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nik dimopoulos victoria police gay bookstore hares and hyenas

Nik Dimopoulos, the Victorian man wrongly arrested and seriously injured in a bungled police raid at queer bookstore Hares and Hyenas, has sued for compensation. Last May, the events promoter was asleep in an apartment at the bookstore in Fitzroy when he heard intruders’ voices. Unknown to Dimopoulos, the intruders were Victoria Police’s Critical Incident …

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Warning: This article includes the names of Indigenous Australians who have died. Indigenous journalist Narelda Jacobs has warned Australians not to “bury our heads in the sand” about Aboriginal deaths in custody as Black Lives Matter protests sweep the world. Tens of thousands flooded the streets of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane last weekend to …

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After last week’s arrest of the alleged killer of gay man Scott Johnson, police have appealed for new information in other unsolved suspected “gay hate” cases from the same era. From the late 1970s through to the early 1990s, more than 80 gay men disappeared or were murdered in NSW, many at coastal parks in …

victoria police dean laidley photo leak

LGBTIQ advocates have called for more training for Victoria Police officers after the leaking of photos of former AFL player and coach Dean Laidley while in police custody. Laidley was arrested on Saturday night in St Kilda and faces charges including those related to stalking. At the weekend two photos, a mugshot and a photo …

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The partner of Constable Glen Humphris, one of the four Victoria Police officers killed in a truck crash, has paid tribute to his soulmate’s infectious smile and pride in his job. Humphris, Senior Constable Lynette Taylor, Senior Constable Kevin King and Constable Josh Prestney were tragically killed in the horrific crash on the Eastern Freeway …

nik dimopoulos victoria police gay bookstore hares and hyenas

Victoria’s anti-corruption watchdog has cleared police of using excessive force in a botched raid on a gay bookstore that left an innocent man seriously injured. In May last year, events promoter Nik Dimopoulos was asleep in an apartment above Fitzroy queer bookstore Hares and Hyenas when he heard voices of intruders. Unknown to Dimopoulos, the …

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The Australian Federal Police have published a video of LGBTIQ staff reading homophobic abuse received ahead of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. “Every year, the AFP marches in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras,” the AFP wrote on Facebook this week. “We march in support of our colleagues, family and friends [and] in …

gay sex video cop

A Gold Coast police officer, currently under investigation for leaking a gay sex video, has been promoted. The senior constable copied the CCTV footage while working at the Southport watch-house. Surveillance cam gay sex video The footage showed a sexual encounter between two men in the watch-house. The police officer shared the copied footage with …

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Four gay police officers have won a discrimination lawsuit against the NSW Police Force after claiming they were unfairly targeted for a drug investigation because of their sexuality. The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) ruled Christopher Sheehy, Christian McDonald (pictured above, left), Steven Rapisarda, and Shane Housego were “were presumed to be engaged in …

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A British gay couple arrested after an online vigilante “paedophile hunters” group wrongly accused them say they’ve been “traumatised” by the false allegations. The couple, known only as Jordan and Ben, live south of London. The pair have spoken out after online vigilante group Yorkshire Child Protectors mistakenly targeted them. The bungled sting occurred when …

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