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Arrest of Aboriginal man who was tasered referred to professional standards unit

An Aboriginal man charged with resisting arrest had his charges thrown out by a court. Luke Marsh was tasered and pepper-sprayed by ACT Police when he was arrested for breaching the peace. The arrest of the 39-year-old man has now been referred to the ACT Policing Professional Standards Unit. Aboriginal man charged with resist arrest …

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NSW Police fork out $33m for police misconduct claims in 2020-21

NSW Police have spent almost $33 million on civil claims for police misconduct in the last financial year. The claims include suits for assault, battery, unlawful imprisonment, malicious prosecution, breach of duty, and more. More cases, more compensation There were 100 more cases finalised against NSW Police in 2020-2021, than in 2019-2020. Fin. year Amount …

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NSW Police fork out $33m for police misconduct claims in 2020-21

Victoria permits body-worn video to be used in law suits against police

Victoria has amended laws allowing access to footage from police body-worn cameras in law suits against police. Victorian Attorney-General Jaclyn Symes made the amendment after the exposure of the loophole last year. The purpose of the change is to either prove or disprove allegations of abuses of power. Under the previous law, not even judges …

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Victoria FINALLY permits body-worn video to be used in law suits against police

NSW Police officer convicted of assaulting woman and tampering with evidence

A NSW police officer has been found guilty of assaulting a trans woman and evidence tampering, following a six-day trial. Senior Constable Mark Follington was checking IDs at the Golden Fleece Hotel in Liverpool when he unlawfully arrested and assaulted Ms Anya Bradford. He then tampered with evidence and created a false narrative, the court …

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Off-duty cop convicted of assault, leaving 11yo with broken arm

Police officer assaults children in Hornsby An off-duty Police Officer lost part of his appeal to lessen the sentences he received for a bizarre attack on kids cycling through Hornsby Plaza last January. The 44-year-old officer has since been on reduced duties after he slapped, punched and shoved the children on their bikes. The assaults …

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Off-duty cop convicted of assault, leaving 11yo with broken arm

NSW Police officer acquitted of assaulting Indigenous man in custody

A NSW Police officer has been acquitted of two counts of common assault after a District Court judge accepted that the force was reasonable and not excessive. In 2019, Senior Constable Jeames Iaian Murray was captured on CCTV footage pushing Indigenous man Patrick Little‘s head into a wall, before throwing him into a cell door. …

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Senior Constable Murray Cleared of charges of assaulting Patrick Little

Aboriginal man cleared of charges after being tasered by police

Johannes Mangurra was charged with assaulting police officers and resisting arrest after he was tasered inside Numbulwar Police station in the Northern Territory in August 2019. Police pepper-sprayed and tasered the 24-year-old. He then bit police officers during a scuffle on the ground. His lawyers labelled the treatment in police custody as “outrageous” and argued …

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Aboriginal Man charged with assault police

Northern Territory Police Officer threatens to ‘belt the f***’ out of Aboriginal teens in Alice Springs

A Northern Territory Police officer has been caught on CCTV grabbing, shoving and verbally abusing a teenage boy in Alice Springs before threatening to “belt the f**k out” of three others. The ABC obtained the footage after a long-fought Freedom of Information request was finally granted. The footage comes from March 2018 when police arrested …

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NT Police Officer threatens to assault Aboriginal teens in Alice Springs

Eighty-two Victoria Police Officers charged with DV – no convictions recorded

Between 2015 and 2019, 82 Victoria Police officers were charged with family violence offences. Only one officer was found guilty and no convictions were recorded. The charges ranged from contravening family violence intervention orders to rape, false imprisonment, aggravated assault and threats to kill. Of those 82 officers, 68 were male and 14 female. Only …

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Victorian Police involved in Domestic Violence offences

Police officer slams Indigenous man’s head into wall at Goulburn Police Station

A NSW police officer continued to serve after being charged with assaulting an Indigenous man at Goulburn Police Station in January 2019. Patrick Little, a then-18-year-old Indigenous man, was arrested for affray and taken to Goulburn Police station before being assaulted by police. Little is seen to get out of the back of the Police …

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Patrick Little Assaulted by Goulburn Police
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