Sunday, July 17, 2011

Albany rally for Rex Bellotti


Saturday, July 23 · 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Local Elders and Politicians as speakers


In March 2009 Rex Bellotti Junior, then 15, was run down by police driving on the wrong side of the road in Albany, Western Australia. Over two years have gone by.

There is conjecture about the police and vehicle involved –did they fail to stop, Why was the vehicle not impounded immediately? Why were they driving on the wrong side of the road? Why had witness statements not even taken by Albany police until after a month later, and only when the story was raised by the Sunday Times newspaper?

There is conjecture about the response of the hospital – why did it take 13 hours for an operation to be performed? The police department has never prosecuted any of the police officers involved.

The incident left the young indigenous man with a broken femur and severe lacerations to his left leg. Even, it is unclear whether the promising young footballer will require his leg to be amputated. By chance an off duty paramedic passerby kept Rex Bellotti Junior from bleeding to death at the roadside.

The family is calling this rally in Albany to allow public debate to find out if a public inquiry into the incident is needed. The family has never received proper legal representation for compensation and assessing the culpability of police. The Bellotti family are appealing to all members of the public to support them in their quest for justice.

Come to the rally and discussion forum in Albany to talk about the issues surrounding this injustice. You may be able to help in some way.

Please come with a warm heart and no violence.

Location: possibly Albany Town Hall

This rally has been organised by the Bellotti family and the Bellotti Support Group. For more details
contact Darryl Kickett 0417 984 581