A BALLARAT police officer could take legal action over a social media hate page
The Facebook page, which Victoria Police said would be taken down in December lafacebook proxy
Police Association secretary Greg Davies hit out at Facebook for not taking the
The Ballarat Highway Patrol officer, who The Courier has chosen not to name, decget on facebook
However, Mr Davies said the union had been made aware the page still existed las
He said the officer had been encouraged to report the issue to Chief Commissione
If the page continued to run, Mr Davies said legal action would likely be the ne
“ We are sick to death of the attitude of Facebook with issues like this. It’s as though Facebook consider themselves not to be responsible about what goes o” he said.
“ If we can’t get it sorted then we are going to take every possible action, which could lea”
The page, which includes derogatory comments about the officer and his family, aunblock facebook
Mr Davies also lashed out at the “idiots” who posted offensive material on the page, claiming they were also liable for de
“ You have to question the mentality of the people who jump on these pages, especi” he said.
In December last year, a similar page about a Melbourne-based officer was set up
It was removed within 24 hours after police made a public stand against the page
At the time, a Victoria Police spokesperson said the page about the Ballarat off
However it is still yet to be taken down.