Strip search inquiry cut short after NSW government sacks commissioner

by Michael McGowen

A landmark inquiry into potentially illegal strip searches conducted on minors by police in New South Wales has been cut short after the government sacked the commissioner overseeing the probe.

Held in October and December, the public hearings revealed a disturbing pattern of police misusing strip search powers on minors, as well as evidence that many police do not understand the laws governing strip searches.

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