‘A festering tree’: growing calls for parliamentary inquiry into NSW police use of force

Calls are growing for a parliamentary inquiry into use of force by New South Wales police, with justice experts saying too much focus is being placed on the actions of individual police officers rather than the “festering” systemic problem.

“This isn’t a case of a few bad apples, it’s a case of a festering tree,” said Samantha Lee, a lawyer at Redfern Legal Centre.

“It’s about time we had some accountability from high up rather than those who are part of what’s happening on the ground.”

It comes after the state was confronted with a string of incidents or charges laid…

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