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Inflation nightclub owner claims ‘rogue cop’ using her relationship as a distraction

Inflation nightclub owner Martha Tsamis has hit back at reports of her relationship with a top drug cop.

The Herald Sun has today reported senior police were surprised to learn Det. Inspector Phil Harrison was in a relationship with Tsamis (the newspaper said “there is no suggestion that (Insp. Harrison has acted improperly in his role”).

Tsamis, who has been outspoken against police for their shooting in her nightclub last month, says the story is “not new news” and part of an attempt to distract from the police operation.

FULL STATEMENT TO NEIL MITCHELL

Just to set the record straight, the police hierarchy have known about my relationship since 2010 when it was extensively investigated.

The Herald Sun has also known for many years in particular (Herald Sun journalist) Anthony Dowsley, whom I have discussed it with. So this is not new news but a faceless rogue cop using the Herald Sun to throw mud to take away from the two innocent people shot and the cover-up about what happened on the 7th of July.

In 2010, anonymous complaints were made to the then-chief commissioner. The matter was investigated and finalised.

This is not new but faceless police have continued with this behaviour.

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