The death of an Aboriginal woman in police custody in Broome has led to changes in local custodial procedures, a coronial inquest in Broome has heard.
Police at the Broome lock-up were too busy to carry out all required welfare checks, a coronial inquiry into the death of an Aboriginal woman has been told.
Two Broome policemen were found to have breached welfare check requirements on an Aboriginal woman who was arrested for street drinking and found dead in her cell hours later.
Police officer in charge did not check on arrested woman at any stage of her incarceration, says counsel assisting the coroner
Long-time campaigners say Western Australian measure is a ‘disappointing reductionist version’ of the custody notification service they were promised