Lindt siege victim Tori Johnson’s partner has slammed the testimonies of two police officers after they appeared before the coronial inquest.
Thomas Zinn emailed a statement to 7.30, saying he is "very disappointed" with Commissioner Scipione and Deputy Commissioner Burn’s testimonies.
The police officers ‘were given the opportunity to present their credible approach … to differentiate from the previous accounts heard and to save the reputation of the NSW Police,’ wrote Zinn.
Adding, ‘Unfortunately, the opposite was the case.’
ABC News reports Commissioner Scipione and Deputy Commissioner Burn were reluctant to testify, saying the decision had nothing to do with them.
However Zinn says, ‘They could remember attending briefings where snacks and water were discussed, but cannot recall content of telephone conversations about DAs [Deliberate Action plans] and the threat to the lives of innocent citizens.’
‘They have betrayed their own system that they are employed to protect and by doing so, betrayed the community.’
He finished saying, ‘God help Australians if we ever face a terrorist with more than a sawn-off shot gun.’