Legal Affairs

Sandbar tragedy widows sue

The grieving widows of two men who drowned after being swept off the Penguin Island sandbar are suing the State Government for failing to protect their husbands from harm.

Insurance win for teacher

A Perth primary school teacher who was forced to give up her career because of a rare allergy and was battling her insurer for income insurance is overjoyed after the company yesterday agreed to reinstate her claims after she went public with her story.

Women sue breast surgeon

Two Perth women who had double mastectomies after getting breast cancer are suing a Perth surgeon for negligence, alleging emotional and physical scars after he botched breast reconstructions.

Breast surgeon sued three times

A third Perth woman who had a double mastectomy is suing a Perth surgeon for negligence.

Corruption watchdog probes alleged police misconduct

WA’s corruption watchdog has begun investigating whether there was any misconduct by officers during the arrest and detention of two men in Broome.

CCC probes alleged Broome police assault

A Corruption and Crime Commission hearing has been shown video footage of Broome policeman appearing to punch and drop his knee on a man’s head twice.

Broome cop denies neck hold

The State’s corruption watchdog has refused a bid by a former police officer to give private evidence at its inquiry into his use of force in handling two detainees at the Broome police station earlier this year.

Officer admits insults in anger

A former Broome police officer has admitted making “inappropriate” and “unprofessional” comments to an Aboriginal detainee after an altercation in the town lockup.

Cop ‘assumed bloody detainee was drunk’

A Broome policeman has admitted he did only a visual assessment of an Aboriginal detainee after he was allegedly punched by an officer during an altercation in the town lock up and in hindsight would have ensured the man was taken to hospital.

Sergeant ‘not informed of detainee punch’

A police sergeant stood down during an investigation into an alleged altercation between an officer and a detainee at Broome police station changed his mind about sending the arrested man to hospital because he assumed the man was intoxicated.

Bid to stop release of Broome lockup video

A former Broome policeman at the centre of a Corruption and Crime Commission investigation into the detention of two men is taking extraordinary steps to stop footage of the incidents being released publicly.

No doubt about excessive force’

One of the Kimberley’s top cops says a former Broome policeman used extremely “excessive force” in handling an Aboriginal detainee in one incident and “without a doubt” used a neck hold on a teenager in another despite police policy saying neck holds should not be used because of the risk of asphyxiation.

Watchdog chief ‘wrong to release police video’

The head of WA’s corruption watchdog was wrong in deciding to grant the release of CCTV footage of two incidents in the Broome police station, the lawyer for a former policeman has told the Supreme Court.

Bid to supress Broome cop video rejected

A former policeman has failed in his bid to prevent the public release of footage of two incidents in the Broome police station after a judge dismissed his application and ruled the recordings could be released.