Archive for the 'misfeasance in public office' Category

Sex-on-duty policeman jailed – The Independent

“A married policeman who had sex with a woman while he was on duty was jailed for 12 months today.”

Full story

The Independent, 15th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Sex-on-duty Greater Manchester police officer jailed – BBC News

“A former Greater Manchester Police constable who had sex with a vulnerable woman while on duty has been jailed.”

Full story

BBC News, 8th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Mark Kennedy case: News of sexual liaisons may result in civil actions – The Guardian

“News of undercover policeman Mark Kennedy’s sexual relationships with environmental activists has fuelled speculation about the possibility of civil lawsuits, as experts say there may be legal grounds for action.”

Full story

The Guardian, 13th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Northumbria Police face Stephen Mitchell damages claims – BBC News

“A police force which admitted failings over its recruitment of an officer who raped and assaulted vulnerable women is facing damages claims from his victims.”

Full story

BBC News, 28th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Regina v Belton – WLR Daily

Regina v Belton [2010] WLR (D) 283

“The offence of misconduct in public office was not restricted to office holders in receipt of remuneration.”

WLR Daily, 10th November 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Three Met officers may face charges over rape case – BBC News

“Three Metropolitan Police officers may face criminal charges over claims they altered an alleged rape victim’s statement so proceedings were dropped.”

Full story

BBC News, 10th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

No charges over death of Ian Tomlinson – Crown Prosecution Service

“Keir Starmer QC, the Director of Public Prosecutions, announced today that no charges will be brought in relation to the death of Ian Tomlinson at the ‘G20 protests’ in London on 1 April 2009.”

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 22nd July 2010

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Crown prosecutor who dropped assault case for £10,000 jailed – Daily Telegraph

“A corrupt Crown prosecutor who pocketed £10,000 to use his position to discontinue an assault case has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 14th July 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Policeman tricked teenagers into accepting cautions to meet his targets – Daily Telegraph

“A police constable who tricked teenagers into accepting official cautions to meet detection targets and boost his promotion prospects has been given a three-year jail term.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 8th July 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Support officer jailed for giving criminals information – BBC News

“A London community support officer has been jailed for 15 months for sending criminals police intelligence..”

Full story

BBC News, 7th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Prosecutor admits halting case for £20,000 bribe – The Independent

“A corrupt senior Crown prosecutor has admitted pocketing £20,000 to use his position to discontinue a criminal case, it can be reported today.”

Full story

The Independent, 29th June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Muuse v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Muuse v Secretary of State for the Home Department; [2010] EWCA Civ 453;; [2010] WLR (D) 108

“When considering an award of exemplary damages in respect of the oppressive, arbitrary or unconstitutional conduct of government officials where the conduct complained of was considered by the court to be outrageous, it was not necessary to show further that the outrageous conduct disclosed malice, fraud, insolence, cruelty or the like.”

WLR Daily, 28th April 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Policemen jailed for inflicting ‘deliberate cruelty’ – The Guardian

“PC and sergeant sentenced to 18 months’ jail after a judge said their treatment of suspect was ‘little short of torture.’ ”

Full story

The Guardian, 8th April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Corrupt ex-Met Pc jailed for drugs for information deal – BBC News

“A former police officer has been jailed for three years for passing secret information to his wife and her drug dealer, in return for drugs and money.”

Full story

BBC News, 12th March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Policeman faces jail over ‘dangerous conspiracy’ – The Independent

“An experienced but corrupt police officer faces jail today after being convicted of being at the centre of an ‘extremely dangerous conspiracy’. ”

Full story

The Independent, 12th March 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Government attempts to keep torture case secret – The Guardian

“The government will attempt today to have a case about torture heard entirely behind closed doors in a move that some lawyers say would extend secrecy to a new area of hearings, overriding ancient principles of English law.”

