Police have defended controversial anti-gang policeman ‘Raptor 13’ and found there were ‘no issues’ with him shoving a man wearing a motorcycle jacket.
An investigation led by the NSW Police found all allegations against Senior Constable Andrew Murphy were a part of his duties.
All the incidents posted on social media about the member of Strike Force Raptor have been within protocol and the police found ‘no issues’ with his behaviour, a NSW police spokesperson told News.com.au.
The anti-gang enforcer ‘Raptor 13’ has become the target of vile online abuse after a petition was launched calling for a public inquiry into the controversial New South Wales policeman.
Senior Constable Andrew Murphy has previously been seen on camera appearing to throw a motorcyclist’s licence on the ground, seemingly push away a woman, refusing to show a driver his speed radar and holding a metal pole to a man’s head.
More recently, footage appeared to show him shove a motorcyclist, confront a group of men at the funeral of a slain bikie boss and allegedly place defect notices on every car inside an automotive workshop.
‘Officer Murphy has gone too far and something needs to be done,’ reads a petition that has amassed nearly 10,000 signatures since it was launched on Sunday.
‘This man is not serving the people but himself,’ another wrote.
The author of the petition highlighted in the footage that emerged showed Const Murphy involved in a tense roadside confrontation with a man wearing a Veterans Motorcycle Club vest.
‘What really blew my whistle was seeing him Shoving a Veterans MC member on the Good As Gold Poker Run 2018 run which has just happened this Saturday,’ the author wrote.
In the video, ‘Raptor 13’ can be heard telling the grey-bearded man to ‘move it’, before adding: ‘I’m not asking, I’m telling you. Move it.’
The motorcyclist – seemingly angered by the demands – leaned towards the policeman, who reacted by shoving him away with both hands as several other officers flanked him.
‘Hold on, I have not touched you,’ the shocked motorcyclist said as the officers closed in around him. The man could also be heard telling Raptor 13 to not talk down to him.
Const Murphy has also been seen pulling over two motorcyclists in Bankstown, in Sydney’s west, and pointing out the non-compliant features of their modified bikes.
‘What licence have you got mate… so you don’t have a motorcycle licence?’ he asked one of the men.
The man tells him he has ‘nothing’, before ‘Raptor 13′ pulled out a measuring tape and started sizing up the motorcycles’ specifications.
‘This mirror here is also not compliant – it’s 13cm wide by the greatness of five… That’s way too small,’ the policeman told him.
He also said the after-market seats on both bikes weren’t secured, and that proper Harley-Davidson seats ‘actually attach to the motorbike properly’.
Another video posted to Facebook on Friday morning showed the business had been ravaged by defect notices, which a man claimed were placed on the cars after ‘Raptor 13’ ‘rocked up with 25 officers’.
The man claimed police arrived a day earlier to discuss an unrelated incident before defecting the vehicles.
‘Police came here yesterday, they wanted information about a customer from two years ago. And Murphy rocked up with 25 officers and they’ve put a defect notice on every single car,’ the man claimed.
Last month, ‘Raptor 13’ was seen in video footage drawing his taser and shouting ‘you’re going to get searched’ as tensions flared outside former Comanchero boss Mick Hawi’s funeral.
The men were driving to Rookwood Cemetery in western Sydney when their limousines were stopped by police on King Georges Road.
‘Brother, there’s 30 of us [and] there’s two of you… show some respect’ one of the men said as the policeman pushed the surging group out of his face.
‘I don’t care, you’re going to be searched, stand against the fence all of you… you’re all being searched for firearms and drugs,’ he responded.
‘Raptor 13’ was joined by at least one other officer and issued warnings to some of the men before letting the group go.
Daily Mail Australia is not suggesting any of the people shown committed any crime, or that ‘Raptor 13’ misused his position of power in any way.
In 2015, Const Murphy was filmed holding a metal pole to a driver’s head during a routine traffic stop.
In another incident, he pulled over a motorcyclist who was wearing a defective skull-shaped helmet after he allegedly ran a red light.