Furious footy boss reveals prosecutors' INCREDIBLE demand to Latrell Mitchell and Jack Wighton as he blasts 'arrogant and dishonest' cops over arrests

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  • Raiders CEO was stunned by Director of Public Prosecutions' demand 

  • Later emerged ACT bull - Sargeant David Power - provided mendacious evidence
  • Wighton and chap NRL prima Latrell Mitchell cleared of each charges 

By Andrew Prentice For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 00:27 EDT, 3 November 2023 | Updated: 00:27 EDT, 3 November 2023

Seething Canberra Raiders CEO Don Furner has revealed nan ACT Office of nan Director of Public Prosecutions' bonzer push for NRL prima Jack Wighton to publically apologise pursuing his apprehension alongside Latrell Mitchell successful February extracurricular a nightclub.

Both Wighton and Mitchell saw each charges dropped earlier this week successful nan ACT Magistrates Court, 24 hours after a elder constabulary serviceman progressive successful their arrests admitted to giving mendacious grounds to nan court.

The precocious floor plan pair, who are distant cousins and will beryllium teammates astatine nan South Sydney Rabbitohs adjacent season, were cleared after Sergeant David Power - nan supervisor of a group of officers progressive successful nan alleged incident - conceded his type of events from nan nighttime successful mobility was inaccurate.


Sergeant Power besides told nan tribunal he had a 'memory issue' earlier denying he 'invented' evidence.

The sergeant later apologised to Wighton successful court.

Canberra Raiders CEO Don Furner has revealed nan ACT Office of nan Director of Public Prosecutions' push for Jack Wighton to publically apologise pursuing his apprehension alongside Latrell Mitchell successful February 

Wighton and Mitchell saw each charges dropped earlier this week successful nan ACT Magistrates Court, aft a elder constabulary serviceman progressive successful their arrests admitted to providing mendacious evidence 

And now a furious Furner has told nan Sydney Morning Herald really nan DPP successful nan nation's superior pushed difficult for Wighton to publically admit his expected wrongdoing good up of nan tribunal date.

A missive was sent to Furner backmost successful June, which read: 'The prosecution considers location are reasonable prospects of occurrence successful this matter, and it is successful nan nationalist liking for nan prosecution of your customer [Wighton] to continue.

'Should your customer beryllium consenting to plead blameworthy to some charges, and rumor a nationalist apology to some nan responding constabulary and nan organization for his alleged conduct, nan prosecution would not beryllium heard against a submission that your customer is remorseful and should beryllium shown immoderate leniency by nan tribunal connected sentence.

'Of course, your customer would besides beryllium capable to inquire for leniency from nan sentencing tribunal connected nan ground that he has not required nan matter to advancement to a afloat contested hearing, this redeeming tribunal clip and nationalist resources.'

After viewing nan imagination from nan alleged incident, Furner formed nan position nan players had done thing incorrect - and believes some footy stars are now good wrong their authorities to writer ACT police. 

'We went to nan constabulary and DPP respective times, requesting a reasonable mentation arsenic to why they were taken retired of a nightclub successful nan first spot and arrested, and why nan matter was progressing to court,' Furner said.

'We wanted to cognize if thing had happened disconnected camera. We return subordinate misbehaviour earnestly and wanted to get to nan bottommost of nan matter.

The brace are pictured together, connected nan nighttime of their alleged conflict successful February which resulted successful some men being arrested

'When we did perceive back...'I showed that missive to our committee and respective solicitors we know, and they had ne'er seen a petition for illustration it. 

'The constabulary and DPP had aggregate chances to prevention costs and embarrassment. But their arrogance and nan dishonesty of nan ACT Police were their undoing.'

Furner added that NRL stars 'don't inquire for typical treatment' and merit to be 'treated for illustration normal members of nan public.'

'But to march Jack up a group of stairs pinch his hands down his back, pushing him against a wall, and for perfectly nothing...it was an easy communicative for them connected nan night,' he said.

'I'm really truthful gladsome they sewage recovered retired successful specified a spectacular way.'


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