Merys Williams, Solicitor, Robinson Gill Lawyers
Complaints may relate to police misconduct, corruption, or discrimination, or administrative matters such as freedom of information. Complaints can be oral or in writing. IBAC or police investigate complaints, which need to be supported with carefully recorded evidence. Whether to make a complaint, and when, should be carefully considered, with legal advice, especially if charges are pending or when pressing charges or suing police for damages.
This section includes the following topics:
- Police misconduct
- Police Conduct Unit
- Collecting evidence
- Deciding whether or not to lodge a complaint
- Timing your complaint
- Where can complaints be lodged?
- How to make a complaint
- Investigation of complaints
- Outcome of the complaint
- Civil proceedings and claims for compensation
- Criminal charges against the police