Publisher:Legal Action Group
Series:Actions against the police
Police Misconduct: legal remedies
Description: Police Misconduct: legal remedies
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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.
Contents include:
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
Malicious prosecution and misuse of power
Land and property
Protest and freedom of speech
Discrimination and vulnerable groups
Prosecutorial decisions
Bringing a claim against the police
Issue of proceedings to exchange of witness statements
The 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.

About the author

Description: Stephen Cragg KC - author
Stephen Cragg KC is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers.
Description: Samuel Jacobs
Samuel Jacobs is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers.