Independent Investigation of Complaints against the Police

Police are granted powers by the state and it is the state’s responsibility to ensure that these powers are not abused. Police must be fully accountable for their every action when interacting with citizens. Police who abuse the trust of Victorians must be held accountable. Existing accountability mechanisms in Victoria have consistently failed to maintain Read More …

Police accountability

  Discriminatory policing What’s the problem ? Young people are often stopped and charged by police because of their colour, race or because they are from a family who are known to police, rather than because of their behaviour or a reasonable suspicion held by the police officer. Racial profiling Victoria saw a landmark legal case Read More …

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Police Powers NSW

The following information may help you to understand the powers and what rights and responsibilities you have in different situations. A police officer may use as much force as is necessary to arrest you. Unreasonable force is an assault. After arrest, a police officer may handcuff you if for example you attempt to escape or the Read More …

Future of handheld police speed guns in doubt in SA after Supreme Court judgments

Three drivers successfully challenged speeding fines they were issued.(ABC TV) Share The use of handheld speed guns by South Australian police has an uncertain future, after a series of landmark judgments in the Supreme Court. Key points: Three Supreme Court judgments have overturned fines for speeding detected using speed guns They were based on another Read More …