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High Court quashes IOPC decision that police officer has no case to answer for misconduct

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In September 2021, Errol Dixon, a 71-year old Black man suffering from mild dementia, was stopped in his car by police officers in South East London.  During the stop, one of the police officers grabbed Mr Dixon around the neck and punched him in the face causing him serious injury.

An IOPC independent investigation concluded that the officer had no case to answer for gross misconduct or misconduct. In February 2023, Mr Dixon applied to the High Court for permission for judicial review to challenge the outcome of the IOPC investigation.

By Order dated 30 June 2023, the Administrative Court quashed the IOPC decision and the case will be reconsidered by the IOPC.

Raj Desai instructed by Sophie Naftalin and Christina Bodenes of Bhatt Murphy acts for Mr Dixon.

Bhatt Murphy press release here.

Press coverage here