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Vic man implies court conflict of interest

AAP logoAAP 13/10/2016 Melissa Meehan

A Victorian man accused of violence at Opposition Leader Matthew Guy's electorate office has suggested it would be a conflict of interest for a Victoria Police member to prosecute his case.

Rohan Michael Brown, 46, did not explain why, as he represented himself in a brief appearance in the Ringwood Magistrates' Court on Thursday on a string of charges.

He was told to explain it further at his next appearance in February.

He was in court charged with criminal damage and unlawful assault over the incident at Mr Guy's electoral office in Bulleen on April 28.

Brown previously told the Melbourne Magistrates' Court he went there to discuss police corruption, but the politician wasn't there.

Police allege Brown then told staff that if Mr Guy couldn't help him it was his "constitutional right" to go on a shooting spree.

He is also accused of knocking over a pamphlet stand and breaking a glass door on his way out.

He also faces charges in relation to alleged stalking and threatening a police officer in March 2015.

Brown previously admitted to using synthetic cannabis daily to cope with severe stress in the weeks leading up to his arrest early in June after the Bulleen incident.

On Thursday, Brown told Magistrate Gregory McNamara the fact that the prosecutor was a member of Victoria Police could be a conflict of interest.

But the magistrate said that and any other issue could be highlighted at his next court appearance, which Brown agreed to do.

The accused also questioned why police had not provided him with full briefs of the case against him.

All six of Brown's matters were adjourned until next year.

He will outline how he will defend himself in relation to the incident at Mr Guy's office at the Heidelberg Magistrates Court on February 14.

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