Acquittal court costs spike

Updated April 18 2018 - 10:04pm, first published December 3 2011 - 2:00pm

ACT POLICING says new rules are forcing it to pay more money to people acquitted of crimes, with the costs awarded against the territory in criminal cases increasing by about 50per cent in the last financial year.

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