February 4, 2019

DJA v State of NSW (NSW Police)

Facts:

DJA, the Plaintiff, was employed at an inner city venue. While trying to eject a patron, DJA was grabbed, battered and arrested by an undercover police officer. DJA was informed that he was under arrest. He questioned why and the Officer responded “for resisting arrest”.DJA was then pushed with substantial force into a street light and forcibly restrained on the ground. DJA’s arrest was witnessed by a large number of patrons and also DJA’s employer. This caused JD to experience significant amount of embarrassment.

Outcome:

O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors acted for DJA in an action against the police for wrongful arrest, amounting to false imprisonment, assault and battery. The matter was settled after being filed in the District Court. DJA was compensated well.

 

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