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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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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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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

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

MEDIA STATEMENT | NSW POLICE OFFICER CONVICTED

O’Brien Criminal & Civil Solicitors confirms that we have instructions from Ms Anya Bradford to commence proceedings against the State of New South Wales in relation to the conduct of a NSW police officer in May 2019, which were subject to criminal proceedings and where NSW police officer Mark Follington was yesterday convicted. The proceedings …

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“Worth a rape charge”, “Massive load up”: NSW Police chat group transcript released

Corruption investigations have revealed that NSW Police officers engaged in horrifically misogynistic conversations and jokes about fake charges in a Whatsapp group. The revelations have led to two officers being sacked and the messaging app being banned across the entire force. The conversation dates back to 2017, where one officer shared a photo of a …

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Law Professor Simon Rice thrown to ground by NSW Police after observing Sydney Uni protest

Professor Simon Rice was pushed to the ground by NSW Police during a peaceful protest against University staff cuts and fee hikes at the University of Sydney yesterday. Professor Rice was acting as a legal observer, as part of research into protest. He was then thrown to the ground, arrested and fined by police. He …

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David Shoebridge calls for police accountability as NRL Star Curtis Scott set for large payout

NSW Police are already footing the $100,000 bill for NRL Star Curtis Scott’s legal fees in relation to charges laid against him on the night he was tasered, pepper-sprayed and handcuffed by police. Scott is set to sue the NSW Police, likely for assault, battery, unlawful arrest and false imprisonment. All of the officers involved …

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Curtis Scott is arrested by NSW Police

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

Indigenous People in Regional Communities Targeted by Strip Searches

Data has revealed that Indigenous people in NSW regional communities are excessively targeted with invasive police strip searches. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in New South Wales are disproportionately targeted for police strip searches. Redfern Legal Centre revealed that 13 per cent of strip searches are undertaken on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, …

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