NSW prison officers go on strike over possible murder charge for colleague who allegedly shot prisoner

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Officers furious that initial manslaughter charge may be upgraded more than three years after shooting

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Prison officers in NSW have gone on strike in protest against the upgrading of a charge against one of their colleagues, who allegedly shot a man as he tried to escape custody near Lismore base hospital in March 2019.

The officer was first charged with manslaughter in February 2021, and pleaded not guilty in February this year.

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