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

New Proposed Domestic Violence Laws on Criminalising ‘Coercive Control’: An Interview with Dr Karen Williams of Doctors Against Violence Towards Women

By Poppy Morandin.   Individuals in a domestic relationship who psychologically abuse their partners through practices known as ‘coercive control’ could face criminal prosecution, following a bill introduced by Labor MP Anna Watson to NSW Parliament. If passed, the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Amendment (Coercive Control—Preethi’s Law) Bill 2020 will amend the existing Crimes ...continue reading

NSW Police Officer Threatens to Break Man’s Leg After an Unlawful Arrest

  It is reported that a NSW Police officer has threatened a man of breaking his legs during an illegal arrest by the police officer in the Australian Capital Territory. 48-year-old Allan Watts was charged by police after in April of this year, police allegedly saw him driving a motorbike while he was disqualified from ...continue reading

NSW Government Plans to Increase Road Side Drug Testing

  Last year alone, police in NSW did 166,351 drug tests. This represents over two and a half times more than in 2015. In fact in 2019, there were 9,446 positive results obtained from road side drug testing by police, in contrast to the 9,123 in 2015 as outlined by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport ...continue reading

Can Police Search You Using a Drug Detection Dog in NSW?

By Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   Sniffer dog operations have reportedly returned following their apparent suspension due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sniff Off, a Greens campaign for police accountability, drug law reform and civil liberties, regularly reports on sightings of drug dog operations in order to raise the public awareness. They ...continue reading

Latest BOSCAR statistics and the need for greater focus on rehabilitation: An interview with Deputy Mayor of Dubbo and Barrister Stephen Lawrence

By Poppy Morandin.   Recent release of crime statistics detailing a quarterly update for this year, have revealed that crime across most of NSW has remained stable or fallen in the two years to June 2020. A major exception to this finding was within the crime category of sexual assault, which has risen 9.4% over ...continue reading

Man Strangulates Partner in Domestic Violence Assault to Point Of Urination

  It is reported that 38-year-old David Glennie has strangled, kicked and punched his partner to the point of losing control of her bladder and urinating. The court heard that Glennie had lost his temper whilst he was intoxicated during a night out in November 2019. Glennie had lost his temper because if an irrational ...continue reading

Man Charged for Alleged Child Abduction

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It was the terrifying moment a five-year-old child was grabbed by a stranger in broad daylight in an alleged abduction attempt on the streets of Canberra’s CBD, leaving members of the public to intervene and restrain the man before police could arrive. According to reports from The Canberra ...continue reading

Killara Man Charged for Sexual Act For Alleged Daylight Nudie-Run On NSW Beach

  It is reported that at about 10:45am on Saturday, police received multiple complaints about a man walking naked on Jimmys Beach at Hawks Nest, north of Port Stephens in the Hunter Region of NSW. A 51-year-old man from Killara has been charged with committing a sexual act and indecent exposure as a result. Police ...continue reading

Calls for dismissal of Police Officer who leaked information of alleged domestic violence victim: An Interview with the Doctors Against Violence Towards Women

By Poppy Morandin.   The uncertain status of whether a Queensland Police Officer will be dismissed, despite pleading guilty to leaking the information of an alleged domestic violence victim to her former partner, has sparked outrage. Senior Constable Neil Punchard accessed confidential police databases on nine occasions and supplied the address of the woman to ...continue reading

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