Nominal damages only for technically unlawful arrest and detention – UK Police Law blog

Posted December 14th, 2018 in damages, detention, news, police, wrongful arrest by tracey

‘The latest decision of the Court of Appeal in Parker v Chief Constable of Essex Police [2018] EWCA Civ 2788 is important for all police lawyers. The facts are quite detailed but, essentially, where the police perform an unlawful arrest (which would result in unlawful detention), the arrested person will receive only nominal damages where they could and would have been lawfully arrested had the correct procedures been followed.’

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UK Police Law blog, 13th December 2018