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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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Authorities concerned over rise in 3D-printed guns

Authorities have concerns over a rise in 3D-printed guns after police discovered multiple weapons in a Sydney home. In this instance, half-finished semiautomatic firearm and multiple 3D printers were among a haul found inside a Bankstown home last Thursday. NSW Police searched the home just moments after serving a Firearms Prohibition Order on the 45-year-old …

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Authorities concerned over rise in 3D printed guns

NT Government support use of spit hoods in police custody

The Northern Territory government is resisting calls to ban the use of spit hoods on children. New data has shown that the use of spit hoods on children increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Spit hoods had been used 27 times on children since 2018, and chair restraints six times. The youngest child was 12 years …

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NT Government support use of spit hoods in police custody

Bill to tighten gun laws passed in lower house

Gun laws are set to be tighetened after a surprise bill passed through the Federal House of Representatives on Thursday. Labor members moved to bring debate on the bill which the Government introduced only 24 hours prior.  Leader of the house Peter Dutton then initiated an immediate vote which stopped speeches on the matter and saw …

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Bill to tighten gun laws passed in lower house

Men awarded costs in criminal case after police prosecuted them without reasonable cause

Five men have won $60K in awarded legal costs in their criminal matter after Police brought the charges ‘without reasonable cause’. NSW Police earlier conceded that there were no reasonable cause to bring the charges and agreed to pay costs.  However, they argued that the costs requested were manifestly excessive. The matter went to Parramatta …

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Men awarded legal costs in criminal case after police prosecuted them without reasonable cause

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

Cop charged after assault at Flinders Street Station

A police officer has been charged after sling tackling a man at Flinders St Station last year. The event seems to be an example of excessive force. The 36-year-old officer is on suspension after footage of the incident emerged on Twitter. The officer faces charges of recklessly causing injury, unlawful assault and common law assault …

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Excessive Force: Cop charged after assault at Flinders Station
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