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Parliamentary Questions


Question Without Notice No. 1221 asked in the Legislative Council on 23 November 2022 by Hon Sophia Moermond

Parliament: 41 Session: 1

POLICE — EXCESSIVE FORCE ALLEGATIONS

1221. Hon SOPHIA MOERMOND to the minister representing the Minister for Police:

In 2020 it was revealed that the use of excessive force by Western Australia Police Force to de-escalate situations had risen by a staggering 54 per cent and that there had been 180 investigations of excessive force by officers resulting in 88 of them being penalised.

(1) How many investigations of excessive force by WA Police were there in 2021 and to this date in 2022?

(2) How many officers were penalised for excessive force in 2021 and to date in 2022?

(3) How many officers were suspended or dismissed in 2021 and to date in 2022 due to use of excessive force?

Hon DARREN WEST replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. On behalf of the minister representing the Minister for Police I provide the following answer. The following information has been provided by the Minister for Police.

To enable an answer to be requested of police, I ask that the honourable member provide the source for the claimed statistics in the statement preceding the questions.