Police Assault Offences in NSW

Sahar Adatia. Image credit: Petar B photography.   Five men caught having a house party in Sydney’s west during the current COVID-19 lockdown have been charged with assaulting police after they attacked officers who attempted to shut down the gathering. Around 4:10pm on Saturday 31 July 2021, police attended a home on Unicombe Crescent in ...continue reading

Can Police Enter Your Home or Private Property in NSW? What the Law Says

Poppy Morandin. Image credit: Petar B photography   Three men have been charged following an altercation in Auburn, when an officer ended up deploying pepper spray. It is reported that around 11.10pm on 31 July 2021, officers from the Auburn Police Area Command’s Proactive Crime Team were patrolling Mclean Street, Auburn. They approached a car ...continue reading

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

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