Disability and Police Complaints: Your Rights and Remedies

People with disability often encounter multiple barriers when interacting with police, either as victims of crime, witnesses or when in custody.

Hosted by Your Story Disability Legal Support and Legal Aid NSW’s Human Rights Team, this webinar is designed to help participants identify the issues and the remedies available to address different forms of police misconduct.

The presenters will cover key areas of concern, such as disability discrimination, excessive use of force and how to engage with the police complaints system.

They will also offer tips on dealing with police and talk about how to share stories about police responses with the Disability Royal Commission, and the free supports available.

There will be time for questions and discussion at the end of the webinar.

This free online event will be hosted on Zoom and livestreamed to Your Story’s Facebook page.

It will include Auslan interpreters and live captions. Please let us know of any additional accessibility requirements and your questions for the presenters when you register.

Date and time: Friday 28 October from 12.00pm to 1.30pm AEDT

Location: Online, please register to receive links and instructions for joining

Cost: Free to attend

Register: Visit the Eventbrite page to register

Meet the presenters

Anthony Levin

Anthony is the Manager and Senior Solicitor in the Human Rights Team at Legal Aid NSW, where he has worked on and off for 16 years. He has been a member of the Law Society Human Rights Committee for five years.

Anthony has special expertise in intentional torts, anti-discrimination law and prison health issues. He has represented people with disability in both state and federal jurisdictions and published widely on legal and human rights issues, including in the Law Society Journal, the Judicial Officers’ Bulletin and as co-author of the chapter on ‘Prisoners’ in The Law Handbook (2019). Outside of Legal Aid, Anthony managed a refugee resettlement program in the UK.

Skye Webb

Skye is a lawyer in the Legal Aid NSW Human Rights Team with a particular interest in claims against the NSW Police Force and Corrective Services NSW. Before joining Legal Aid NSW in 2019, Skye worked in the government law team at Henry Davis York and Norton Rose Fulbright Australia. Her practice involved defending negligence and intentional tort actions brought against government departments.

Will de Waal

Will is a lawyer at Your Story Disability Legal Support. Before joining Your Story in early 2020, Will worked in a number of Legal Aid NSW specialist teams, providing legal advice and assistance to people across NSW, in particular people with disability, prisoners, and employees.