Police who investigated Bruce Lehrmann sue Shane Drumgold for $1.42 million over critical comments

Five AFP officers say complaints in a November 2022 letter brought them into ‘public disrepute, odium, ridicule and contempt’

Five Australian federal police officers are suing the ACT government and Shane Drumgold for $1.42m over the former director of public prosecutions’ complaint about the handling of Bruce Lehrmann’s prosecution.

In December 2022, Guardian Australia revealed Drumgold had written to ACT detective superintendent Scott Moller shortly after the collapse of the Lehrmann trial, saying he held concerns police were politically influenced, and aligned themselves with the defence.

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