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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...

NSW Police Officer May Face Criminal Charges Over Brutal Assault

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The Byron Bay police officer who struck a naked teenager 18 times with his baton during a violent arrest could lose his job and potentially face assault charges over the incident. In his closing submission at the second of two...

NSW Police Face Brutality Hearing over Brutal Assault of Naked Teen

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (LECC) has called for a second public hearing into the brutal arrest of a naked sixteen year old boy in the Northern New South Wales town of Byron Bay. The Commission is investigating the use...

Police Officer Stood Down for Mowing Down Pedestrian

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A senior police officer has been stood down after running down an 18-year old with a police car on a suburban street. The incident occurred in Thornleigh in Western Australia and there is currently an internal investigation underway into the...

More Police in Byron Bay to Get Body Cameras

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
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...
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