Success Story 1
Civil liberties solicitor, Eva Roszykiewicz, recently acted for a client who attended the police station for a voluntary interview only to be placed under arrest. She was detained at the police station for approximately four hours. Eva sent a Letter of Claim to the Metropolitan Police Service arguing that our client’s arrest and detention was unlawful, and drawing attention to a number of breaches of police codes of conduct (Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984) by the officers involved. The police settled our client’s claim for £3,000.
Success Story 2
Eva Roszykiewicz recently acted for a client who was stopped and searched unlawfully by an officer of the Metropolitan Police Service. The officer in question conducted the search without providing any information to our client about why he was being searched, in breach of police law and codes of conduct. Following the search, the officer arrested our client on a warrant which had already been executed the previous month. The police agreed to settle his claim for £8,000 for the unlawful search and detention.
Success Story 1
Eva Roszykiewicz acted for a client who was arrested on a warrant backed for bail after failing to attend court. Someone arrested on a warrant backed for bail should be arrested, given a new date to attend court, and then released. Instead, our client was arrested by police officers and taken to Bromley Police Station where she was given a new court date and then driven back home by the officers. She was detained for approximately one hour and was not placed in handcuffs at any time. Eva sent a Letter of Claim to the Metropolitan Police Service on behalf of our client. The police initially argued that they were entitled to take her to the police station in order to give her a new date. They eventually backed down and agreed to pay her £1,500 in compensation.
If you or anyone you know is arrested and you are concerned that the circumstances of the arrest were unlawful, please contact our specialist actions against the police team to see whether we can assist you with a claim against the police.