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The Child Inside: In Australia, We Prosecute 10-Year-Olds, Especially If They’re Black. [newmatilda]

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Data from Australia’s criminal justice system shows clearly that we’re failing to rehabilitate children, while making them more likely to reoffend.

‘I can’t breathe’: Danny Richards’ family seek answers to custody death [The Age]

The State Coroner is investigating how Melbourne man Daniel "Danny" Richards died in police custody, with a witness saying that "I can't breathe" was one of the last things he said.

Officer cleared after punching handcuffed girl in head at drug rally [Brisbane Times]

A female police officer who punched a 15-year-old girl in the head after the teenager spat at her at a pro-marijuana rally has been found to have used reasonable force and been cleared of wrongdoing.

Police could be sued over Laidley photo leak, lawyer warns [The Age]

Victoria Police could face a civil lawsuit over widespread sharing of photographs of former AFL coach Dean Laidley taken while he was in police custody last weekend.

‘Appalling’: Police officer suspended over leaked images of Dean Laidley [WAToday]

A senior constable has been suspended over photos taken of former North Melbourne coach Dean Laidley while he was in custody on stalking allegations.

IBAC finds Hares and Hyenas raid force not unreasonable [ABC News]

Victoria's corruption watch-dog, IBAC, has cleared Victoria Police of using unreasonable force when they raided an innocent man's home and badly injured him when he resisted arrest. Nic Dimopoulos and his lawyer say they're devastated by the findings and are vowing to pursue civil action against the officers and continue to push the DPP to lay criminal charges.