RLC in the Media: LECC investigation into strip searches in NSW
The use of police strip searches in NSW has doubled between 2016- 2017, with increased complaints prompting an investigation by the state's police conduct watchdog, the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (the LECC), into whether NSW Police are abusing their strip searching powers.
Hagar Cohen reports for The World Today
RLC’s police solicitor, Sam Lee, talks to ABC's The World Today about the dramatic surge in police strip searches in NSW, describing a disturbing public strip search incident involving a client assisted by RLC.
“What’s happening on the ground is wrong. It’s inappropriate. It’s having having a harmful impact, particularly on young people,” Sam Lee said.
Listen to the full interview here (ABC, The World Today, 12 November 2018)