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
(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?
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.