January 7, 2019

MD v State of NSW: Claim for Misfeasance in Public Office against Police Officer and Malicious Prosecution

Malicious Prosecution; Misfeasance in Public Office; Behave in an offensive manner in/near a public place/school, Section 4(1) Summary Offences Act 1988 (NSW); Future Court Attendance Notice; Letter to Employer.


MD’s sister-in-law had a disagreement with the wife of a police officer. MD saw the police officer harassing her nephews and approaching her nephew’s face. MD was told she would receive a court attendance notice for offensive behaviour. This she received in the mail. The police officer also sent a letter to MD’s employer falsely claimed she was behaving offensively in public.


O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors represented MD in a claim against the police for misfeasance in public office and malicious prosecution. The police settled with MD.

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