Police Assault – Not Guilty
We represented a young man charged with assaulting a police officer in the execution of his duty.
It was immediately obvious to us that the police officer had been well outside of his lawful powers when detaining our client in the street and holding him in the police car prior to arresting him. Our client was advised to plead not guilty on this basis and the case was listed for a trial. The court ordered written legal arguments before the trial and the CPS discontinued the case on receipt of our legal argument pointing out that it was the police officer who had acted unlawfully, not our client.