Police commissioner in Victoria, Australia apologizes for “unacceptable harm” to LGBT+ community
Echoing a recent apology from the commissioner of the NYPD

Graham Ashton, commissioner of Victoria Police, the main police organization in the Australian state where Melbourne is located, has issued an historic apology to members of the LGBT+ community for its enforcement of anti-gay laws.

Ashton addressed LGBT+ community members and police officers during a special event dedicated to the apology, saying “There have clearly been times when police actions caused unnecessary and unacceptable harm to the community and to our own people.”

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