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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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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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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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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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Brisbane Youth Detention Worker Tests Positive to COVID-19

A worker at the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre has tested positive to coronavirus.  A 76-year-old woman working at the centre in Wacol in the city’s west tested positive to the virus while still working. The woman worked five shifts while in the infectious period.  “What you’re going to hear today is the story of a …

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Increasing Use of Unlawful Force in Immigration Detention Centres

The Commonwealth Ombudsman has made admissions about the increasing use of force and restraint in immigration detention. A recent oversight report stated that there has been an increased tendency for detention staff to use force as a first choice, rather than a last resort. The use of mechanical restraints such as handcuffs and body restraints …

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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 …

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