A state’s police commissioner has labelled a Hells Angels bikie’s court attire as ‘totally disrespectful’ and wants it banned, despite noting he’s not the ‘fashion police’.
Western Australia’s top cop says while he is not “the fashion police”, what Hells Angels gang member Dayne Brajkovich wore to court this week would be illegal under a proposed ban on bikie colours.
Brajkovich showed loyalty to his gang on Tuesday when he faced Perth Magistrates Court wearing a red and black “HAMC” jersey, with the number 81 and “HOF CITY” written below it.
He also wore a Gucci cap, designer sunglasses, sneakers, a massive gold chain and other gold jewellery.
Hells Angels bikie member Dayne Brajkovich approaching Perth Magistrates Court on Tuesday. Picture: NCA NewsWire/Philip GostelowSource:NCA NewsWire
WA Police commissioner Chris Dawson described the look by Brajkovich — who has tattoos all over his face and arms — as “totally disrespectful”, as he continued his push for a law to ban bikie gang colours in public.
“It’s total defiance and we’ve got a very clear intention to deal with that head-on,” Mr Dawson told 6PR radio on Wednesday.
“And no, we’re not the fashion police — we’re dealing with criminal gangs here.
“This is not us being hypersensitive about what people wear, this is absolute defiance in saying ‘I’m outside the law and I’m going to remain outside the law’.”
Police commissioner Chris Dawson described the look as “totally disrespectful”. Picture: NCA NewsWire/Philip GostelowSource:NCA NewsWire
Brajkovich, 41, was fined $300, plus $248.70 in court costs, after pleading guilty to entering a premises where he was barred.
He had gone to the hotel Aloft Perth in Rivervale between December 30 and January 2 with his partner and her child.
Mr Dawson said he had briefed the state government on ways to continue to disrupt bikie activities via new legislation, including banning gang colours.
“I’m certain that they’ll be making announcements,” Mr Dawson said.
“This — excuse the pun — doesn’t pass the pub test. We know that’s why he was going in court.
“Beyond that, I also note that he’s got a one per cent tattoo on his throat — they are the sorts of insignia which is just totally disrespectful to not only the court but to the community.”
Location: Western Australia