McDonnell v The Commissioner of Police for The Metropolis and Another: CA 14 May 2015

The claim for damages by a suspected drug dealer for assault arising from the use of excessive force during his arrest failed only on its facts.

Lord Justice Bean
[2015] EWCA Civ 565, [2015] EWCA Civ 573
Bailii, Bailii
England and Wales
Cited by:
CitedRobinson v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police SC 8-Feb-2018
Limits to Police Exemption from Liability
The claimant, an elderly lady was bowled over and injured when police were chasing a suspect through the streets. As they arrested him they fell over on top of her. She appealed against refusal of her claim in negligence.
Held: Her appeal . .

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Police, Torts – Other

Updated: 17 November 2021; Ref: scu.548002