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NSW Police officer charged with assault after punching ‘aggressive’ man

A NSW Police officer appeared before Court for assault after allegedly punching a man nine times, causing him to bleed. Senior Constable Jay Maleckas allegedly struck Steve McIvor’s head multiple times after McIvor became agitated when police failed to respond to his complaints. McIvor complained that he was threatened with violence by jaywalking teens in …

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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

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 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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Police respond to calls in Eastern suburbs faster than the West

Police response times to calls for help in Sydney’s eastern suburbs are much faster than in the city’s west. Parramatta has the worst response time for police in the entire State. The 20 worst-rated police area commands (PACs) for response time are all to the west of the M1. The statistics – gathered under a …

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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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Police officer touched nipple of Aboriginal boy while he was restrained, watchdog finds

A NSW Police officer touched the nipple of a restrained Aboriginal boy while laughing, the police watchdog has found in a serious example of police misconduct. Police restrained the 15-year-old boy in an ambulance, over fears he tried to self-harm in his cell. The watchdog found the officer touched the boy’s nipple, while making a …

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Police officer touched nipple of Aboriginal boy while he was restrained, watchdog finds

Unlawful arrest: Man found not guilty of resisting arrest

A 36-year-old man has been found not guilty of resisting arrest after police failed to comply with safeguards. Police arrested William Kershaw after two officers responded to a domestic dispute on the NSW Central Coast. However, the officers failed to tell the man why they arrested him, rendering the charges baseless. Obliged to arrest, but …

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Infant sues after being strip-searched at Kempsey Jail

The family of an eight-month-old baby strip-searched by NSW Police are suing the State for compensation. The infant was strip-searched by a female officer when his family brought him to Mid-North Coast Correctional Centre to visit his father. The child, by way of his family, are now suing the State of NSW for false imprisonment and …

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