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The Acting Ombudsman, Professor John McMillan, has completed his review of police compliance with a statutory requirement to provide their name and place of duty when exercising certain powers, such as search and arrest. The Attorney General tabled the Ombudsman’s report in Parliament last week. Read his media release.Learn more
Ombudsman recommends expiry of preventative detention powers in the Terrorism (Police Powers) Act 2002
The Acting Ombudsman, Professor John McMillan, has completed the fourth review of the NSW Police Force’s use of the preventative detention and covert search warrant powers in the Terrorism (Police Powers) Act 2002. The Attorney General tabled the Ombudsman’s report in Parliament yesterday. Read his media release.Learn more
The Minister for Disability, Ray Williams has tabled in Parliament the Official Community Visitors Annual Report 2015-16. The report highlights the special role of the Visitors in providing a voice for young people and people with disability in the community.Learn more
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This is the second comprehensive investigation that my office has undertaken into the use of Taser weapons by the New South Wales Police Force (NSWPF). The first investigation was done at a time when Tasers were only used by police officers within specialist units of the NSWPF. Since that report in 2008, Taser weapons have been rolled out for use by all accredited general duties police officers in NSW.