Senator Kristina Keneally's policeman son is accused of fabricating evidence

Senator Kristina Keneally's policeman son is accused of fabricating evidence
Senator Kristina Keneally's policeman son is accused of fabricating evidence

Senator Kristina Keneally's policeman son has been accused in NSW Parliament of fabricating evidence against a man he falsely claimed threatened to kill a detective.

Constable Daniel Keneally made a formal statement that 34-year-old Luke Moore issued various threats when he rang Newtown police station earlier this year.

One of the threats was supposedly on the life of a detective in Goulburn, who Constable Keneally claimed Mr Moore said he wanted dead and could follow home.

Mr Moore was arrested the next day and spent three weeks in the maximum-security South Coast Correctional Centre before being granted bail.

Before the matter came to court, it emerged Mr Moore did not make any threats in his conversation with Constable Keneally and all charges were withdrawn. 

Two crossbench state politicians have now accused the former NSW Labor premier's son of fabricating evidence in speeches to the Upper House.

Senator Kristina Keneally's policeman son has been accused in parliament of fabricating evidence against a man he falsely claimed had threatened to kill a detective. He is pictured left to right with his father Ben, mother Kristina and former NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian

Senator Kristina Keneally's policeman son has been accused in parliament of fabricating evidence against a man he falsely claimed had threatened to kill a detective. He is pictured left to right with his father Ben, mother Kristina and former NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian

Constable Daniel Keneally made a formal statement that 34-year-old Luke Moore threatened the life of a detective based at Goulburn in a telephone conversation. Unbeknown to Constable Keneally, Mr Moore had recorded their conversation and it contained no threats

One Nation MP Rod Roberts called on police to produce to parliament all documents related to Mr Moore's arrest, charging, and detention. 

Mr Moore has a long and colourful history with authorities, having campaigned against police strip searches and established the isuepolice.com website.

A decade ago he took advantage of a banking error that allowed him an unlimited overdraft and got away with spending $2.1 million of St George's money. 

He recently completed a law degree and is working on expanding his evolving business that offers to resolve civil claims over wrongful actions by police.   

Mr Moore called Newtown police station about 8.30pm on February 24 and spoke with Constable Keneally about his concerns regarding matters including unlawful strip searches. 

Unbeknown to Constable Keneally, Mr Moore recorded everything they said. 

Constable Keneally subsequently filed an intelligence report and made a statement about the telephone call alleging Mr Moore made threats against the detective in Goulburn. 

About 12.50pm the next day Mr Moore was arrested in Nowra on the NSW South Coast and taken to the local police station where he was refused bail.

The Commonwealth DPP dropped all charges against Mr Moore after it became clear the threats attributed to him in Constable Keneally’s statement were not recorded. Constable Keneally is pictured with former senator Sam Dastyari and a poster of Ms Keneally

The Commonwealth DPP dropped all charges against Mr Moore after it became clear the threats attributed to him in Constable Keneally’s statement were not recorded. Constable Keneally is pictured with former senator Sam Dastyari and a poster of Ms Keneally

He was charged by the fixated persons investigations unit with using a carriage service to threaten to kill and two counts of using a carriage service to menace, harass, or offend. 

While in custody, Mr Moore broke a clock over his head in frustration and was also charged with damaging or destroying property.

Bail was again refused at Nowra Local Court on February 26 and Mr Moore remained behind bars at the South Coast Correctional Centre until March 19.

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions dropped all charges in June after it became clear the threats attributed to Mr Moore in Constable Keneally’s statement were not on the recording of their conversation.

On August 27, Mr Moore was awarded $10,000 in costs and a further $1,840.50 was awarded to Legal Aid. 

A spokesman for the CDPP did not explain why the charges were withdrawn. 

'The decision to discontinue the prosecution in this matter was made in accordance with the application of the Prosecution Policy of the Commonwealth,' he said. 

Ms Keneally is the Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and Shadow Minister for Home Affairs and Shadow Minister for Immigration and Citizenship. She was the first female premier of New South Wales before entering federal parliament

Ms Keneally is the Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and Shadow Minister for Home Affairs and Shadow Minister for Immigration and Citizenship. She was the first female premier of New South Wales before entering federal parliament

Luke Moore was charged with using a carriage service to threaten to kill and two counts of using a carriage service to menace, harass or offend. All charges were later dropped

Luke Moore was charged with using a carriage service to threaten to kill and two counts of using a carriage service to menace, harass or offend. All charges were later dropped

The destroy or damage charge related to the clock was also withdrawn last month and police were ordered to pay Mr Moore $19,000 in costs.  

Constable Keneally's conduct was raised by One Nation MP Rod Roberts, a former detective, in the NSW Upper House last Thursday.

Mr Roberts accused Constable Keneally of fabricating the threats he alleged Mr Moore made in the conversation he recorded.

'Any similarity between Moore's recorded conversation and Keneally's statement is purely coincidental,' Mr Roberts told parliament.

'The two do not marry up. One is a complete fabrication, and that is Keneally's statement. 

'How do we know that? We know that because there is a tape in existence of what really happened.'

Mr Roberts, who served in the criminal investigation branch, said Mr Moore was the victim of practices known as 'loading' and 'verballing' in the 'bad old days' of NSW policing.

Constable Keneally's conduct was raised by One Nation MP Rod Roberts, a former detective, in the NSW Upper House last Thursday. Daniel Keneally is pictured as a child with former premier Bob Carr outside Sydney's Mascot police station

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