Policeman charged over leaked video of woman he stopped for speeding [The Age]

This article originally appeared on The Age on 8 June 2021.

Link: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/policeman-charged-over-leaked-video-of-woman-he-stopped-for-speeding-20210608-p57z3u.html

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A Melbourne policeman has been charged with three counts of unauthorised disclosure of police information after allegedly sharing video footage of a friend’s former partner after he pulled her over for speeding. The woman’s lawyer, Jeremy King, said his client planned to launch civil action on the basis of malfeasance in public office.


Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Shane Patton says they will settle Dani Laidley case [ABC News]

This article originally appeared on ABC News on 13 May 2021.

Link: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-13/victoria-police-chief-commissioner-sorry-to-dani-laidley/100136568

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Victoria's top cop says police will settle a case brought by former North Melbourne AFL coach, Dani Laidley, for what was "inappropriate conduct" by officers.


After less than a week in police custody, Sony was rendered a quadriplegic [The Age]

This article originally appeared on The Age on 12 May 2021.

Link: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/after-less-than-a-week-in-police-custody-sony-was-rendered-a-quadriplegic-20210505-p57p9s.html

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Six days after being taken into police custody, Aboriginal man Sony Ray Austin’s spinal cord was severed and he was rendered a quadriplegic. Sony’s injury is the basis of a lawsuit brought by firm Robinson Gill, which often represents people injured during interactions with police.


Dani Laidley sues Victoria Police over alleged leak of custody photos [ABC News]

This article originally appeared on ABC News on 4 May 2021.

Link: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-04/dani-laidley-sues-victoria-police-leak-of-custody-photos/100116090

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Dani Laidley, the former North Melbourne AFL coach who was outed in public as transgender after vulnerable photos of her in custody were allegedly leaked, is suing Victoria Police. Ms Laidley's lawyer, Jeremy King, declined a request for comment.


'He can't breathe': The troubled life and tragic death of Danny Richards [The Age]

This article originally appeared on The Age on 4 Apr 2021.

Link: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/he-can-t-breathe-the-troubled-life-and-tragic-death-of-danny-richards-20210322-p57cwo.html

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State Coroner John Cain’s inquest into Mr Richards’ death in custody has allowed The Age to piece together his final moments, who was in charge of the 48-year-old’s welfare and how he came to die in the hands of those called to help.


Aboriginal man sues over alleged police brutality after bike light arrest [The Age]

This article originally appeared on The Age on 24 Mar 2021.

Link: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/aboriginal-man-sues-over-alleged-police-brutality-after-bike-light-arrest-20210324-p57dmq.html

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Mr Penny’s lawyer, Jeremy King, declined to comment while the matter was before the courts.