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Was a NSW police strip search illegal?

BY ALEC SMART On Monday the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (LECC) opened an investigation into whether NSW Police engaged in "serious misconduct" during the allegedly unlawful strip-search of a 16-year-old girl at a music festival. The public inquiry heard that the girl was stopped after a drug-sniffing dog sat down next to her as she […]

Brewery brawl, car thievery captured, Endeavour’s endeavour: News Bites – 2 Oct 2019

Bite-sized bulletins by ALEC SMART Brewery brawl A fight disrupted a punk rock gig at Staves Brewery in Glebe on Sunday 29 Sept, resulting in broken furniture, smashed beer glasses and a window, damaged drums and a woman punched. The brawl attracted six carloads of police. City Hub was told two members of the band […]

Sydney cyclists driven off the road

BY SARAH MCLENAGHAN     Sydney cyclists are calling for greater protection on NSW roads as motorists continue to drive dangerously around them with no penalty. Reports show a lack of compliance with the Safe Passing Distance Rule by drivers and little to no enforcement of the standard by police. Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club member, […]

Boring bollards keep Sydney safe

BY GEORGIA CLARK The installation of anti-terror bollards in Martin Place has aroused controversy amidst claims that the City of Sydney failed to consult with NSW Police about the development. The concrete slabs, installed near the State Library late last month, have well and truly cemented their place in history this week, after Lord Mayor […]

Calls for more police oversight following Jenny Leong trolling scandal

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS Complaints of alleged ‘online abuse’ by NSW Police towards Greens MP Jenny Leong have been made to the Police Integrity Commission. There may also be an internal police investigation. It follows revelations that NSW Police Officers left racist and sexist comments directed at the member for Newtown on social media. Following the […]

Complaints against police rise “significantly” at Mardi Gras

By James Elton-Pym Gay legal groups received “significantly more” complaints about police conduct at this year’s Mardi Gras parade than at the 2014 event, the head of the Inner City Legal Centre has reported. Despite police saying crowds were mostly well behaved, the centre will be engaging criminal lawyers to provide advice to aggrieved parade […]

Spike in underground car park break-ins

Police are urging residents to secure their belongings after a spike in the number of break-ins from underground parking garages in the Leichhardt area. Residential complexes with large underground garages have been targeted in the last two weeks. Items stolen include bicycles, golf clubs and, in one instance, a car. Leichhardt Local Area Command Crime […]


Men’s health appeal The Royal Flying Doctor Service is telling men to “man up” and get a primary health check as part of Men’s Health Week until June 15. The service aims to increase awareness among men of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease. Health services general manager Linda Cutler […]

Naked City: Blow, blow, thou winter wind!

  The recent raid on a VIP suite at Randwick Racecourse and the arrest of a high-profile sporting celebrity and his wife for cocaine possession generated a familiar round of media reports blaring, “Sydney is awash with cocaine”. So what’s new? Sydney has been snorting the illicit substance ever since the early ‘20s when returning […]

‘I need to fix some things’: police chief

Last year’s Mardi Gras was marred by accusations of police brutality toward Jamie Jackson Reed and Bryn Hutchinson, along with complaints about sniffer dogs at the after party. Surry Hills LAC Police Superintendent Tony Crandell was the Forward Commander of the 2013 parade route and was also in charge of the sniffer dog operation. “[My […]