Doherty reveals allegations of moves against Garda who arrested colleague

Pearse Doherty

The Dáil has today heard more claims of alleged corruption within the Gardaí.

Sinn Féin's Pearse Doherty has used parliamentary privilege to name a Garda who claims to have been frozen out of the force.

Garda Keith Harrison says he was victimised by other Gardaí after arresting a plain-clothes member of the drugs squad for drink-driving.

Deputy Doherty said the alleged drunk-driver was free to go about his work - while Garda Harrison, who arrested him, was deliberately targeted.

"Persons that had past interactions with Garda Harrison in the execution of his duties were invited by the gardaí to make complaints against him," he said.

"He claimed that during this period from September 2009 until Match 2011 he was office-bound, while the Garda that he arrested, who had been found with a high concentration of alcohol, was still driving official vehicles and carrying an official firearm."

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