Category: Assault Police

More Police in Byron Bay to Get Body Cameras


After two recent incidents filmed and uploaded to social media showing police officers using heavy-handed tactics on members of the public, more officers in Byron Bay will be fitted with body cameras. The process of issuing the cameras is being fast-tracked to the far north NSW coast town, where police recently came under fire for ...

Bully Cop at it Again


By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim Controversial police officer ‘Raptor 13’ has once again been accused of acting inappropriately by harassing and bullying members of the public, resulting in a petition which calls for a public inquiry into his conduct. The senior constable, whose real name is Andrew Murphy, was recently caught on camera aggressively ...

Police Viciously Assault Naked Boy in Byron Bay


By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim Four NSW police offers are facing a police investigation after dramatic video footage has emerged of them beating a naked 16-year old boy in the world-renowned holiday town of Byron Bay. The video shows the boy crying out for help while pinned down and repeatedly struck with force by ...

12 Reasons to Choose Sydney Criminal Lawyers


Being charged with a criminal offence can be nerve-wracking. You may be unfamiliar with the process, unsure of the best way forward and concerned about the outcome. But whether you are charged with a less-serious matter such as drug possession, drink driving or common assault, or accused of something as serious as commercial drug supply, complex ...

NSW Police Strip-Search Female Protesters


By Zeb Holmes and Ugur Nedim Two women protesting the treatment of asylum seekers on Manus Island have reported being arrested, conveyed to the police station and strip-searched before being released without charge. Susan Price and Rachel Evans were amongst around 200 people protesting Australia’s offshore detention regime at a Liberal Party fundraiser in Sydney ...

Queensland Police Under Attack


By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim The Queensland Police Union has called for an audit into security at police facilities across the state, after a spate of attacks on stations, officers and even their homes. The Courier Mail reported on November 7 that a series of Queensland police service reports suggest that members of the ...

Are the Boys in Blue Really There to Protect You?


By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim There’s a popular perception in mainstream society that the institution of the police was created to protect and serve the interests of the general population, and that officers on the beat are there to prevent crime and promote the interests of justice. Indeed, many believe that police have always been a ...

NYE Bashing of Two Asylum Seekers on Manus Island


Two Iranian asylum seekers were beaten by up to 10 Papua New Guinea (PNG) police and immigration officers on New Year’s Eve. The pair were then taken to the Lorengau police station on Manus Island, where they were held in custody for 36 hours with no access to food, water or medical attention. The Refugee Action ...

Former police officer accuses force of failing to investigate police brutality


Former police officer Paul Gibbons is taking matters into his own hands after his complaints of police brutality fell on deaf ears. Mr Gibbons was arrested and manhandled by Gold Coast Police in the lobby of an apartment building where he was staying with his wife while on holiday on the Gold Coast in June. ...

Fire Fighters Targeted by Thieves While Putting Their Lives at Risk


By Blake O’Connor and Ugur Nedim. Mangoola Rural Fire Brigade worked tirelessly last week to protect the Hunter Community from several large blazes. The volunteers selflessly put themselves between raging fires and property in an attempt to keep people, livestock and homes out of harm’s way. Despite their brave work, firies returned from their campaign ...