Civil Action Against Queensland Police for Unlawful Conduct

Wade* and his family were having dinner at a restaurant in Surfers Paradise, Queensland when things took a turn for the worse. The Police approached Wade and a minor disagreement ensued. When Wade asked for an officer’s badge number, he was verbally abused, searched, and physically assaulted. This happened in front of other diners and caused Wade embarrassment and distress.

Despite being innocent, Wade was arrested and spent several hours in custody before being charged with Public Nuisance and Assaulting a Police Officer. The next day, the charges were withdrawn and dismissed in court.

The laws covering QLD police powers to search are in the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 (QLD)

Seeking Justice

O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors acted for Wade in a claim against the Police for their unlawful conduct.

This claim was for unlawful assault and battery, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution.

The matter settled prior to trial, at a Court-ordered mediation. Our client was awarded a significant amount of compensation.

Protecting Your Rights with Experienced Lawyers

We have helped many people in situations similar to Wade’s. If you think you have been the victim of police misconduct or wrongful arrest, contact us today.

We offer legal services to clients all across Australia. Our team of experienced lawyers are well-versed in the legal systems of each state and territory, meaning we can provide our clients with quality legal representation no matter where they are located.

Call us on 02 9261 4281 or email us at .

*Names have been caned for client confidentiality


O’Brien Criminal & Civil Solicitors
p: 02 9261 4281
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Sydney NSW 2000

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