Mandurah court: woman ordered to do community work for screaming obscenities at police

Mandurah court
Mandurah court

A WOMAN who swore and screamed at police was ordered to do 50 hours of community work when she appeared in Mandurah Magistrates Court today.

Loana Kemisa (19) pleaded guilty to behaving in a disorderly manner in a public place, behaving in a disorderly manner in a police station, failing to comply with a request to give police personal details and obstructing public officers.

Police prosecutor Tamara Read said Loana was in Mandurah on November 10 and police officers were walking a man to a vehicle.

Sen Const Read said Loana grabbed an officer’s hand and said “get off him bi#@*.”

She said Loana was screaming obscenities at officers and refused to give officers her name.

Police put Loana in the police vehicle and she kicked at it. Loana continued to yell and scream obscenities in the lock-up. She told police someone would come back and shoot them one day.

Duty lawyer Clare Hay said it was “clearly appalling behaviour.”

She said Loana had expressed remorse and had taken part in a program.

Ms Hay said Loana believed an officer grabbed her arm, before she grabbed the officer’s hand.

Loana was placed on a community based order for nine months.