False Imprisonment

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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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

“They used the money to buy fishing boats”: AFP wrongly imprisons Indonesian teens

Four years ago, Peter O’Brien delivered a bag full of cash to two Indonesian boys in their village of Bau Bau in South-East Sulawesi. The bag, filled with Indonesian rupiahs, was money awarded from the Courts by the Australian Government for their false imprisonment in Silverwater Correctional Complex. How they got to be there is …

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Peter O'Brien in Indonesia with boys illegally imprisoned by Australian Federal Police (AFP)

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

NSW Police Commissioner feels “sympathetic” for police who tased NRL star Curtis Scott

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller defended the actions of police in the arrest of NRL star Curtis Scott, stating he feels “sympathetic” for officers that deal with “drunken idiots every night”. Scott was arrested by police after he passed out in Moore Park in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, following a night out at the Ivy Nightclub …

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Curtis Scott is arrested by NSW Police

Syrian man released from immigration detention

The Federal Court has stated that a Syrian man who was sent to immigration detention after his visa was revoked was falsely imprisoned and is entitled to damages. The man should have been sent back to his home country but was instead locked up at Yongah Hill Immigration Detention Centre. After joining his mother in …

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Immigration arrival visa stamp Brisbane Airport
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