Our principal Justin Wong was today asked for comment on NSW strip search laws. This follows a recent case in the NSW District Court where a man was awarded $112,000 in damages after an illegal police strip search.
Police strip searches are an option of last resort, and police can only conduct a strip search if the officer suspects on reasonable grounds that the strip search is necessary.
Strict rules apply including privacy and time limit restrictions, as well as rules about who can be present and the sex of the officer conducting the search.
To view the full article: “Everything you need to know about Strip Searching Laws“, 10 Daily.
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