NSW police took ‘adversarial’ approach to special inquiry, counsel assisting says in final address

New South Wales police might have missed an opportunity to improve its relationship with the LGBTQ+ community as a result of a “defensive” and “adversarial” approach to an 18-month inquiry into possible gay hate-related deaths, the senior counsel assisting the commission said.

“From the perspective of the special commission, the attitude of the NSW police force has sometimes appeared overly defensive, even adversarial,” Peter Gray SC said in his final address.

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