Facts: Victim falls from motorbike in police pursuit and is then assaulted
The police in an unmarked police car were pursuing DD. The Plaintiff fell off his motorcycle, stood up and placed both his hands in the air surrendering to police.
In arresting DD, police tackled him to the ground, punched him in the upper and lower body, as well as kneeing him multiple times. This caused DD immediate pain.
Outcome: we sue police for assault and battery
O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors subsequently commenced civil action against the NSW Police Force and DD received compensation prior to the matter running to a trial for assault and battery.