Ombudsman Report on NSW Police use of Section 9 Highlights Effects on the Vulnerable

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The NSW Ombudsman released a report in August 2014, on the effect of expanded police powers introduced in 2011 to assist police responses to alcohol-fuelled violence, predominantly intended for behaviour in entertainment districts at night.

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