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WA Police formally apologise to Indigenous Australians

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The top police officer in Western Australia says racism against Aboriginal people needs to end.

WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson has delivered an unprecedented speech apologising for the "devastating" mistreatment of Indigenous people by law enforcement.

The historic comments, timed to coincide with NAIDOC Week, were made at the police headquarters in Perth where the Aboriginal flag was raised for the first time.

“I will take steps to heal historical wounds between police and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people," Mr Dawson said. 

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