Mallard to face private prosecution

Mallard to face private prosectionWellington accountant Graham McCready has launched a private prosecution of Cabinet Minister Trevor Mallard over the parliamentary dust up in which he punched National MP Tau Henare.
Mr Mallard apologised to Mr Henare after the…
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This could well be a first, a Labour minister before the beak. Graham McCready has just added his name to the list of people who will be defamed and attacked in parliament with no right of recourse and for showing the police what they should have done.

[quote]McCready today said he had made a complaint with police about the incident, but they had refused to investigate as he was not a witness or an interested party.

He said he would now take a private prosecution as he believed the country's lawmakers should not be above the law.

"Mr Mallard's a politician, he's a lawmaker and now he is a lawbreaker," he said on Radio New Zealand.

"If you break the law and admit it publicly, you should be before the court."[/quote]

McCready himself is defending tax related charges but that hasn't stopped him demanding a higher standard from our law-makers.


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