Despite evidence to the contrary, the NSW police commissioner has backed up the much-maligned strip-search program.
Flying back from Los Angeles landed me at my first strip search, one of the most terrifying and dehumanising ordeals of my life.
Despite the police struggling to understand the law (and the effect it can have), strip-searches have increased twenty times over the last decade.
Anti-drug dogs platform Sniff Off has published an image depicting a police strip search of a minor. Clearly, this is a step too far.
An inquiry into the NSW police’s strip search program has discovered that the threat of public humiliation is commonplace, and is used to garner compliance.
The NSW police’s strip search crusade is not only breaking their own protocols, but they’re also breaking the law.
The NSW’s singular push is to eliminate drug possession. However, the damage they’ve done strip searching the innocent should be the point raised.