Monday May 21, 2018
Police, your clients and complaints
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In this podcast we talk about:
- what the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (LECC) does and how it works
- when you should complain to the LECC,
- what serious misconduct and serious maladministration is,
- why it is important to make a complaint as early as possible, and
- the importance of getting legal advice if you want to make a complaint about police.
Referrals and more information
- If you want to make a complaint about police you should contact Law Access NSW on 1300 888 529. You can get legal information and where appropriate get referred for legal advice.
- You can find more information about the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission or call them on 02 9321 6700.
NOTE: During this podcast we say that the time limit to bring a claim against police is 3 years. This is only true where the assault is serious and meets the definition of a personal injury in the Civil Liability Act. For many assaults the injury suffered wonâ€™t come near that level of seriousness so the time limit for suing police for the intentional tort of assault will be six years, not three. Get legal advice from Legal Aid NSW or a Community Legal Centre about your specific circumstances.