Yusur Al-Azzawi, Lawyer and
Jeremy King, Principal, Robinson Gill Lawyers
Complaints may relate to police misconduct, corruption, discrimination, or to administrative matters such as freedom of information. Complaints can be oral or in writing and must be supported with carefully recorded evidence. Complaints are investigated by the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) or by the police. Whether or not to make a complaint, and when, should be carefully considered. Legal advice should be sought before making a complaint, especially if charges are pending or when pressing charges or suing police for damages.
This section includes the following topics:
- Police misconduct
- Professional standards command
- Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission
- 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