How Much Force Can Police Use in NSW?

Poppy Morandin.   Indigenous activists hope that the murder conviction of Derek Chauvin in America may help bring change to Australia’s legal system and its treatment of Indigenous deaths in custody. The conviction of the former police officer has been dubbed a ‘historic’ moment for America. Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree ...continue reading

Impersonating Police Offences & Defences NSW

Image credit: arindambanerjee Poppy Morandin.   A 20-year-old Sydney woman was allegedly pulled over by armed and masked police impersonators in the early hours of the morning, in what she described as a ‘genuinely terrifying’ ordeal. Caitlyn Laws claims that she was chased by a silver Holden Commodore with flashing blue and red lights at ...continue reading

Assaulting Police Officer Offences in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A woman from Bondi Junction in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs has faced court after she allegedly assaulted an off-duty police officer and even ripped the hair off the officer’s scalp during her arrest. The incident is reported to have occurred on Tuesday 30 March 2021 at Bondi Junction’s shopping centre ...continue reading

The Penalty for Bitting a Police Officer While in Execution of Duty in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A 47-year-old man, who is disqualified from driving until March 2039, has allegedly bitten a police officer during his arrest after he was spotted by authorities driving unlawfully in Sydney’s west. The incident unfolded about 11:30am on Sunday 21 February 2021 when an officer from Georges River Traffic and ...continue reading

Payne Haas Sentenced for Intimidating Police In NSW Tweed Heads Local Court

  It is reported that in January Brisbane Broncos star Payne Haas intimidated two police officers during a drunken foul-mouthed tirade on the streets of Tweed Heads, northern NSW. The 22-year-old NSW Origin forward was also charged with using offensive language. While the offensive language charge was withdrawn by the prosecution, Haas was sentenced after ...continue reading

Assault Police During Public Disorder Offences in NSW

It is reported that a man in his 20’s has allegedly assaulted two police officers during an altercation in Victoria’s anti-lockdown protest on 23 October last year. Police report that 2 men were being arrested by the two police officers during the protest at the Shrine of Remembrance when the alleged assault took occurred. The ...continue reading

Police Officer Allegedly Assaulted in the Execution of Duty in Response to a Domestic Violence Incident Report in NSW

It is reported that a 27-year-old man has allegedly assaulted a senior police officer in the NSW Orana region. Police officers were responding to an incident at a Merilba St residence in Narromine, on or about four O’clock in the afternoon on Christmas eve. During this time, the 27-year-old man has allegedly alighted from his ...continue reading

Law on How Much Force Police Can Use in NSW

Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   A young man shot dead by Queensland Police on the Logan Motorway has been linked to the murder of an elderly couple in their Brisbane home. After the bodies were discovered, officers attended to doorknocking neighbouring homes in the Parkinson area to determine whether there were any more victims. ...continue reading

Law on Wounding or Causing Grievous Bodily Harm with Intent to Resist Arrest: Man in Stolen Maserati Charged after Stabbing Senior Constable with Screwdriver

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A passenger who was travelling in a stolen Maserati that caused a police pursuit through Macquarie Fields in Sydney’s south-west has been arrested after he allegedly stabbed a police officer with a screwdriver. NSW Police allege the incident took place around 10am on Thursday 22 October 2020 when police ...continue reading

NSW Police Commissioner Defends Officers Who Performed ‘Unlawful’ Arrest on Curtis Scott

By Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller has sought to defend the actions of police officers involved in the wrongful arrest of NRL player Curtis Scott. The bodycam footage of the arrest shown in court sparked outrage, with it depicting Scott, who was passed out drunk at the foot of ...continue reading

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