Another death in custody, but are ‘paperless arrests’ to blame?

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A 59 year old Indigenous man died in custody last week, raising questions about paperless arrest powers in the Northern Territory. They were passed into the Police Administration Act at the end of last year, allowing police to detain people for up to four hours without a charge. The coroner is carrying out an investigation into the death in custody.

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