July 11, 2018

Successful Civil Claim against Police for Malicious Prosecution – DM

O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors are experts in assisting clients sue the police for false arrest, unlawful imprisonment and malicious prosecution. Read about one of our successful cases below.

DM was an elderly Aboriginal woman. Her case followed an incident involving her sister-in-law’s encounter with the wife of a police officer. The sister-in-law had made an allegation that the police officer’s wife had assaulted her. The officer’s wife was, however, acquitted of the charges.

A month later, a male police officer was questioning the client’s nephews. DM stepped in which resulted in the police officer leaving the situation. Following this even, our client received a court attendance notice which charged her with offensive behaviour. The officer also wrote a letter to the client’s employer outlining her behaviour. DM was acquitted of the charges, and commenced an action to sue the police for malicious prosecution. O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors represented DM in her civil claim against the police and successfully received a settlement.

If you have been the victim of unlawful police behaviour, contact O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors to speak about your matter. Call us on (02) 9261 4281 to book a free initial consultation.