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SA police warned on using search powers

AAP logoAAP 20/09/2016

South Australian police sometimes overstep the mark in moving to search suspects, a new report has found.

Acting Police Ombudsman Michael Grant has outlined three examples of police misusing search powers in his latest report to parliament and has warned the powers must be kept in check.

"If such powers are not carefully monitored, the danger is that the erosion of civil liberty will gradually occur over a period of time," he said.

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