally was working the evening shift when he answered a name from Luke Brett Moore, who complained about police strip searches.

Nonetheless, Keneally incorrectly wrote in his assertion that Moore had made threats to police, together with naming an officer he allegedly threatened to kill.

Because of his assertion – which Keneally earlier informed the courtroom high-ranking officers had pressured him to make – Moore was arrested, charged with utilizing a carriage service to menace and threaten to kill and spent three weeks in custody.

Moore was solely launched on bail and had the cost dropped after it emerged he had recorded the preliminary telephone name with Keneally. That recording revealed no threats had been made.

Daniel Keneally (left) with his lawyer, Paul McGirr, on Thursday.

Daniel Keneally (left) together with his lawyer, Paul McGirr, on Thursday.Credit score: Nick Moir

Keneally had pleaded not responsible to 1 rely of fabricating proof with intent to mislead a judicial tribunal.

However final month, Justice of the Peace Rodney Brender discovered him responsible of the offence, rejecting defence lawyer Paul McGirr’s declare that he made an sincere mistake whereas many sources of data in a busy station.

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