Corrective Services NSW - allegations concerning officers dishonestly exercising official functions in relation to assault of prisoner (Operation Estry)

Year: 2018 Status: Current

The ICAC is investigating allegations that, on or about 19 February 2014, CSNSW officers based at Lithgow Correctional Centre dishonestly exercised their official functions in relation to an assault of a prisoner including by: subjecting the prisoner to the use of force which was unwarranted and inappropriate in the circumstances; colluding to provide a false and misleading account of the reasons for attending the cell occupied by the prisoner and subjecting him to the use of force; submitting, reviewing and approving a “use of force package” (including incident reports) that contained false and misleading information about the reasons for attending the cell occupied by the prisoner and subjecting him to the use of force; failing to record the use of force via video camera, as required by CSNSW policy and procedures; and destroying, or not maintaining, CCTV footage of the area immediately outside the cell occupied by the prisoner.

The Commission is also investigating whether, on 20 February 2014, CSNSW officers at Lithgow Correctional Centre dishonestly exercised their official functions by falsely representing that 0.2 grams of buprenorphine was recovered from the prisoner’s personal belongings during the search of the cell occupied by the prisoner.

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Witness Transcripts

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Filename Date pp. Time
00989-01041 from 2.00pm to 4.31pm.pdf 05/06/18 00989-01041 2.00pm to 4.31pm
00940-00988 from 10.00am to 1.02pm.pdf 05/06/18 00940-00988 10.00am to 1.02pm
00897-00939 from 2.00pm to 4.04pm.pdf 04/06/18 00897-00939 2.00pm to 4.04pm
00852-00896 from 10.20am to 1.02pm.pdf 04/06/18 00852-00896 10.20am to 1.02pm
00814-00851 from 2.00pm to 4.05pm.pdf 31/05/18 00814-00851 2.00pm to 4.05pm
00760-00813 from 10.00am to 12.58pm.pdf 31/05/18 00760-00813 10.00am to 12.58pm
00729-00759 from 2.00pm to 3.32pm.pdf 30/05/18 00729-00759 2.00pm to 3.32pm
00684-00728 from 10.15am to 1.03pm.pdf 30/05/18 00684-00728 10.15am to 1.03pm
00632-00683 from 2.00pm to 4.21pm.pdf 29/05/18 00632-00683 2.00pm to 4.21pm
00576-00631 from 10.15am to 1.04pm.pdf 29/05/18 00576-00631 10.15am to 1.04pm
00524-00575 from 2.00pm to 4.10pm.pdf 28/05/18 00524-00575 2.00pm to 4.10pm
00474-00523 from 10.15am to 12.57pm.pdf 28/05/18 00474-00523 10.15am to 12.57pm
00433-00473 from 2.00pm to 3.36pm.pdf 25/05/18 00433-00473 2.00pm to 3.36pm
00387-00432 from 10.30am to 1.08pm.pdf 25/05/18 00387-00432 10.30am to 1.08pm
00342-00386 from 2.00pm to 4.05pm.pdf 24/05/18 00342-00386 2.00pm to 4.05pm
00303-00341 from 10.15am to 12.54pm.pdf 24/05/18 00303-00341 10.15am to 12.54pm
00251-00302 from 2.00pm to 4.09pm.pdf 23/05/18 00251-00302 2.00pm to 4.09pm
00190-00250 from 10.00am to 1.03pm.pdf 23/05/18 00190-00250 10.00am to 1.03pm
00142-00189 from 2.00pm to 4.01pm.pdf 22/05/18 00142-00189 2.00pm to 4.01pm
00090-00141 from 10.00am to 12.58pm.pdf 22/05/18 00090-00141 10.00am to 12.58pm
00058-00089 from 2.00pm to 3.33pm.pdf 21/05/18 00058-00089 2.00pm to 3.33pm
00001-00057 from 10.00am to 1.00pm.pdf 21/05/18 00001-00057 10.00am to 1.00pm
Estry Exhibit List (PDF)
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