Inflation nightclub shooting investigation stagnates one year on

A 12-month investigation by Victoria Police and the state’s corruption watchdog has been unable to explain why a young couple attending a swingers party in Melbourne’s CBD were repeatedly shot by heavily armed officers as they engaged in a sex act.

Fairfax Media can reveal that the couple have not been spoken to by anyone from the Armed Crime Squad or the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission since they provided statements immediately after the shooting at Inflation nightclub on July 8 last year.

The delay has allegedly exacerbated the trauma of Zita Sukys, 38, and Dale Ewins, 36, who was accused by senior police of pointing a fake gun at members of the critical incident response team but has still not been charged with any offence.
Dale Ewins and Zita Sukys.

Dale Ewins and Zita Sukys.
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Concerns have also emerged about Victoria Police’s ability to independently investigate the conduct of its own officers when the force has already claimed in legal documents that the shooting was “lawful self-defence.”

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