Shane Drumgold Launches Legal Action Over Sofronoff Inquiry














The ACT’s outgoing Director of Public Prosecutions has launched legal action against the ACT Government, ACT Attorney-General Shane Rattenbury and the inquiry into the prosecution of Bruce Lehrmann.

An investigation was established last year to look into the conduct of various parties in the case against Mr Lehrmann, who was accused of raping former colleague Brittany Higgins at Parliament House in 2019.

Mr Lehrmann has always maintained his innocence.

The final report into the case, put together by Walter Sofronoff was made public in early August, and the findings against Mr Drumgold were damning, leading to his resignation from the position following months of extended leave.

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr told the Legislative Assembly today that legal proceedings were launched, and that no further comments would be made.

The report from the inquiry found Mr Drumgold had made ”wholly false” allegations in the prosecution of Mr Lehrmann, with the handling of the case also criticised.

The case is set to appear before the ACT Supreme Court on September 14.


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