MANLEY V COMMISSIONER OF POLICE FOR THE METROPOLIS  EWCA Civ 879 The Claimant alleged assault, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution against the police. The police had arrested him in the early hours of Xmas morning, thinking erroneously that he was the driver of a car that had been speeding. He was struck on the head with a police baton, restrained on the ground and sprayed in the face with CS gas, when there was no need. He was then taken to the police station. The police officers alleged that the Claimant had threatened to kill them and generally resisted arrest. He was charged with dangerous driving and two threats to kill, and acquitted at trial. Full report here.
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