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Anti-lockdown Protester Sent to Prison

by Sonia Hickey
It has been reported that a Victorian man was sentenced to a full term of eight months in prison, with a minimum term of three months, after pleading guilty to offences related to organising yesterday’s anti-lockdown protest in Sydney. According...

Victim of Police Brutality Commences Legal Proceedings

by Sonia Hickey
An Indigenous man is seeking damages in the New South Wales Supreme Court for spinal injuries sustained as a result of being violently thrown to the ground by police officers. The Court has heard the man sustained significant injuries including...

The Offence of Assaulting a Police Officer in New South Wales

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The New South Wales Deputy Police Commissioner has defended the actions of police officers who manhandled a 62-year old female store manager while arresting her for not wearing a face mask at an organic food store in Bowral in the...

What is False Imprisonment in New South Wales?

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
A false imprisonment occurs where a person is detained in contravention of the law. It can happen where police officers exercise an unlawful arrest; in other words; arrest a person in the absence of a warrant and without complying with...

Civil Liberties Advocates Call for End to Police Investigating Police

by Paul Gregoire
The various Australian state, territory and federal police agencies investigating their own has long been understood to be problematic. NSW Greens MLC David Shoebridge last year exposed NSW police as having paid out over $24 million in relation to police...

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...

NSW Police Officers Caught on Camera Assaulting 12-Year-Old Boy

by Paul Gregoire
NSW police has – yet again – been caught on camera phone footage administering rough justice. This time the incident involves undercover officers in the Sydney suburb of Parramatta meting out a bit of physical punishment on a First Nations...

The Offence of Intimidating a Police Officer in New South Wales

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
It’s taken some years and several high profile scandals, but it seems the NRL has now firmly implemented its hard line policy against players who are alleged to have committed criminal offences. Latest case Brisbane Broncos player Payne Haas has...

NSW Government Refuses to Require Police to Hand Over Body Camera Footage

by Paul Gregoire
Just prior to the pilot rollout of police body-worn video (BWV) cameras in November 2015, then NSW police commissioner Andrew Scipione remarked that the devices “will hold everyone to account for their actions, including police”. “A picture is worth a...

Drunk Probationary Cop Assaults Terrified Woman While Waving Badge

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
A 41-year old NSW police officer might have just had the shortest career ever with the state’s Police Force, after being caught on camera assaulting a woman and trying to arrest her while off duty, after a drunken night out....
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