Dr Lyon told Mr Linnell that deputy commissioner Simon Overland — whom Mr Linnell and Mr Ashby had strongly criticised in some of their taped conversations — had revealed to him in confidence during a September 17 phone call that the OPI intended to investigate leaks to the media.Is this a record? 11 seconds? Many this guys was FAST!
"Less than 11 seconds later, you passed the information to Mr Ashby. Do you agree with that?" Dr Lyon asked Mr Linnell.
"Yes," Mr Linnell replied.
On another note: As hilarious as this is, why don't the reality TV boffins start a show and get the recently sacked/departed Gretel Killeen to host it?- imagine:
GK: "So, Noel Ashby, who was your least liked person in the force?"
Noel Ashby: "Simon Overland!" (crowd cheers)
GK: "Who will you be friends with now it's all over?"
NA: "Hmmm thats tough, but I'd say Denis Tanner, Wayne Strawhorn and Robert Dabb"
GK: "Well congratulations on the way you left the force, showed a lot of character to wait until you were seconds from being evicted. Right, no-one leaves without a prize... You will soon be on your way to jail and your pension will be spent on Simon Overland's education! Of course your legacy item will be the fact that you will be remembered for this and not any worthy acts!
SUCKS TO BE YOU!"