WA government apologises for police treatment of murdered baby’s family

Last Updated on 22/06/2022 by National Justice Project

State attorney general John Quigley says ‘I am truly sorry’ over murder of baby Charlie, who was killed after police left him at crime scene.

The Western Australian government has pardoned and apologised to the Yamatji family of a baby who was brutally murdered by Mervyn Bell after the baby’s mother was arrested by police who had been called to assist her in an assault.

Read The Guardian reporter Lorena Allam’s extensive coverage of the pardoning of Tamica and Ted Mullaley here. Photo by David Dare Parker.