Horse Owners
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Male | Sydney, New South Wales   Australia
Horse owners 'bullied' by police on Facebook
Bullying Type: Emotional
Posted By: Moore
5/13/13 8:11 AM
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NSW Police will investigate claims of "cyberbullying" made against officers from its mounted unit by a community action group in Sydney's west.

The government plans to move mounted police horses to the historic Yaralla estate on the Parramatta River at Concord and locals with horses on the land have been given until the end of May to vacate.

Opposition planning spokesman Luke Foley says horse owners from the the Save the Horses at Yaralla Concord group made a formal complaint to police on Friday that some members of the Mounted Police Unit have engaged in cyberbullying.

"No one should have to deal with cyberbullying," Mr Foley said in a statement.

"The community horse owners and local families who frequent the paddocks for walking, horse riding and picnics are already in shock after the O'Farrell government gave them until 31 May to be off the public estate."

On its Facebook page, Save the Horses at Yaralla Concord says it has tried to "to open the lines of communication" with the mounted police.

But its efforts "keep falling on deaf ears".

NSW Police said they would "review the Facebook comments in question".

"Officers must comply with NSWPF policy on personal use of social media," police said in a statement.

"If breaches of the policy are detected, they'll be investigated and appropriate action will be taken."

The statement said a "small number of off-duty mounted police unit members attended a recent public meeting which, like any member of the public, they were entitled to do".

Comment is being sought from the government.


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Posted By: FrancisJ | 5/13/13 11:39 AM
I hope they come to some sort of decision that benefits both the community and government, while allowing the government to serve the people.
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