From shock to outrage: Cases of WA Police taser abuse follow a depressingly familiar pattern

From shock to outrage: Cases of WA Police taser abuse follow a depressingly familiar pattern

Updated March 24, 2018 09:57:25 Video: WA police taser driver at traffic stop (ABC News) Plenty of people may have some sympathy for the police officer who tasered the man named only as “Bill Holt”, after he was breath-tested on his way out to dinner last year. They acknowledge it …

Florida school shooting: Police arrest brother of accused killer for trespassing at same school

Florida school shooting: Police arrest brother of accused killer for trespassing at same school

Updated March 20, 2018 12:38:20 The brother of the teen charged with killing 17 people at a Florida school has been arrested for trespassing at the same school, authorities say. Zachary Cruz, 18, was arrested at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and charged with trespassing on school grounds, a Broward …

NSW police investigate links to Italian mafia after four charged over drug supply near Bathurst

NSW police investigate links to Italian mafia after four charged over drug supply near Bathurst

Updated March 23, 2018 12:34:34 Photo: Police found large cannabis crops that looked like “football fields” from the air near Bathurst. (Supplied: NSW Police Media) Related Story: Australia’s ‘weakest link’: Why do drug runners target Geraldton? Related Story: Meth seized, 12 arrested after drug busts in Manjimup Police are investigating …

Gunman takes hostages at French supermarket, local media and police reports

Gunman takes hostages at French supermarket, local media and police reports

Updated March 23, 2018 22:39:38 Eight people are being held captive at a supermarket in the south-western France, a police source has said, adding that the hostage-taker had shot at a police officer. BFM TV said the hostage-taker has claimed allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group. A source at …

Inquest begins into SA police shooting of man during ‘severe’ mental health episode

Inquest begins into SA police shooting of man during ‘severe’ mental health episode

Posted March 23, 2018 17:43:26 Photo: The man was shot dead at his Elwomple property, about 100 kilometres south-east of Adelaide. (ABC News: Alina Eacott) The deputy state coroner will examine how SA Police handled a man’s “chronic” and “escalating” mental health condition in the lead-up to a fatal siege …

Victoria Police dog euthanased after contracting rare illness, others dogs sick

Victoria Police dog euthanased after contracting rare illness, others dogs sick

Updated March 23, 2018 20:51:53 Photo: Police use German shepherds like these, as well as labradors for drug detection, tracking and searching. (Supplied: Police Life magazine) A police dog has been euthanased and eight others are sick with a rare illness identified as megaesophagus, Victoria Police have said. Inspector Jon …

Couple tasered by police in Fremantle could miss out on $1.1 million in damages after appeal

Couple tasered by police in Fremantle could miss out on $1.1 million in damages after appeal

Updated March 23, 2018 19:26:05 Video: WA police taser driver at traffic stop (ABC News) After being quick to condemn police this week in the wake of a scathing report into the tasering of a driver in Fremantle, Western Australia’s Attorney-General has backed legal action which could leave two other …

NT Labor row erupts over scrutiny of new laws around police patrolling bottle shop

NT Labor row erupts over scrutiny of new laws around police patrolling bottle shop

Posted March 22, 2018 13:18:58 Photo: The NT Government will not refer several pieces of new legislation, including ones allowing police auxiliaries to patrol bottle shops, to a scrutiny committee. (ABC News: Claire Campbell) Related Story: NT to increase bottle shop patrols amid spike in alcohol-fuelled violence Related Story: NT …

More police sent to PNG’s Highlands as violence hampers earthquake relief effort

More police sent to PNG’s Highlands as violence hampers earthquake relief effort

Posted March 20, 2018 16:13:34 Photo: A team works to unload emergency supplies from a helicopter in Papua New Guinea. (Supplied: Thomas Nybo/ Unicef) Heavily armed police are being sent to Papua New Guinea’s Highlands to deal with violence that has disrupted the distribution of earthquake relief supplies. Provincial authorities …

Courtney Topic’s final moments before police shooting revealed in footage

Courtney Topic’s final moments before police shooting revealed in footage

Updated March 22, 2018 21:42:21 Video: GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: Courtney Topic is seen holding a kitchen knife before being shot by police. (ABC News) Related Story: ‘This is killing us’: Family wants to know why daughter was shot dead by police Related Story: Call for more officer training after knife-wielding …