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Australia Trial for police shooting of Indigenous woman JC in Geraldton to be held in Perth

11:47  18 september  2020
11:47  18 september  2020 Source:   abc.net.au

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JC was shot dead by police in Geraldton on September 17 last year. His case is currently listed to be heard in Perth but the officer applied for it to be transferred to Geraldton , with his lawyer Linda Black arguing that was where the shooting happened and was where the accused man, his family

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a close up of a man and a woman looking at the camera: JC's sister Bernadette said the family would get © Provided by ABC NEWS JC's sister Bernadette said the family would get "better justice" with a trial in Perth. (ABC News: Hugh Sando)

One year on from the shooting death of an Indigenous Geraldton woman, who for cultural reasons is referred to only as JC, the serving police officer accused of her murder has failed to convince a Supreme Court judge his trial should not be held in Perth.

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The officer, whose identity is suppressed, is alleged to have unlawfully shot JC on a street in the suburb of Karloo on September 17 last year after she was surrounded by police when she refused to drop a knife she was carrying.

The officer — who is the first in a century in WA to be charged with murder — has pleaded not guilty.

Today the court was told his trial is not likely to happen until late next year and is expected to run for four weeks.

He did not appear in person in court today but was listening to proceedings via an audio link.

Lawyer argues for Geraldton hearing

His case is currently listed to be heard in Perth but today the officer applied for it to be transferred to Geraldton, with his lawyer Linda Black arguing that was where the shooting happened and was where the accused man, his family and most of the witnesses lived.

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Ms Black said the defence would be requesting that the jury members view the scene of shooting and that would be more easily accommodated if the trial was held in the Midwest city.

She also said if it was in Perth the officer, at the most stressful time in his life, would have to stay in a hotel away from his family and friends.

WA Director of Public Prosecutions Amanda Forrester SC opposed the application telling the court that while the stress caused to the officer was "a regrettable factor" he was on bail unlike most murder-accused, who are kept in custody.

Ms Forrester said it was up to the State to ensure the witnesses were available to give evidence, and it would ensure that would happen.

She said if a jury view of the scene was ordered by the trial judge the State would also ensure that would happen by transporting the jury from Perth to Geraldton.

Family says 'better justice' in Perth

In his decision Justice Jeremy Curthoys said he had not been persuaded by the officer's argument that the location of the trial should be changed.

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He said it was "ultimately a balancing exercise" and what it came down to was that there would be more support for the officer, and it would be more convenient for him if it was in Geradlton.

Justice Curthoys said ultimately that was not in itself a good enough reason for the trial to be moved.

Members of JC's family were in court for the hearing and welcomed the decision.

Her sister Bernadette said the family believed there would be "better justice" in Perth.

"It's a country town Geraldton and I don't see how we're going to get justice in the right manner," she said.

"Everything is down here for a reason and if it's hard to get down here, well so be it. We'd rather it here as a family."

Bernadette said the past year had been difficult, saying it was hard to be strong and go through the court process.

"I try and keep my family all together," she said.

"You got to do, what you got to do. Be an older sister for her, and for justice to be served."

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