Press has responsibility to public perception, not police decisions

Re: Victoria officer vilified in YouTube video won’t be charged (News, Feb. 16)

Yet another case of police abusing people who are already defenceless and your headline says the police officer was “vilified” by the video.

That is probably what you said about the most appalling abuse case of all: the unfortunate death of Robert Dziekanski in 2007.

A moment’s thought should tell you that our police are out of control.

We like to think that in a democracy, the press is there to question, not just accept and attempt to justify the perpetrators of a violent act. It does not reflect well on you or our society.

David Price