Commission tables report into the WA Police Force's reporting of use of force incidents

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17 June 2021

The Corruption and Crime Commission has tabled its Final review of the WA Police Force response to an incident in the lock up of a country town in State Parliament today.

The report follows concerns originally raised by the Commission in 2018 relating to the WA Police Force’s use of force policy, which it considered ambiguous and open to interpretation.

Earlier this year, the WA Police Force advised there had been a change to the use of force policy. Police officers must now report use of force if bodily injury is identified by an officer or identified or claimed by a person involved in an incident, regardless of whether medical care is received or declined by them.

The Commission considers the recommendation complete and recognises the true test of the changes will be in how the change in policy is applied by police officers.

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Final review of the WA Police Force response to an incident in the lock up of a country town

Previous reports

Further review of the WA Police Force response to an incident in the lock-up of a country town - 9 April 2020

Review of Police Response to an Incident in a Country Town where Excessive Force was used and an Arrested Person’s Details not Recorded - 21 March 2018

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