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NSW Police launches controversial drug scheme pilot

The NSW Police have implemented controversial drug laws which advocates say will infringe on civil liberties. The Drug Supply Prohibition Order (DSPO) targets anyone who has been convicted of drug supply (including deemed supply) in the last 10 years, allowing police to stop and search them at any time. The DSPO scheme will initially roll …

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Drug Supply Prohibition Order: NSW Police launches CONTROVERSIAL drug scheme PILOT

NSW Police Commissioner boosts Strike Force Raptor numbers

Police Commissioner Karen Webb has vowed to add 30 new members to the controversial Strike Force Raptor. Raptor started in 2009 as a proactive, high-impact operation targetting outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMCGs). The Squad has come under fire for their aggressive tactics and lawlessness, and the over-militarisaion of the force. The latest shooting of Comanchero bike …

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NSW Police Commissioner boosts Strike Force Raptor numbers

Victoria Police officer admits to preying on women who were victims of crime

A former Victoria Police officer admitted to abusing his position to prey on vulnerable women. Jayden Faure used his position to start relationships with four women who sought police assistance. He then attempted to cover his tracks. One woman sought help while experiencing suicidal thoughts, and another was a 15-year-old girl. In April he plead …

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Inmate found unresponsive at Junee Correctional Centre

An inmate has been found unresponsive in his cell at Junee Correctional Centre on Tuesday morning. Corrective Services NSW sources confirmed to The Daily Telegraph that a male inmate at the privately-run prison died in custody. Man found unresponsive in cell at Junee Correctional Centre Junee Correctional Centre is operated by GEO Group Australia. A spokeperson …

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Inmate found unresponsive at Junee Correctional Centre

Man found dead in prison cell in Grafton

A man has been found dead in his cell at Clarence Correctional Centre in Grafton on Saturday morning. NSW Corrective Services confirmed that the 41-year-old man was the centre’s first death in custody. Grafton Prison: Death in Custody The man is yet to be identified by Serco, the operator of the jail. They declined to …

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WA rehab centre in administration after abuse claims

A women’s rehabilitation centre in Perth is likely to become insolvent after abuse claims surfaced. Former residents of the Esther Foundation claimed they were subject to abuse including withholding food and medication. The Foundation has links to the Pentecostal church. Prior to the 2019 election, the Federal Government gave millions in grants to the centre. Aboriginal …

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Man shot dead by police in Northern Sydney

A man has been shot dead by police in Sydney’s north after he allegedly lunged at officers with a knife. Police responded to a domestic incident in Newport on Sydney’s Northern Beaches around 2am this morning when the 39-year-old was shot. According to reports, two officers discharged their weapons in self-defence. Man lunged at police …

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Northern beaches police shooting

NSW Police car chase was ‘appalling risk’ says coroner

A coroner has criticised NSW Police after a pursuit led to the death of a toddler in her own backyard. Tateolena Tauaifaga was 17 months old when she was struck down while playing with her three sisters in Sydney’s west. The car, driven by Christopher Chandler, careened through the fence following a police pursuit. Chandler …

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