NSW Police Aim to Conduct 200,000 Mobile Drug Tests Representing an Increase From the Previous Year

By Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   It has been revealed that NSW Police have set a target to detect almost 300,000 crimes this year and are using area-specific goals to achieve this result. The approach covers a number of detections in numerous categories of crime including theft, robbery, sexual assault, and drug detection. The ...continue reading

Two Teenagers Charged with Robbery While in Company in Bondi Junction

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Two boys in their teens have been charged over an alleged armed robbery of an EzyMart convenience store in Bondi Junction in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, which took place last month. According to a statement released by NSW Police Force, just before 3am on 17 June 2020, officers attached ...continue reading

Law on Correctional Employees Engaging in Sexual Conduct or Intimate Relationship with Inmates in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A Sydney prison guard is facing the grim possibility of two years behind bars over an alleged sexual relationship she had with an inmate that continued for several months in the confines of a Western Sydney jail. Melissa Goodwin was provisionally stood down in May 2020 by her ...continue reading

Law on Detain Person Without Consent to Obtain any Advantage in NSW

By Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   A 24-year-old Sydney tenant has allegedly been held against his will and assaulted by his landlord, following the young man experiencing financial difficulties and being unable to pay rent. Due to the spread of COVID-19, it is reported that the pair negotiated a payment plan, as is common ...continue reading

Jury Trials Return to NSW After a 3-Month Freeze

By Poppy Morandin & Jimmy Singh.   With COVID-19 related restrictions easing and business seemingly returning to normal for most of New South Wales, the District Court has begun criminal trials before juries again. The return will be done under strict measures including temperature checks and screening questions for jurors, in order to prevent individuals ...continue reading

Law on Police Use of Pepper Spray in NSW

By Poppy Morandin & Jimmy Singh.                                        The deployment of pepper spray on protestors following the Black Lives Matter rally in Sydney, has sparked concerns regarding the way in which the NSW Police Force uses such a tool. The day was largely characterised as a peaceful protest, following the public assembly’s last-minute authorisation from the ...continue reading

Law on NSW Police Arrest Powers

  In NSW, a police officer is allowed to use force when exercising their lawful powers. However, it isn’t that simple. According to section 230 of Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 (NSW), police are allowed to use such force as is reasonably necessary for purposes of exercising one of their powers as a ...continue reading

Two Teenagers Allegedly Stole a Motorcycle Before Colliding it into Car Have Died

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Two teenage boys have died after allegedly stealing a motorcycle and crashing it into a car in Adelaide’s north. Around 8pm on 15 May 2020, the rider of the motorcycle, 18-year-old Jaydn Short from Davoren Park, collided with a car at the intersection of Main North Road and ...continue reading

NSW Police Facing Class Action Over Strip Search Practices

By Poppy Morandin & Jimmy Singh.   Redfern Legal Centre in collaboration with Slater and Gordon have recently announced their intention to mount a class action against NSW Police in relation to the unlawful utilisation of search powers, particularly strip searches. They seek to obtain compensation for the supposed thousands of individuals that have been ...continue reading

What is the Charge of Property Suspected of Being Proceeds of Crime in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A man has been charged after crashing his car in the south west of New South Wales which directed police to the discovery of him allegedly possessing more than $90,000. According to a statement released by NSW Police, just before 10am on 7 May 2020, a Ford Ranger ...continue reading

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