Jul 222015
 July 22, 2015  Posted by  Court, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Jared Owens reports:

The NSW Court of Criminal ­Appeal has unanimously overturned a controversial ­decision that confined police use of surveillance devices to prosecuting the most serious offences, such as murder, terrorism and ­organised crime.

The judgment, handed down early this month, clears the way for listening devices to be used to obtain admissions from suspects for any indictable offence, even if they have asserted their right to silence.

Read more on The Australian.

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