Strip searched so police can meet quotas?
Oppressive police powers like move-on directions and invasive searches should not be the subject of random “KPIs” or targets. It’s unethical, erodes trust in police – and is probably illegal.
Redfern Legal Centre has obtained access to the current NSW Police, Drug Detection Dogs, Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs). Redfern Legal Centre obtained the SOPs via the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. NSW Police initially denied full access to the documents...read more
The State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) has released the results of its latest research on the experience of CTP insurance customers in New South Wales. These five insurers studied for this report were in NSW: AAMI, Allianz, GIO, NRMA and QBE. The...read more
The Supreme Court of New South Wales ruling on 28th October 2019 relating to a historical sexual assault is an important decision for insured institutions and reinforces the notion of ‘once and for all’ in relation to an agreed Deed of Release.Claims...read more
Leaked recommendations from Deputy State Coroner Harriet Grahame include allowing pill testing at music festivals. Due November 8, the report is not finalised according to a spokeswoman for the NSW coroner’s court however the draft report given to NSW...read more
Prior to the release of the full report regarding prevention of drug-related deaths at music festivals, debate still continues over what strategies would be in place for education around drugs and alcohol, and young people. Several recommendations by the...read more
The deputy state coroner Harriet Grahame will recommend pill testing and the abolition of police sniffer dogs and body searches, according to a leaked draft of her final report. Her recommendations, touted as radical, include a government funded pill...read more
The State Coroner Harriet Grahame is set to push a dramatic reduction of police drug operations and the inclusion of pill testing at music events and festivals.The Daily Telegraph recently reported that the coroner has also asked for the elimination of...read more
A toddler, who was stripped by police during his visit to see his dad in jail, is suing the state. Occurring on Father’s Day in 2018, the incident involved the 16-month-old and a police officer who allegedly took him out of the capsule in his aunt’s car,...read more
According to a new report, police shouldn’t be allowed to strip search those who are suspected of being in the possession of drugs. However, the data showed that more than 90 per cent of all searches conducted were for this reason. Commissioned by the...read more
A woman in Sydney says an incident at Homebush music festival in 2018, where she was forced to undergo a strip search from police, is forcing her to relive sexual assault from a year prior. Aged 20, the woman spoke of the incident, with notable legal...read more
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