Full story

The Guardian, 8th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina v W – WLR Daily

Regina v W [2010] EWCA Crim 372; [2010] WLR (D) 61

“Where the crime of misconduct in a public office was committed in circumstances involving the acquisition of property by theft or fraud, particularly when the holder of a public office was alleged to have made improper claims for public funds in circumstances which were said to be criminal, proof that the defendant was dishonest was an essential ingredient of the offence.”

WLR Daily, 3rd March 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Met police officer cleared of racially abusing teenagers – The Guardian

“A Metropolitan police officer was found not guilty today of racially abusing two teenagers.”

Full story

The Guardian, 3rd November 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Former PC jailed for having sex on-duty – The Independent

“A former police officer who had sex with a pole dancer while on duty was jailed today for four years.”

Full story

The Independent, 23rd October 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Policewoman who worked as a prostitute is jailed – The Guardian

“A police constable who also worked as a prostitute was jailed for 15 months yesterday after pleading guilty to misconduct in a public office.”

Full story

The Guardian, 11th September 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Falsely jailed man gets £60,000 – The Indepedent

“A High Court judge has condemned the Home Office’s ‘unforgivable’ treatment of a Dutch national falsely imprisoned for 128 days, supposedly in a case of mistaken identity.”

Full story

The Independent, 18th July 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Sex on duty officer spared jail – BBC News

“A Metropolitan Police officer who had sex with a vulnerable woman while supposedly checking on her welfare has avoided going to jail.”

Full story

BBC News, 8th July 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Community service for ex-officer – BBC News

“A former Lancashire police officer who abused his police powers to uncover his wife’s affair has been sentenced to 150 hours’ community service.”

Full story

BBC News, 10th March 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Former detective who shielded drugs baron jailed for five years – The Guardian

“A corrupt ex-detective who helped a drugs baron evade police in return for cocaine and nights with prostitutes was jailed for five years yesterday.”

Full story

The Guardian, 4th December 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Hussain v Chief Constable of West Mercia Constabulary – Times Law Reports

Hussain v Chief Constable of West Mercia Constabulary

Court of Appeal

“Transient physical symptoms caused by anxiety or stress did not amount either to psychiatric or physical injury and were insufficient to constitute material damage, an essential ingredient of the tort of misfeasance in public office.”

The Times, 17th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Hussain v Chief Constable of West Mercia Constabulary – WLR Daily

Hussain v Chief Constable of West Mercia Constabulary [2008] EWCA Civ 1205; [2008] WLR (D) 342

Transient physical symptoms caused by stress or anxiety did not constitute either psychiatric or physical injury so as to amount to material damage for the purposes of the tort of misfeasance in public office.”

WLR Daily, 4th November 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Policeman ‘pestered prostitutes’ – BBC News

“A police sergeant who left a colleague answering a 999 call so he could visit prostitutes has been given a suspended eight-month jail sentence.”

Full story

BBC News, 11th July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Detective charged over credit card misuse – The Independent

“A second Metropolitan Police officer has been charged in connection with an investigation into the alleged misuse of corporate credit cards.”

Full story

The Independent, 9th May 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Society of Lloyd’s v Henderson and Others; Lowe and Others v Society of Lloyd’s; Society of Lloyd’s v Stockwell and Others – Times Law Reports

Lloyd’s not a public officer

Society of Lloyd’s v. Henderson and Others;  Lowe and Others v. Society of Lloyd’s;  Society of Lloyd’s v. Stockwell and Others

Court of Appeal

“The Society of Lloyd’s was not a public officer for the purposes of the tort of misfeasance in public office.”

The Times, 9th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free  on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication

MI5 and MI6 to be sued for first time over torture – The Guardian

“A British man who was held in Guantánamo Bay has begun a civil action against MI5 and MI6 over the tactics that they use to gather intelligence.”

Full story

The Guardian, 12th September 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Society of Lloyd’s v Henderson and others – WLR Daily

Society of Lloyd’s v Henderson and others; Lowe and others v Society of Lloyd’s; Society of Lloyd’s v Stockwell and others

“The Society of Lloyd’s was not a “public officer” for the purposes of the tort of misfeasance in public office.”

WLR Daily, 30th July 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.


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