Jim Keogh, the former cop who worked as a head in Gold Coast anti-bikies unit, so called Rapid Action Patrol squad says police must “put the foot back on the throat of the bikies” following the execution-style death of Shane Bowden.
He predicted the investigation would be long lasting as the bikies will strictly adhere to omerta, and said now is the time to put the screws on them.
As Gold Coast Bulletin reports Jim Keogh said:
“From a police perspective you’ve got to maintain a strong presence and win each battle to control the war,” he said.
“But the key important issue is your police squad must be totally dedicated to fighting this war seven days a week, 52 weeks of the year, and not reallocated to subsidiary tasks like border protection.”
“We had a host of issues. We had the Broachbeach brawl. We had the incident at Robina, we had a number of issues but none of such brutality,” he said.
“Shootings such as this, and the number of shots (fired) are a great concern to the community,” he said.
Eric Silbermann for biker-news.com