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Police officers who acted unlawfully and inflicted damage to face civil liability

Mohidin & Ors v Commissioner of the Police of the Metropolis [2016] EWHC 105 (QB)

Related Member(s):
Phillippa Kaufmann QC, Raj Desai
Related Practice Area(s):
Police Law, Public Law

Whether it was just and equitable for police officers to indemnify the commissioner under the Civil Liability (Contribution) Act 1978, ss 1 and 2 for damages and costs awarded, where the commissioner had been successfully sued for false imprisonment and abuse that two victims had sustained from the officers. Held: It was just and equitable for the officers, who had acted unlawfully and inflicted damage, to face civil liability.

Phillippa Kaufmann QC and Raj Desai were involved in this case.