This article originally appeared on 3AW website on 14 Sept 2020.



Several examples of police taking a heavy-handed approach to dealing with COVID-19 breaches at the weekend have prompted Neil Mitchell to suggest police are “getting it wrong”.

Principal lawyer of the police misconduct team at Robinson Gill Lawyers, Jeremy King, said he’s also concerned.

“I think proportionality is something that does seem to have gone out the window,” he told Neil Mitchell.

“It makes it look a little bit like a police state.”