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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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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

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

Victoria Police pay $11.7M in settlement with quadriplegic man

Victoria Police have reached a settlement with a man who became a quadriplegic after officers allegedly injured him while responding to a noise complaint in 2017. This police settlement may be the largest in Victorian history. A noise complaint turned violent Chris Karadaglis was alone in his home in Warrnambool in Victoria’s south-west when three …

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Victoria police pay $11.7m in settlement with quadriplegic man

Cop suspended after sling tackle at Melbourne’s Flinders St Station

Victoria Police have suspended an Acting Sargeant following a sling tackle at Melbourne‘s Flinders Street Station. A passer-by captured the incident on a mobile phone and posted it to Twitter. This led to a spike in calls asking for the officer to be stood down. The officer has been suspended pending an investigation by the …

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Cop suspended after sling tackle at Flinders St Station

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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Police officer slams Indigenous man’s head into wall at Goulburn Police Station

A NSW police officer continued to serve after being charged with assaulting an Indigenous man at Goulburn Police Station in January 2019. Patrick Little, a then-18-year-old Indigenous man, was arrested for affray and taken to Goulburn Police station before being assaulted by police. Little is seen to get out of the back of the Police …

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Patrick Little Assaulted by Goulburn Police
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