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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...

Taxpayers Foot the Bill for Police Misconduct

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
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...

Police Officer Guilty of Assault

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
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...

NSW Police Are Illegally Strip-Searching Aboriginal Kids

by Paul Gregoire
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...

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

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
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...

Citizens’ Group to Fight Police Corruption

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Many believe the culture of misconduct in the Queensland Police Force (QPS) is worse than ever before, even poorer than prior to the state’s 1987 Fitzgerald Inquiry into police corruption. Despite recommendations for better accountability mechanisms, police in Queensland –...

NSW Police Force Ordered to Pay $124,000 over Brutal Arrest

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
New South Wales taxpayers will once again foot the bill after an officer unlawfully and brutally arrested a 17-year old outside a bakery at Glenbrook in the Blue Mountains. A District Court judge has ordered the government to pay the...
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