NSW Police face action in the NSW Supreme Court on Wednesday, 24 August 2011. The police are being sued by PIAC and law firm Maurice Blackburn on behalf of hundreds of young people unlawfully detained on the basis of wrong bail information.
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|What||Class action: Musa Konneh v State of NSW|
|When||Wednesday, 24 August 2011
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre
(PIAC) and law firm Maurice Blackburn are running a class action in the NSW
Supreme Court on behalf of hundreds of young people falsely imprisoned by NSW
police because of out-of-date bail information.
Maurice Blackburn believe over 200 children and young people have been falsely imprisoned
in NSW because of a long-standing problem with the NSW police computer system.
On Wednesday, 24 August 2011, the
NSW Supreme Court will consider a motion that goes to the heart of this matter.
Can the NSW Police rely on bail information, which according to the plaintiff, senior officers knew to be unreliable and inaccurate?
contacts: Dominic O’Grady at the Public
Interest Advocacy Centre
Amanda Tattam at Maurice Blackburn T 0413 997 467