Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2009] All ER (D) 13 (Jul)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court (London)

Keith Lindblom QC sitting as a deputy judge of the High Court (judgment delivered extempore)

Representation Martin Westgate (instructed by Matthew Gold and Co) for the claimant.
  Matthew Holdcroft (instructed by Independent Police Complaints Commission) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 1 July 2009


Police - Complaint against police - Investigation - Claimant having history of depression and suicidal feelings - Claimant arrested for suspected criminal damage - Claimant detained for interview - Claimant released without charge - Claimant lodging complaint with Independent Police Complaints Commission - Commission holding no case to answer - Whether IPCC erring.

The Case

Police Complaint against police. Queens Bench Division, Administrative Court (London): An application by the claimant for judicial review on the basis that the Independent Police Complaints Commission had erred in law was dismissed on the basis that it had considered the appeal in its substance and on the balance of probabilities rejected the claimant's complaint. That was the correct approach and there had been no error of law.

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