NSW Minister for Police Michael Daley will be asked to explain police behaviour on Sleaze night.
Greens MLC and spokeswoman for police matters Sylvia Hale has requested a meeting with Daley to discuss claims police used undue force, confiscated tickets and removed their police badges while working on Sleaze Ball night.
Hale has also tabled formal questions for Daley, however, in the course of parliamentary procedure, these could take up to 35 days to process.
“Any person who was subject to excessive force from police at Sleaze Ball that resulted in injury or public humiliation should seek legal advice,” Hale advised.
She urged Daley to discipline officers who were not wearing badges on the night, and to evaluate the effectiveness of the measures.
“These canine snoops managed to turn up only 17 offences amongst thousands of partygoers. By taking such a heavy-handed approach, police wrecked the party for the many,” she said.
“Certain communities are being particularly targeted by police and sniffer dogs. They seem to prefer targeting GLBTI people, Newtown train station commuters and reggae gigs but have been reluctant to pursue cocaine-snorting stockbrockers at Ivy or in Double Bay.
“Police who ignore the law, and do not know how to use their powers responsibly should not be in the police force. We should not be employing thuggish people on power trips. Police need to remember they are public servants.”

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