Publisher:Legal Action Group
Series:Actions against the police
Police Misconduct is a comprehensive yet highly practical guide for practitioners and advisers covering the two major routes to remedying police misconduct: police complaints and civil actions in the courts.
The new (2020) police complaints and disciplinary procedures are dealt with in depth in three new chapters. The book equips the reader with the essentials for advising on the full range of procedures, strategies and tactics available and provides thorough procedural advice and step-by-step guidance from pre-issue considerations through to jury trial and appeal.
There is detailed guidance on the most common torts – false imprisonment, assault and battery, malicious prosecution and misfeasance and clear analysis of developing causes of actions against the police such as negligence, privacy, discrimination and claims under the Human Rights Act 1998, Equality Act 2010 and the Data Protection Act 2018.
•The constitution and organisation of the police
•Police complaints: overview, structure, initial stages, investigation and outcomes
•Police disciplinary system
•False imprisonment and deprivation of liberty
•Personal injury, trespass to the person, and failure to protect from harm
•Abuse of power
•Wrongful interference with land and goods
•Protest and freedom of speech
•The police, information rights and data protection
•Discrimination claims against the police
•Prosecution decisions involving the police
•Bringing a claim against the police: pre-issue considerations
•Bringing the action: from issue of proceedings to exchange of witness statements
•Trial and appeals
Stephen Cragg QC and Sam Jacobs have brought together a distinguished team of contributors from Doughty Street Chambers and Bhatt Murphy who are at the cutting edge of legal developments in this area, appearing in many landmark higher court and European cases and regularly involved in the most complex complaints cases, civil compensation claims, judicial review challenges and appeals.