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Vic govt backs sentences for cop attacks

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January 12, 2018

The Victorian government has defended its sentencing laws after a man bashed a police officer.

The Victorian government is standing by its sentencing laws after criticism from the police union over the punishment handed to a repeat cop-basher.

Shaun Mowbray, 37, got a five month prison sentence after attacking two officers trying to arrest him in October, but not a six month mandatory minimum because he pleaded guilty to a lesser offence.

"This person pled guilty to a lesser charge and that guilty charge was accepted by the prosecuting authorities in that case," Attorney-General Martin Pakula told reporters on Friday.

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