Court finds police detaining youth illegally

PETER LLOYD: The New South Wales Supreme Court has found hundreds of young people have been illegally held in custody. 

It’s been blamed on a glitch in a police database that wasn’t being updated with changes to bail conditions. 

Police say the problems have been fixed, but today’s judgement opens the door to compensation.

Tom Nightingale reports.


Photo L-R: Michelle Cohen, Ben Slade (Maurice Blackburn), Alexis Goodstone and Edward Santow leave court.

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