The police encourages community involvement including the reporting of crimes. Crime Stoppers has contributed to 4,571 arrests, 16,000 charges and millions of dollars worth of drugs seized. Many may consider that we have a moral duty to report crime. But do we have a legal obligation to as well? What do you think?
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Police have issued a warning to the public after several recent incidents of males pretending to be police officers. Two of the incidents involved a bald man with yellow teeth in a white sports sedan with flashing lights attempting to pull over cars being driven by women. Another incident involved two men wearing fake police uniforms assaulting and robbing a woman. Our latest blog outlines some of the tell-tale signs that an officer is fake and what you should do if you suspect this is the…
What happens when reckless media reporting leads to completely innocent people being accused of crimes? Fairfax Media, the publisher of Sydney Morning Herald, found out the hard way when it negligently published an article claiming that a private school teacher on Sydney’s lower north shore had resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct with students. In the end, the NSW Supreme Court awarded the teacher 7 times what Fairfax had offered. Our latest blog post has more.
Legal Aid has approved a total payment for all work undertaken by the criminal defence barrister for terrorism suspect Omarjan Azari, which is less than the daily rate for the Senior Counsel that will prosecute him.