Premier Rann and Police Minister Holloway have to respond to suggestions that the abuse of public office allegations relating to a police officer extend to other people in a range of government departments and agencies, Shadow Police Minister Rob Lucas said today.
“Media reports today claim police intelligence that girlfriends and wives of bikie gang members have deliberately sought positions with certain government agencies in order to obtain access to confidential information,” Mr Lucas said.
“These include South Australia Police, Transport SA’s motor registrations office, the Department for Correctional Services, the Courts Administration Authority and the Lands Titles Office.
“These media reports claim police surveillance has found that information on driver’s licences, motor vehicle registrations, property ownership, criminal records and prisoner locations has been provided to bikie gangs, which has then been used for criminal purposes.
“These claims obviously have raised considerable concern in the community about the power of bikie gangs and their access to confidential information.
“If these reports are correct, then the allegations against the police officer might only be the tip of a much larger scandal.
“If Mr Rann and Mr Holloway have any information that these claims are not correct, then they should share that information publicly to allay public concern.”