Leslie George ROBINSON
New South Wales Police Force
Redfern Police Academy: Class 2 of 1946
Regd. # 4962
Uniform # 1470
Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 21 January 1946
Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 20 February 1967
Inspector 3rd Class – appointed 3 December 1974
Inspector – appointed 14 June 1977
Senior Inspector – appointed 3 April 1979
Superintendent – appointed ? ? ?
Chief Superintendent – appointed ? ? 1981?
Stations: ?, Albury until around 1958? Lock Up Keeper at Walla Walla 1958 – 60?, Wagga Wagga, Newcastle ( ‘R’ District )( 1967 ), ?
Sydney area after passing Inspectors course / exam., Penrith – Jan 1975, Castle Hill, Liverpool.
Superintendent at Metro Country Superintendents Office ( HQ ), Superintendent at Traffic Branch ( HQ ), College St, Sydney.
Parramatta ( H District ) as Chief Superintendent in 1981, Penrith ( J District ) in 1986 – retirement
Service: From ? pre 21 January 1946 to ? ? 1986? = 40 years Service
Awards: National medal – granted 26 June 1983 ( C/Supt )
Born: Wednesday 1 April 1925 in Bemboka, NSW
Died on: Friday 26 May 1989 at Westmead, NSW
Cause: Heart attack
Age: 64 years, 1 month, 12 days
Funeral date: ?
Funeral location: Police Funeral at Pinegrove Cemetery, NSW
Buried at: Cremated at Pinegrove, NSW
Memorial at: Pinegrove Memorial Park,
Pinegrove Cemetery, Kington St, Minchinbury, NSW,
Peace Rose Gardens, Granite Wall, Left 1,
Lat/Long: -33.789330374912154, 150.8474147993362
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The Argues ( Melbourne Vic. )
Tuesday 13 April 1954 p6 of 24
‘ One jumped on my chest ‘
Police assaulted me, ‘ Albury man
AN Albury man, who today lost a Quarter Sessions appeal against convictions for resisting arrest and assaulting a constable, alleged that he was bashed by police.
James William Gehrig, 53, woodcutter, of Prune lane, Lavington, an Albury suburb, told the Court he was about to go to bed on October 17 when police arrived.
They said, ” you have been kicking up a bit of a disturbance and are drunk, ” he added.
Gehrig said he told them it was his brother who had caused the trouble.
The next he knew he was being hit on the head with a baton.
Gehrig said he fought off the constables and kicked one in the knee.
When he reached the police station, another constable punched him under the chin while he was still wearing handcuffs.
When the handcuffs were taken off, he was knocked to the ground, and ” they stuck the boot into me, ” Gehrig said. He had been kicked and punched almost senseless. One policeman had jumped on his chest.
‘ In hospital ‘
Dr. Felix Favaloro, Albury doctor, had treated him, and he had spent eight days in hospital.
Dr. Favaloro told the Court that when he examined Gehrig, he had a swollen face, blackened eyes, and numerous bruises on the back and shoulders, four broken ribs, and a probable contusion of the lung.
Constable Leslie George Robinson and Constable John Raymond Curtin ( # 7287 ) denied that Gehrig had been punched or kicked inside 0r outside the police station.
Constable Robinson said Gehrig had kicked him in the face, chest, and stomach.
Gehrig’s ribs might have been broken when he fell on him during a scuffle, he said.
Judge Brennan reaffirmed the Court of Petty Sessions convictions on November 13 on charges of resisting arrest, assaulting Constable Robinson, and causing malicious damage to a pair of police trousers.
He varied the sentence 0n the assault charge from 12 months’ good behaviour bond to a 10/ fine. He confirmed fines on the other two charges of 10/ each.