Police Complaints project

“…[W]e need to seriously look at this issue of police investigating police. Not least from the perception of public confidence…”

- Martin Moyhinan, Chairperson of the QLD Crime & Misconduct Commission (CMC), 15 March 2011.

Mr Moyhinan was speaking about the decision by the QLD Police Service to take no disciplinary action against 6 police officers involved in the death in custody of Mulrunji Doomadgee, and the “botched” investigation, by other police officers, into the death.

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As in Queensland, in NSW most complaints against police and police misconduct matters are investigated by other police officers. Decisions about whether to take any disciplinary action rest with the NSW Police Commissioner.

CLCNSW is concerned about various aspects of the NSW Police Compaints system, and has made recommendations for reform.

In this website you can find information about:

a) The need for change, and our recommendations
b) Information about possible legal options in relation to police behaviour (for community workers)

c) Police Complaints survey


For media enquiries, please contact the Advocacy & Human Rights Officer, CLCNSW (phone: (02) 92127333)







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