RLC in the Media: Strip searches up by almost half in NSW over the last four years

Strip searches have increased by 46 per cent in NSW in the last four years, according to police data presented at an information night by the Redfern Legal Centre on the policy.

Avanti Dias reports for Triple J Hack

The latest data from NSW police shows in the first half of 2018, about one in five people were strip searched after a sniffer dog indication.

That's despite previous research finding that sniffer dogs were incorrect the majority of the time.

In a statement tabled to NSW parliament, NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said there's been no change to drugs policy.   

“I would have to overlay the number of detections with the number of dance type parties to which we have been to see if there is a change in activity.

"But there has certainly been no direction nor would there be a direction from me in relation to do this other than applying the... law appropriately."

Read the full article here (Triple J Hack, 22 May 2019)