Australian Federal Police commissioner sends Scott Morrison letter after Brittany Higgins ‘rape’

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Australia’s top cop has written a scathing letter to Scott Morrison warning politicians to immediately report alleged crimes to police.

Federal Police commissioner Reece Kershaw wrote the strongly-worded memo as arguments rage about the handling of Liberal Party staffer Brittany Higgins’ rape allegations.

Commissioner Kershaw said any delay in reporting serious crimes can embolden a perpetrator and allow them time to commit more of them.

Ms Higgins claims she was raped by a senior colleague inside Parliament House in 2019 when she was just 24 and a series of ministers failed to help her.

She met with the AFP at the time, but did not pursue her complaint as she feared it would hurt her career.

However, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has come under fire for waiting four days to tell the…

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