February 15, 2018

Client sues police after they injure him: RJ v Police

Client charged with failing to leave licensed premises

RJ was a member of the Australian Defence Force (ADF). During his free time, he and some friends went to a bar in Sydney. After failing to comply with Police instructions to exit the bar, RJ was charged with failing to leave licensed premises.

Assaulted at police station

At the police station, RJ was placed in the dock area. While sitting there, he was grabbed by the neck and assaulted by police. In the process of defending himself, several other police joined in and significantly injured his shoulder. As a result of the injuries sustained, RJ was unable to go on tour to Afghanistan and lost a substantial amount of earnings.

RJ sues police for assault, false arrest and unlawful imprisonment

RJ approached O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors to help him explore any options of recourse he might have against the Police. We helped RJ successfully sue the NSW police for assault, false arrest and unlawful imprisonment. The matter was settled outside of court with an outcome in favour of RJ.

This is just one of many successful outcomes where O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors have represented clients in false arrest and unlawful imprisonment cases. If you have intend to make a claim against an authority call us on (02) 9261 4281 to book a free initial consultation.