South Australia Police Have Been Called Out For Using The ABC Logo As Firing Practice
A shooting demonstration video published by South Australia police clearly showed the ABC’s logo displayed on the target wall.
South Australia police have been called out after a training video was published to YouTube clearly showing an ABC logo on their shooting range wall.
The video, published earlier this week, shows an officer shooting a machine gun that was seized as a part of the massive crime bust know as Operation Ironside.
The operation was a three-year-long sting that included collaboration between the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the FBI and resulted in the arrest of nearly 100 alleged underworld crime figures.
The seized machine gun was allegedly part of a bikie murder plot linked to the operation.
The shooting demonstration video published by South Australia police clearly showed the ABC’s logo, the sideways figure eight, displayed on the target wall.
Some Twitter users were baffled by the inclusion of the logo that seemed to demonstrate an ideological stance.
— Tiger Webb (@tfswebb) June 9, 2021
This story is so weird.
— Jason Om (@jason_om) June 9, 2021
'Not a reflection on the ABC', SA police say.
Inexplicable. What happened to practising with cardboard targets?
— Lisa Millar (@LisaMillar) June 9, 2021
However, South Australia police have refuted the basis of this criticism and a spokesperson stated that the wall was part of a “mock firing range” and that anything “on display is for the purposes of replicating a realistic training environment as we have with other training facilities.”
“It is not a reflection on the ABC or any other business logos displayed in the video,” the spokesperson told the Sydney Morning Herald.