April 9, 2015

JW v NSW: False imprisonment claim against police

Key Words: Assault; Battery; Unlawful Arrest; False Imprisonment; Malicious Prosecution

Facts: JW was at Bankstown Railway Station. He was grabbed around the throat, brought to the ground and sprayed with Capsicum Spray. He spent four hours in custody.

Result: JW lodged a claim in Assault, Battery, False Imprisonment and Malicious Prosecution. The case successfully settled.