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When Can Police Arrest a Person, and How Much Force Can be Applied?

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
Victoria’s Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) is investigating an incident during which police officers broke a man’s neck when they came to his house to tell him to turn his stereo down. The story of 47-year old Chris Karadaglis is...

The Law, Defences and Penalties for Assaulting Police Officers in NSW

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Two men and two women are facing court charged with assaulting police, after fight in Potts Point led to five police officers being injured. The brawl started after a man and a woman allegedly refused to leave the Flamingo Lounge...

Mentally Ill Man Dies After Being Repeatedly Tasered by NSW Police

by Sonia Hickey
30-year old Jack Kokua walked out of Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) hospital in Sydney shortly before 1pm on 18 February 2018. Forty minutes later, he was tasered three times in less than two minutes during an altercation with police, before...

Man Awarded $400k for Police Brutality

by Sonia Hickey
Eathan Cruse has been awarded $400,000 after police entered his parents’ home, tied his hands behind his back with cable ties and bashed him repeatedly before slamming him into a fridge. As usual, taxpayers will ultimately foot the bill –...

NSW District Court Judge Slams Brutal Police

by Zeb Holmes & Ugur Nedim
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...

Police Officers Allegedly Assaulted by Intoxicated Group

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
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...

Police Make Confidential Payout to Victim of Brutality

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
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...

Aboriginal Elder Strip Searched on Busy Sydney Road

by Paul Gregoire
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...

Danny Lim to Challenge NSW Police After Brutality Incident

by Paul Gregoire
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....

Dozens of NSW Police Officers Charged with Assault and Sexual Offences

by Sonia Hickey
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...
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