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‘Extraordinary rise’ in strip-searches by NSW police fuelled by use of sniffer dogs

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Officers misusing controversial practice that was intended as a last resort, report saysThe use of drug dogs is helping to fuel a massive increase in strip-searches by New South Wales police, often without legal grounds.A report released on Thursday reveals that in the past 12 years the number of strip-searches conducted in NSW increased almost 20-fold, from 277 times in the 12 months to 30 November 2006 to 5,483 in 2018. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/aug/22/extraordinary-rise-in-strip-searches-by-nsw-police-fuelled-by-use-of-sniffer-dogs

Author : Michael McGowan

Publish date : 2019-08-21 21:22:03

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