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Violence of riots left cops fearing for lives

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POLICE feared for their lives and were only trying to bring peace to Palm Island during the 2004 riots, officers who were on the ground have said.“,”link”:”http:\/\/cdn.newsapi.com.au\/link\/7cd92e3e4223e3ca8a69acd7e915f9e1″,”paidStatus”:”PREMIUM”,”originalSource”:”Townsville Bulletin”,”creditedSource”:”Townsville Bulletin”,”subscriptionSummary”:”POLICE feared for their lives and were only trying to bring peace to Palm Island during the 2004 riots, officers who were on the ground have said.On Tuesday it was revealed the State Government had agreed to pay $30 million to 447 complainants from a class action law suit following the riots and issue an apology for the actions of certain police officers deemed to be racially discriminatory.”,”originalAssetId”:”508d6658-4dcc-11e8-bac6-4028a456caac”,”version”:”PUBLISHED”,”dateUpdated”:”2018-05-02T10:41:35.000Z”,”dateLive”:”2018-05-02T14:00:00.000Z”,”customDate”:”2018-05-02T14:00:00.000Z”,”dateCreated”:”2018-05-02T05:47:35.000Z”,”status”:”ACTIVE”,”thumbnailImage”:{“contentType”:”IMAGE”,”id”:{“value”:”2a50b0756249d9e24ddcb7b6a872fbb0″,”link”:”http:\/\/api.newsapi.com.au\/image\/v1\/2a50b0756249d9e24ddcb7b6a872fbb0″},”originId”:”crop-832dd2e6e59acefa2883433fd7e5478c”,”origin”:”METHODE”,”title”:”27 Nov 2004 The burntout Police Station and Court House on Palm Island. 4,094 more words

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