West Midlands Police to pay £11,000 in damages to 15 year old victim assaulted by a police dog

18.01.16 | |

On 15th January 2016 Quincy Whitaker won a 5 day trial at Birmingham County Court. West Midlands Police are to pay £11,000 damages to a 15 year old girl after Judge Recorder Davies found the police liable in assault for injuries caused by a police dog which was set loose on her in order to detain and arrest her. Recorder Davies held that it was an unreasonable use of force and she did not attempt to run away from the officer involved. The damages were made up of £7,000 for the assault and £4,000 in respect of her false imprisonment which the police had previously settled.

 

Quincy Whitaker was instructed by Fiona Ide at Russell & Co.

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