NT police failed to act after suicide attempts in caged vehicles, coroner finds

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Internal report recommended CCTV cameras be installed in caged vehicles following death in custody

Northern Territory police failed to act on a string of self-harm and suicide attempts in caged police vehicles before the death of a vulnerable 23-year-old man last year, a coroner has found.

NT coroner Greg Cavanagh has criticised police for failing to act on an internal report recommending CCTV cameras be installed in caged vehicles in 2013, following an earlier death in custody.

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