Unlawful Arrest

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

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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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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