Man who lost faith in the force escapes assault conviction

A MAN who said he had lost faith in the police force escaped conviction in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday, as he was sentenced on two charges.

Timothy David Boxall appeared on Tuesday morning, facing singular counts of assaulting or obstructing a police officer and committing a public nuisance, on December 29 last year, after he was arrested outside Bojangles nightclub about 1.30am.

Boxall shouted at police officers who were standing outside the nightclub, before struggling with them as they tried to arrest him.

A third officer was required to intervene.

Boxall was fined $600 for both offences, but Magistrate Russell Warfield exercised his discretion in not recording a conviction, after Boxall had called one female officer a "blonde s**t" during his arrest.

Boxall said while his behaviour was inexcusable, he had lost a great deal of faith in the police, after they had failed to prosecute security staff who he claimed had bashed him at The Reef Hotel some months before, among other issues.



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