Royal Commission report says police response to people with disability is ‘deeply inadequate’

The report said that police awareness of disability was an issue, where police could not identify nor did they understand the impacts of disability, adding that police rarely provided people with disabilities with a support person.

It is not just alleged offenders with disabilities who are impacted, but also witnesses or victims of those with disabilities.

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Topics:
Legal, Corrections, Justice System

Author:
Isabel Bird

Source:
Bega District News

Date published:
Wed 20th Oct, 2021