GJ v State of NSW (NSW Police)

Facts: Search and arrest with no reasonable suspicion

GJ was a passenger in a vehicle with his friends, which was stopped by police. The police searched him, and nothing was found in his possession. He was then informed that he was under arrest, and was summarily placed in the back of the police officers’ vehicle. The police were aware they did not have any evidence to commence proceedings against GJ.

Outcome:  Sue police for unlawful arrest and detention, false arrest

GJ brought an action against the police, claiming damages and compensation for assault, battery and false imprisonment. The matter was successfully settled without the Plaintiff having to even attend court.

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