Three NSW police officers who harassed and intimidated a bikie's solicitor have been found guilty of serious misconduct.
The solicitor, from a northern NSW town, was representing a known outlaw motorcycle gang member on animal cruelty charges in July 2019.
Over two days, he and his partner were harassed on the orders of a Strike Force Raptor sergeant, who was annoyed a request to present evidence in the case over an audiovisual link was denied.
The sergeant told the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission he had instructed officers to target the solicitor in a briefing the day before the matter was due in court.
"Let him know that the whole of Raptor's up here. He wanted Raptor. The whole of Raptor's up here," he says that he said.
The sergeant told the LECC he thought it was arrogant of the solicitor to deny the request because he knew one of the officers giving evidence had a back injury, and would then be forced to travel.
The next day two officers from the squad, which targets bikies and organised crime, camped outside the solicitor's house.
They pulled him over minutes after he left his driveway, claiming he had not indicated for five seconds when doing so.
Soon after, on his way home, the solicitor was pulled over again.
His car was inspected and deemed defective, and he was forced to walk home in his socks and thongs.
Over the next two days, the officers parked outside the solicitor's office and stared at him, issued an infringement for his bike, and attempted to confront him outside court, he says.
The solicitor said the officers' conduct left him embarrassed and shaken up.
The LECC found the officers had harassed the solicitor on the sergeant's say-so, and that they'd all engaged in serious misconduct.
The police commissioner will now considering demoting them, or stripping them of pay or rank.
Another LECC investigation released on Friday found another senior constable had used excessive force in striking and restraining a woman by forcibly placing his hand around her throat during an arrest.
That officer should be reprimanded, the LECC said.