Soldier became Fraser Anning candidate defending criminal records for attacking a police officer and stifling an RSPCA inspector
- ACT Senate candidate for Conservative National Party has a violent criminal past
- Shane Van Duren was on trial for beating the police and strangling an RSPCA officer
- The confrontation was about the seizure of his Belgian shepherd Kalu in 2015
- Mr Van Duren said that his earlier convictions were not relevant to the Senate
An ex-special troops soldier changed the candidate from the ACT Senate lead for the new Conservative National Party of Fraser Anning and emphasizes that his criminal past is not relevant to his political ambitions.
Shane Van Duren, 45, was tried two years ago in the Supreme Court of ACT after beating a police officer and beating a female RSPCA officer during a violent confrontation about the seizure of his Belgian dog dog Kalu.
He spent 46 days in custody before later pleading guilty of assault and strangulation.
Mr Van Duren received a suspended prison sentence of two and a half years in prison and ordered 200 hours of community service, of which he says he has already performed.
Shane Van Duren, pictured with his beloved dog Kalu is run as the ACT main candidate in the Senate for the controversial new party of Senator Fraser Anning
Mr Van Duren said that his earlier beliefs had nothing to do with his senate ambitions for next month's federal elections.
& # 39; If no one in the Senate starts a malicious case, I probably won't choke anyone there & # 39 ;, he told the Canberra Times.
& # 39; I was only accused of mistreatment. & # 39;
Senate candidate Shana Van Duren (photo) served in East Timor as a special troop soldier
He admitted that he was unsure whether his criminal history affected his ability to appear before the Senate because the form did not require conditional judgments.
The ugly confrontation with police and inspectors took place at the end of 2015 after he broke into the RSCPA headquarters in Canberra to free Kalu after the dog was seized while looking through the streets & # 39;
The former soldier slapped a policeman in the face and placed him in front of him in a head lock grabbed a female RSCPA inspector by the throat when they visited his house to pick up Kalu.
Shane Van Duren was tried two years ago in the Supreme Court of ACT in connection with the violent confrontation with police and RSPCA about the seizure of his dog Kalu (photo)
& # 39; You are f ****** dead b ****, this is only 50 percent of what I can do & # 39 ;, Van Duren told the inspector, the court heard.
Kalu was eventually reunited with Mr. Van Duren.
The dog is part of his owner's therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder after having had traumatic experiences during his stay in East Timor, including the death of staff.
Shane Van Duren suffered from a post-traumatic stress disorder after returning home from East Timor
Mr. Van Duren was later reunited with Kalu (pictured) after the confrontation