Hilterman hit his kids as well as his wife
I recently blogged about the case of a police prosecutor who denied he hit his wife but had his occupation suppressed. It has been revealed he hit his kids as well, all on the same day.
Hilterman's occupation was suppressed because the judge was concerned that publication would elevate public interest in the case.The suppression order was made on the basis of other officers getting undue publicity - particularly the case where four police assaulted a man in the cells last year with pepper spray and batons - and were subsequently acquitted.
But if you get dodgy cops, of course public interest is going to be elevated. If police kept out of trouble and did not deny lawbreaking when caught, even if other cops have been wrongly acquitted in the past because their lawyers lied in court, public interest would not be so great.