NSW Police in Queanbeyan, Monaro area using controversial suspect list | Law

NSW Police in Queanbeyan, Monaro area using controversial suspect list

Dr Vicki Sentas speaks to The Canberra Times (5 November 2017) regarding her recent report into the  NSW Police's Suspect Targeting Management Plan (STMP).

"[It's a] crime prevention program that targets people, both adults and young people, who have committed offences in the past as well as people who may not have committed offence but police otherwise may think they might commit a crime," Ms Sentas said.

She went on to say, "They have stopped and searched people on the STMP without having a lawful basis." 

"For many young people on the STMP who predominantly don't commit violent offences ... [it] might generate more offences ... like swearing at police because of the frustration of being constantly under police attention."

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