Crown prosecutor Victoria Garrity said: “There is heightened risk that he may leave the jurisdiction and he will not appear before the court.”
“It’s been known to happen but it’s rare.”
The magistrate agreed to impose the bail conditions and committed Senior Constable White’s next mention hearing on February 7, in which he is not required to appear.
“I don’t think it’s appropriate he surrender his passport … it’s about as useful as good behaviour,” Clisdell said.
Ms Nowland’s family members released an official statement via their lawyer, Sam Tierney, after Wednesday’s proceedings.
“The Nowland family were present at court today when the NSW DPP advised the court that NSW Police have now laid a charge of manslaughter/unlawful killing against Mr White in relation to his tasering of Clare,” said in the statement.
“The family does not wish to comment further on the criminal process at this time given the extremely serious nature of the charge against Mr White, who continues to be a sworn NSW police officer.”
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