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Rolfe recorded 46 use-of-force incidents during stint
A Northern Territory police officer who shot dead an Indigenous teenager recorded 46 use-of-force incidents between 2016 and 201...
Neve Brissenden 23 Feb 2024
Directions hearings continue ahead of inquest into 2021 death in custody of young mum
The latest directions hearings concerning a 30-year-old Yamatji, Noongar, Wongi and Pitjantjatjara woman who died in custody at...
Jarred Cross 23 Feb 2024
Officer In Charge used racist slur for Indigenous people in correspondence with Zachary Rolfe, inquest reveals
Sergeant Lee Bauwens will continue giving evidence in the inquest into the death of Kumanjayi Walker, four years after he was sh...
Neve Brissenden 22 Feb 2024
Rolfe's leader 'unaware of excessive force complaints', inquest told
The officer in charge of a constable who shot dead an Indigenous teenager has told an inquest he was unaware of complaints about...
Neve Brissenden 22 Feb 2024
Rolfe to testify at 'overdue' Kumanjayi Walker inquest
The inquest into Indigenous teenager Kumanjayi Walker's death will resume with the police officer who shot him unable to legally...
Neve Brissenden 22 Feb 2024
Cop charged over death of Dunghutti teenager Jai Wright

The family and lawyers of Dunghutti teenager Jai Kalani Wright have welcomed a decision to charge the police officer whose car collided with Jai while he rode a trail bike on 19 Fe...

Giovanni Torre Feb 20, 2024
Kumanjayi Walker inquest to recommence: Rolfe to give evidence

The coronial inquest into the police shooting death of Warlpiri and Luritja teenager Kumanjayi Walker is set to recommence on 22 February to hear from the last two witnesses - form...

Giovanni Torre Feb 19, 2024
Partner sues prisons over Indigenous inmate's death

A woman is suing the NSW prison system and inmate healthcare service over the death in custody of her partner after a coroner found the emergency response to his asthma attack was...

Duncan Murray Feb 15, 2024
Inquest hears correctional officers refused to open cell door at request of nurse

Warning: this story contains the name and image of a person who has died, and disturbing details. The inquest into the death in custody of a 32-year-old Indigenous man has heard c...

Dechlan Brennan Feb 13, 2024
Family demands justice and answers over death of Mr George in Kowanyama police cell

Gwynette George has spoken out on the long, challenging months without answers after her younger brother's death in a Cape York police station cell. Known culturally as Mr George,...

Joseph Guenzler Feb 12, 2024
51-year-old Aboriginal man dies in custody in Western Australia

An Aboriginal man has died in custody in Western Australia.The 51-year-old was taken from Hakea Prison to Fiona Stanley Hospital on 1 February for treatment following a medical epi...

Giovanni Torre Feb 6, 2024
Inquest into death in custody of Josh Kerr begins

Warning: this story contains the name and image of a person who has died.The coronial inquest into the death of Josh Kerr began in Victoria's Coroners Court on Monday morning.Mr Ke...

Giovanni Torre Feb 5, 2024
Six years after Aboriginal man's "avoidable" death in custody, hanging points remain in prison

A coronial inquest heard on Thursday that vulnerable people are still being held in cells with hanging points in a New South Wales prison unit where an Aboriginal man took his life...

Giovanni Torre Feb 1, 2024
Aboriginal Legal Service urges Vic government to fully enact "Poccum's law" to save lives

Warning to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers: This story contains images and references to a deceased person. The Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service has marked the one...

Dechlan Brennan Jan 30, 2024
20 years after his death - the family of TJ Hickey fights on for justice

February 14, 2024 will mark the 20th anniversary of the death in custody of Thomas (TJ) Hickey, a 17- year-old Gamilaraay boy who was being chased by two police paddy wagons throug...

Giovanni Torre Jan 30, 2024
Legal groups demand greater transparency as data shows Indigenous deaths in custody on the rise

The following article contains the name of people who have died Legal groups have sounded the alarm over the latest figures showing annual Indigenous deaths in police custody have...

Dechlan Brennan Jan 30, 2024
Coroner refers Jai Wright’s death to DPP for potential criminal charges

NSW State Coroner Teresa O’Sullivan has suspended the inquest into the death of Dunghutti teenager Jai Kalani Wright, and has referred the matter to the Department of Public Prosec...

Giovanni Torre Jan 30, 2024
'Shameful': Indigenous deaths in police custody double

Indigenous deaths in police custody have doubled since 2007, with grieving families and legal advocates demanding change. The overall rate of deaths in police custody for Indige...

Esther Linder Jan 30, 2024
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