Police officers who impose brutal lockdown in Sydney’s west are caught throwing a PARTY at their police station
Police officers imposing brutal lockdown in Sydney’s west are caught throwing a PARTY at their police station for LGBTQIA awareness
- Staff at a police station in NSW Covid hotspot pictured having a party
- More than a dozen employees gathered in a common area to share platters of food
- NSW police said they are investigating the party to see if lockdown rules have been broken
Police officials assess a staff party held at a station in western Sydney in July while the city was under strict lockdown to determine if public health regulations had been violated.
On Friday, more than a dozen Mount Druitt Police Area Command staff gathered in a brightly decorated common room to share buffets of food.
Photos from the event posted online show staff around a party table at the station, located in one of 12 Covid-affected LGAs of concern, as they celebrate Wear It Purple Day to support the LGBTQIA+ community.
Mt Druitt Police Area Command posted a photo of an office function Friday where more than a dozen employees gathered in a common area (pictured)
Happy Wear it Purple Day. Follow your rainbow and start the conversation,” said a Facebook post from Mt Druitt PACs.
While emergency services are exempt from the no-congregation rule, the exemption is designed to allow them to do their job.
However, office positions are discouraged under public health regulations, and the state’s chief health officer has repeatedly said office workers are not allowed to gather in lunchrooms or tearooms.
“It is important that all workplaces consider their Covid safe plans,” said Dr. Kerry Chant Monday.
In the photo, an officer was depicted without wearing a mask which is mandatory in public indoor locations
“Make sure you don’t share the tea room, wear masks, have a four-foot density, and don’t be around if you have symptoms.”
The post was removed shortly after sharing.
NSW Police said they are investigating the event to ensure employees are adhering to Covid restrictions.
“NSW Police are aware of the footage and an internal investigation is underway to determine if there have been any breaches of public health regulations,” a spokesperson told the Daily Mail Australia.
Mt Druitt is located in the town of Blacktown LGA – an area with one of the highest rates of Covid cases since the second wave delta outbreak in Sydney began in mid-June.
In the past four weeks, there have been 2,159 Covid cases in Blacktown LGA, of which 1,439 have not been linked to any known case or cluster.
NSW Police said they were investigating the party (pictured) to see if any rules had been broken