- To the President and Members of the Legislative Council of Western Australia in Parliament assembled
Rex Bellotti Junior, at the age of 15, was the victim of a disgusting injustice, committed by Albany officers of the Western Australian Police. It is amazing that he survived being run over by a WA Police 4WD, although he is now crippled for life. Rex Jr. nearly bled to death at the scene, due to a severed femoral artery, tissue was visibly ripped from his leg, and during the thirteen hour trip to provide him with the life saving surgery he so desperately needed, he had to be resuscitated twelve times and he will probably lose his leg.
That in itself is horrific enough, but what makes the Bellotti case all the more alarming is that despite the fact that four WA Police vehicles were on the scene within 90 seconds and there were at least twenty people who witnessed the crash or saw the aftermath, not one witness was interviewed until over a month later (once the media became involved). Out of all those officers present, not one can say what direction they arrived from, there are contradictions between WAPOL records of what time the 'incident' occurred, Rex Jr's location on the road, and not one of those four 2009 model police vehicles were fitted with CCTV or GPS despite that being standard WAPOL issue. The full horrid complexities of this case are appalling.
There has never been a genuine investigation, no compensation has been awarded to Rex Jr., and no criminal charges have been brought against those WA police officers driving the vehicle which hit Rex Jr. or those who have lied in legally binding documents.
I, Shilo Harrison,_of the Bellotti Support Group, of 188 Treasure Road, Queens Park 6107, am the promoter of this petition.
PETITION IN RELATION TO THE NEAR FATAL INJURIES SUFFERED BY REX BELLOTTI JUNIOR, AND THE REQUIREMENT FOR TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY.
To the President and Members of the Legislative Council of Western Australia in Parliament assembled.
We, the undersigned, believe that morally and legally there must be a public inquiry into the events that led to the near death of Rex Bellotti Junior, on March 6, 2009.
The extent of Rex Junior’s injuries, the subsequent insufficient police investigation which was heavily criticized by the Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC) and the lack of compensation awarded to the family necessitate a public inquiry.
Your petitioners, therefore, respectfully request the Legislative Council recommends and empowers the Department of Public Prosecutions to call for a public inquiry.
The Justice for Rex Bellotti Junior petition to To the President and Members of the Legislative Council of Western Australia in Parliament assembled was written by Shilo Harrison and is in the category Justice at GoPetition.