AFP fight to control ‘threat to community’ as Victoria frees convicted terrorist
Federal police are preparing for a court battle after a convicted terrorist, who aided anti-government Chechen fighters, was let out early.
Under a Victorian government policy, which takes into account time prisoners spend in COVID-19 lockdown, Adam Brookman was released nine months before the end of his sentence.
Australian Federal Police Commissioner Reece Kershaw told Ray Hadley police will seek to have Brookman’s movements restricted under a control order.
“Unfortunately, they tend to breach these orders as well, and a lot of these individuals – in our view – don’t change their views.
“They do pose a threat to our community.
“But what I do want to reassure the Victorian community is that we have a whole team that are dedicated to making sure they comply with those orders.”
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