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2021 SEP 21 Former Senior Constable Alex Cooney Speaks Out regarding COVID, Government and Police

Gary Green
Published on 21 Sep 2021 / In News & Politics

⁣Former Senior Constable Alex Cooney Speaks Out

On October 26, 2020, Senior Constable Alex Cooney sent an open letter to NSW Police Commissioner raising concerns about how the police force were being used during the State of Emergency powers and questioning the proportionality of the response to the threat of COVID-19.

In it he challenged the current mainstream narrative, using well-researched references and called for an investigation.

Alex called out to other members of the police to show their solidarity and join him in his quest and the support was overwhelming, with hundreds of thousands visiting the site, downloading and circulating his letter and tens of thousands signing his form to show their support, including hundreds of police and members of our military.

In response, the NSW Police placed Alex on leave and a gag order, subject to the outcome of an investigation.

However, the investigation was of Alex, not the critical issues he sought to be investigated.

Alex is one of the few officers who served more than 10 years without a single complaint, so it goes without saying that their investigation into Alex was fruitless.

Now almost a year later, after serving as an officer for more than 12 years, Alex has resigned from the police force that he loved, due to legal, moral and ethical concerns about how the police are being directed and utilised during the covid-19 pandemic.

This has allowed Alex to speak publicly for the first time.


It is important for me to state up front, that I have loved my occupation as a long-standing member of the police. My colleagues in the force are like family to me and I honour them and the institution that has been an integral part of my life.

But as a partner, father, and compassionate member of our community, I cannot turn a blind eye to the reprehensible behaviour of the government and its unbalanced, inconsistent, top-down and out-of-touch response to covid-19, and especially the way they have exploited our police force to impose their oppressive and haphazard orders upon the men, women and
children of this country.

When I voiced my concerns eleven months ago, my desire was to start an important conversation about many critical issues, that were based in reality, backed by true science, questions of law, morality and ethics.

It was bitterly disappointing and perhaps deeply revealing, that all points raised were ignored, apart from mandating the vaccines within the force.

At the time, the position of the police force was that vaccination would not be made mandatory.

Sadly, we can see today that this promise, like the public trust, has been broken.

Many comrades in the force are also concerned. An overwhelming number of you have reached out to me. I cannot get to all of you individually, so I am making this statement.

The NSW Police Commissioner has been provided with all the facts and is aware of the questions around unlawful use of the police in enforcing restrictions. He has so far chosen not to respond to this information.

Today, we have supermarkets with empty shelves, because of supply-chain issues caused by forced isolation of the healthy, sick people being denied treatment, imprisoned aged care residents, people unable to attend family funerals, massive job losses and business closures, causing financial hardship including loss of homes, a critical mental health pandemic with a significant spike in suicides and attempted suicides, forcing and coercing people to have an invasive medical procedure, which is morally unethical and unlawful, and now political prisoners jailed because they vocally oppose the government agenda; all for a disease that has a prevalence of 0.22% in Australia.

The socio-economic problems caused by a unilateral response that is significantly biased towards vaccinations, which don’t stop transmission and have an unknown safety profile, as the only way forward, far outweighs the damage caused by an alleged virus that has mild effects in most of the population and has a >98% recovery rate.

If you are a police officer and wondering what you can do, please have a read here

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