About this project
Government accountability is a core public interest issue for PIAC. The exercise of police power has been a focus of our work, particularly in relation to vulnerable people such as children, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.
PIAC holds police accountable, including through litigation, to challenge inappropriate, unlawful or unjust treatment. Supported by an innovative pro bono partnership with Allens, PIAC represents clients in claims of false imprisonment, assault, battery, malicious prosecution and trespass against the NSW Police Force arising from:
- unlawful arrests including unlawful arrest for breach of bail;
- unlawful stop and searches, including strip searches;
- unlawful entry by police onto property for bail compliance checks;
- unlawful searches or home visits under Suspect Target Management Plans.