How Ariel Bombara triggered an internal investigation into WA Police actions in weeks before Floreat murders – ABC News

Bravely fronting the media just days after her father Mark Bombara’s murderous actions took the lives of Jennifer Petelczyc and her teenage daughter Gretl, the 27-year-old wanted to convey a simple message about the horrific chain of events that led to Friday’s deadly shooting.

“There needs to be a massive systemic change made to protect women to ensure that this never happens again,” she said.

A mother and daughter named Jennifer and Gretl Petelczyc smiling happily in a photo.

“Authorities should have helped us to stop him and they failed.”

She and her mother had repeatedly warned police about her father’s disturbing behaviour, about his collection of guns and the fact that one – a Glock handgun — was missing.

“My mother and I made it clear that our lives were at risk – we were repeatedly ignored, repeatedly failed,” she said.

Having escaped, the Bombara women spoke with police three times in the following week, Ms Bombara said.

They wanted a temporary family violence restraining order, but police said no, she said.

Addressing the Bombara women’s request for a temporary restraining order, Commissioner Blanch said the circumstances at the time did not warrant such a measure.

Source: How Ariel Bombara triggered an internal investigation into WA Police actions in weeks before Floreat murders – ABC News

2 thoughts on “How Ariel Bombara triggered an internal investigation into WA Police actions in weeks before Floreat murders – ABC News”

  1. Women’s lives simply do not matter. Men’s rights are pre-eminent. Men affirm other men’s status and rights. Women are simply nowhere in the equation. Thank you, Ariel Bombara for speaking up. Sadly Ariel and her mother will live for the rest of their lives in the sadness of knowing that a brave friend and her daughter lost their lives because police would not listen to the reality of their fear and concern.

    1. Time and time again, police failure is the missing link in so many murders of women at the hands of violent males in Australia.
      Enquiry after expensive enquiry documents the misogyny, racism and fear at the heart of the police culture (Report released on 2 December 2021-Independant Qld Commission of Inquiry into Police Responses to Family and Domestic Violence).89 recommendations for broad systemic reform were made.
      We could at least do something about police responses! If the will to do so is there amongst our law makers!
      While we wait for men to change their behavour,women and children die .

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