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Criminal Conviction Recorded Against Child Over Brutal Attack

by Sonia Hickey
The New South Wales Court of Criminal Appeal has reversed a judge’s decision not to record a conviction after a 15-year old teenage girl who pleaded guilty to charges including take and detain with the intention of obtaining an advantage,...

Police Officer Charged Over Brutal Assault

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A police officer who approached a member of the public from behind and violently threw him to the ground, leaving him in a pool of blood and urine, has been charged with recklessly causing injury and unlawful assault. The man...

Couple Charged with Assault After Altercation Over QR Code Check-In

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A couple has been charged with assault and affray after they allegedly attacked a restaurant owner and a customer when they refused to use the QR check-in code at a restaurant in Forster on the mid-New South Wales Coast. The...

NSW Police Officer Charged With Assaulting First Nations Teenager

by Paul Gregoire
Eleven months after the fact, a NSW police officer was charged on Tuesday with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and common assault, after he swept the legs of a 16-year-old First Nations boy out from under him in a Surry...

NSW Police Officer Found Not Guilty of Assaulting Naked Teen

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The police officer charged with assault after striking a restrained, naked teenager 18 times with a baton has been found not guilty. Officer Michial Greenhalgh was charged following an inquiry by the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (LECC) into the arrest...

NSW Police Officer Acquitted of Assault Charges After District Court Appeal

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A Police officer who was found guilty of assaulting an Indigenous man in custody has been acquitted of all charges after a District Court Appeal. Last year, NSW Wales Police Officer Iain James Murray was found guilty of two counts...

What is ‘Excessive Force’ During an Arrest in NSW?

by Jarryd Bartle
Many were shocked this week by the footage of Sydney University Law Professor Simon Rice being pushed to the ground whilst observing a student protest. Professor Rice was placed under arrest for violating COVID-19 restrictions, with many questioning both the...

Assault Offences in New South Wales

by Ugur Nedim
Police are searching for five men who are alleged to have assaulted a 71-year old man on the street at St Johns Road in Bradbury, south of Campbelltown, at around 6.30pm on Tuesday, 11 August 2020. It is alleged the...

The Offence of Choking, Suffocation and Strangulation in New South Wales

by Ugur Nedim
In December 2018, the NSW Parliament passed the Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill which inserted a new section 37(1A) into the Crimes Act 1900. Unlike the existing section 37, subsection (1A) does not require the prosecution to prove that the defendant’s...

Another NSW Police Officer Faces Court Over Assault Charges

by Sonia Hickey
Another senior NSW police officer is facing court accused of multiple assault offences while on duty. He has been charged with two counts of common assault and one of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, in relation to an incident which...
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