Death and serious injury

A death and serious injury matter refers to circumstances where a person has died or sustained a serious injury during or after contact with the police.

But if the circumstances are, or have previously been, the subject of a public complaint or considered a conduct matter, this isn’t classified as a death and serious injury matter.

A serious injury includes:

  • a fracture;
  • a deep cut;
  • a deep laceration;
  • an injury that damages an internal organ; or
  • an injury that impairs any bodily function.
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