Category: Assault Police

Police assault on Australia day

NSW District Court Judge Slams Brutal Police


Judge Roy Ellis of the New South Wales District Court has made clear there was no excuse for police officers to violently drag 28-year old Indigenous man Carl Hoppner from a police vehicle at Toronto Police Station on Australia Day last year before repeatedly punching and kicking him while he lay handcuffed and huddled on …
Victoria Police

Police Officers Allegedly Assaulted by Intoxicated Group


Victoria Police has now arrested six people over an incident involving alleged assaults on two police officers over the weekend, in what police have described as a ‘sickening attack’. CCTV footage of the incident appears to show the group attacking the police, at one point depicting a man repeatedly lifting and throwing one of the …
Police on CCTV

Police Make Confidential Payout to Victim of Brutality


After going to extraordinary lengths to hide the actions of officers who assaulted and mistreated a woman in custody, Victoria Police are also trying to keep quiet about paying her half a million dollars in compensation. Reports have emerged that Victoria Police have made a payout of more than $500,000 to settle a case involving …
Police strip search assault

Aboriginal Elder Strip Searched on Busy Sydney Road


The Law Enforcement Conduct Commission announced at the end of October that it was launching an investigation into the use of strip searches by NSW police. The inquiry is in response to growing allegations that officers are abusing their powers. This was against a backdrop of a growing awareness that strip search use is increasing in …
Danny Lim

Danny Lim to Challenge NSW Police After Brutality Incident


Iconic Sydney protester Danny Lim has been brightening the lives of city commuters for years now with his sandwich board signs emblazoned with colourful political messages designed to make a point as well as produce a smile from the passersby. However, last Friday morning, several NSW police officers decided it was time to give the former …
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Dozens of NSW Police Officers Charged with Assault and Sexual Offences


Police offers swear an oath to uphold and enforce the law, but what happens when officers themselves are themselves charged with violent of sexual offences? It has been reported that since October 2016, 30 New South Wales police officers have been charged with offences ranging from reckless damage and common assault through to child sex …
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Taxpayers Foot the Bill for Police Misconduct


We have reported on several cases where taxpayers have been left to foot the bill for the misconduct of police officers, from the costs of legal representation to damages awards for police brutality and other forms of criminal conduct. Taxpayers across Australia are paying millions of dollars every year to teams of solicitors and barristers …
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Police Officer Guilty of Assault


Shocking CCTV footage from a police station in Victoria was the eventual undoing of senior constable Steven Repac. The officer has been found guilty over his treatment of Yvonne Berry while she was in custody overnight for public drunkenness. During her 16 hours at the Ballarat police station, Ms Berry was capsicum sprayed, forcibly searched, …
NSW Police

NSW Police Are Illegally Strip-Searching Aboriginal Kids


It’s recently come to light that not only is the NSW Police Force doubling down on its use of strip-searches, but officers are also carrying out this invasive practice upon Aboriginal children as young as 11 years old. Aboriginal Legal Service Western NSW deputy principal solicitor Emily Winborne has outlined she’s aware of cases where First …
Ambulance officers

Ambos Under Attack: Paramedics Twice as Likely as Police to be Assaulted


In the wake of a spate of violent attacks on paramedics and emergency service workers, the Health Services Union (HSU) is calling for frontline staff to be fitted with body cameras in an attempt to deter would-be offenders and capture incidents as they occur. Latest incident Paramedics were called to King Street Wharf Bar, Darling …