Charged 550 in domestic violence blitz

POLICE charged more than 550 people during a four-day operation targeting the State’s most dangerous domestic and family violence offenders and warned that “anyone who commits this heinous crime, can expect a knock at their door”.

Operation Amarok VI ran from Wednesday to Saturday (May 15 to 18), involving every police area command and district across the State and charged 554 people with a total of 1,070 charges, 226 of those arrested were wanted by police for serious domestic violence offences.
Minister for Police, Yasmin Catley said Operation Amarok sent a strong message to perpetrators of domestic and family violence.
“These results show how seriously the NSW Police Force take domestic and family violence – this abhorrent behaviour is not tolerated,” she said.
Police Deputy Commissioner Peter Thurtell said the results demonstrated the Force’s commitment to tackling domestic violence and arresting offenders, no matter where they were.
“Officers respond to incidents of domestic and family violence every single day, and Operation Amarok enables police statewide to conduct a targeted blitz of those who have been flagged as the worst domestic violence offenders,” he said.
“We demonstrated last week that we will target and arrest the offenders no matter where they are located.
“These results send a powerful message to offenders, and the community at large, that we do not tolerate domestic and family violence in any form, and our efforts will continue.”