Sunday Court Sittings Clear Perth Police Lockups On Weekends

Police are playing “babysitter” less often, with a first-year snapshot of Sunday court sessions revealing nearly 1500 people were cleared from jamming police lockups on weekends.

Attorney-General Michael Mischin has hailed Sunday court sittings a success by speeding up the justice process and freeing police officers to spend more time on the beat rather than minding offenders.

The analysis indicates the bulk of offenders before a Sunday magistrate are men aged over 30 on charges mostly involving stealing, burglary and disorderly offences as well as breaches of violence restraining and police orders.

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Source: www.adelaidenow.com.au


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