Australian Federal Police Association members 'let down' by courts, ACT government rejects sentencing review call

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By Blake Foden
Updated July 14 2022 - 8:22am, first published July 13 2022 - 10:15pm
A drug-driving teenager is arrested after crashing a stolen Mercedes-Benz into a police car in Canberra's inner north. Video: Australian Federal Police Association

The union representing Canberra's police has called for the ACT government to conduct a review into "soft" sentences for criminal offenders, saying officers are protecting the community only to be continually "let down" by the courts.

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Blake Foden

Canberra Times court reporter

As a journalist, I've covered everything from a royal tour and a terror attack to international sport. After stints in New Zealand, the UK and the Canary Islands, I returned to Australia in 2018. These days, I cover the ACT and Queanbeyan courts.