Queensland police took hour to respond to Doreen Langham’s domestic violence 000 call, coroner told

Queensland police took hour to respond to Doreen Langham’s domestic violence 000 call, coroner told

The Guardian

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When officers arrived at the woman’s apartment, they knocked then left, court hears

A pre-inquest hearing into the suspected domestic violence-related death of a Queensland woman, Doreen Langham, has heard that police took an hour to respond to her emergency call on the night of 21 February and that when officers arrived at her unit, they knocked on the door and left.

The state coroner’s court will investigate the adequacy of the Queensland police response to Langham’s pleas for help, including a triple-zero call she made “seeking protection” on the night she died.

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