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MEDIA RELEASE: Commissioner of Police v Taylah Gray

MEDIA RELEASE Commissioner of Police v Taylah Gray Protest organisers for the Black Lives Matter protest to be held 1pm, Sunday 5 July, Civic Park in Newcastle have been informed by the NSW Police Commissioner that their proposal of a public assembly will be taken to the NSW Supreme Court tomorrow morning.  The application by the Read more about MEDIA RELEASE: Commissioner of Police v Taylah Gray[…]

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Have You Been Strip Searched by the NSW Police?

Have NSW Police Strip Searched you? Do you believe you have been illegally strip searched? Are you currently in danger of being illegally strip searched? At O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors, we specialise in civil litigation for police misconduct, including for unlawful strip searches. The firm has substantial litigation experience against the NSW Police for Read more about Have You Been Strip Searched by the NSW Police?[…]

Police Brutality

Police brutality: Sydney police officer Tasers kneeling Aboriginal man in the face

NSW Police Officer Tasers Compliant Aboriginal Man in the Face in Paddington Footage has emerged of police brutality with a NSW Police Officer discharging his taser into the face of Kris Lovelock, a 32-year-old Aboriginal man who was kneeling on the ground with his palms outstretched in compliance. The footage shows the man obeying Police Read more about Police brutality: Sydney police officer Tasers kneeling Aboriginal man in the face[…]

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FAQ: Can I lawfully record the actions of a Police Officer on video or audio?

We are frequently asked whether it is lawful for members of the public to make audio or visual recordings of Police Officers. The answer, in simple terms, is yes. The  NSW Police Media Policy 2016 states that: “Members of the public have the right to take photographs of or film Police Officers, and incidents involving Read more about FAQ: Can I lawfully record the actions of a Police Officer on video or audio?[…]

Appeals

Victory – Appeal won – Black Lives Matter vigil and rally can legally proceed

Black Lives Matter (BLM) vigil and rally can proceed: Court of Appeal The NSW Appeal Court has overturned yesterday’s Supreme Court decision on the planned protest to be held in Sydney at 3pm this afternoon. “This is a victory for the thousands of people who want to join the call to end police brutality and Read more about Victory – Appeal won – Black Lives Matter vigil and rally can legally proceed[…]

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MEDIA RELEASE: SUPREME COURT OF NSW DECISION REGARDING DEATHS IN CUSTODY PROTEST

MEDIA RELEASE Supreme Court of NSW decision regarding deaths in custody protest A peaceful rally and vigil for George Floyd, David Dungay and for all black deaths in custody around the world was scheduled to proceed tomorrow, on Saturday 6 June 2020 at Town Hall Square, Sydney. This afternoon the Supreme Court has ruled that Read more about MEDIA RELEASE: SUPREME COURT OF NSW DECISION REGARDING DEATHS IN CUSTODY PROTEST[…]

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Man Who Had Leg Broken by Police in ‘Egregious’ Arrest Wins More than $700,000 in Compensation

A man was awarded $718,000 after South Australian Police left him with a broken femur SA Police were prosecuted over their handling of the arrest of Matthew Charles Crossley in early 2013. They were found guilty in SA District Court of  three acts of battery. The judge included a proposed $3000 in “exemplary damages”, a Read more about Man Who Had Leg Broken by Police in ‘Egregious’ Arrest Wins More than $700,000 in Compensation[…]

William Tyrell Missing Boy Coronial Inquest

Coronial Inquest into the disappearance of William Tyrrell to resume in October 2020

On 4 November 2019 in a Four Corners exclusive investigation, our client Bill Spedding [1] spoke out about the horrific toll of being unjustly and unjustifiably accused of abducting a three year old boy. The child in the Spiderman costume, William Tyrrell, has come to be a household name for most Australians with the nation watching Read more about Coronial Inquest into the disappearance of William Tyrrell to resume in October 2020[…]

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New powers for ASIO to question 14-year-olds, deny lawyers as it goes after foreign spies

A new ‘Australian Security Intelligence Amendment Bill 2020’ was introduced into Federal Parliament by Minister for Home Affairs, Peter Dutton on May 13th. The bill amends the controversial questioning and detention powers held by ASIO. The main purpose of the new bill is to ensure that ASIO has significantly increased powers in regard to terrorism, espionage Read more about New powers for ASIO to question 14-year-olds, deny lawyers as it goes after foreign spies[…]

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High Court Appeal on arson and fraud: A Mysterious Case Where Common Sense Prevailed

Man accused of burning down his own house by Queensland Police On a July evening in 2015 Eamonn Coughlan was walking away from his holiday home on Bribie Island in Queensland when an explosion occurred, setting fire to the house causing it to be destroyed. He escaped this fire on his motorbike and cleaned himself Read more about High Court Appeal on arson and fraud: A Mysterious Case Where Common Sense Prevailed[…]

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