Royal Commission report says police response to people with disability is 'deeply inadequate'

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By Isabel Bird
October 19 2021 - 9:00pm
A Royal Commission Research Report finds that the police response to people with disability is 'deeply inadequate'. Examples of people with disability being arrested for poverty crimes were raised in the research.

A person with a disability was charged for stealing a Freddo Frog, while many more have been charged with sleeping rough and stealing food, according to a Royal Commission research report which finds the response of police to people with disabilities "deeply inadequate".

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