UPDATE | Ray’s victory for sacked court sheriff
Ray Hadley has had a huge win on behalf of sacked court sheriff Glenn Elliott-Rudder.
The sheriff has been offered his job back after being suspended for eight months and then fired, for breaking up a fight.
Ray obtained CCTV footage of the incident and immediately took up the fight on Glenn’s behalf.
Public Service Association General Secretary Stewart Little tells Ray common sense has prevailed.
“I can confirm that this morning we’ve received a verbal offer from a very senior official within the Attorney General’s department that Glenn is to be reinstated.”
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Ray Hadley has obtained CCTV footage of a sheriff breaking up a fight outside Wagga Wagga Local Court in February this year.
Shockingly, the vision has been used to sack the sheriff, with claims he used excessive force.
The cameras outside court clearly show a young woman attacking another woman.
A ‘code red’ is issued with Sheriff Glenn Elliott-Rudder responding immediately.
Under the code, Sheriff Elliott-Rudder has every right to forcefully apprehend and handcuff the attacker.
Instead, he assesses the situation and lightly pushes the woman away from her victim.
His actions stopped the situation from escalating and that was the end of it. There was no complaint lodged by any party.
Days later, Glenn was suspended, based purely on the CCTV vision.
He has been suspended ever since, until two weeks ago when his employment was terminated.
Ray Hadley speaks with Public Service Association General Secretary Stewart Little, who has lodged an appeal against the dismissal.
“It beggars belief that this office has been subject to any disciplinary action.
“In fact, the officer acted in an exemplary fashion and really should have been subject to commendation.”
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NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman has now seen the video and issued the following statement to The Ray Hadley Morning Show:
“I have seen the video of the incident at Wagga Court in between back to back meetings this morning.
I will be seeking a full report of the surrounding facts as soon as possible.
While the matter is before the Industrial Relations Commission, any additional comment from me at this stage would be inappropriate.”
Ray says the statement simply isn’t good enough and is calling for the Attorney General to reinstate Sheriff Glenn Elliott-Rudder immediately.
“We don’t need to have a committee meeting. We need some common sense to apply here.”