Home Raids (521/17)

Request

  • Please state the number of home raids that your force carried out in error in the following calendar years:
  1. 2011
  2. 2012
  • 2013
  1. 2014
  2. 2015
  3. 2016
  • Please break the number of home raids carried out in error by
  1. The number carried out at the wrong address.
  2. The number carried out on the basis of incorrect information or intelligence.

Please provide information for the following calendar years:

  1. 2011
  2. 2012
  • 2013
  1. 2014
  2. 2015
  3. 2016
  • Please state the number of persons that received compensation and damages payments by your force as a result of home raids carried out in error.

Please provide information for the following calendar years:

  1. 2011
  2. 2012
  • 2013
  1. 2014
  2. 2015
  3. 2016
  • Please state the total amount of compensation paid out by your force as a result of home raids carried out in error.

Please provide information for the following calendar years:

  1. 2011
  2. 2012
  • 2013
  1. 2014
  2. 2015
  3. 2016

By the term ‘raids’ I’m referring to ‘entry, search and seizure’ of homes.

Response

Our data are not organised in such a way as to allow us to provide this information.  If the value of a claim is less than £2,000.00 we would not be able to locate and retrieve this information within the 18 hours.

Please note that researching each individual case would exceed the appropriate limit (FOIA, s.12 (1)).

Therefore, the cost of compliance with your request is above the amount to which we are legally required to respond, i.e. the cost of locating and retrieving the information would exceed the appropriate costs limit under section 12 of the Freedom of information Act 2000. For West Midlands Police, the appropriate limit is set at £450, as prescribed by the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004, S.I. 3244.

A public authority which, in relation to any request for information, is relying on a claim that section 12 or section 14 applies must, within the time for complying with Section 1(1), give the applicant a notice stating that fact. In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter acts as a refusal notice.

Although excess cost removes the force’s obligations under the Freedom of Information Act, as a gesture of goodwill I have supplied information, relative to your request, retrieved before it was realised that the fees limit would be exceeded (please see attached). I trust this is helpful, but it does not affect our legal right to rely on the fees regulations for the remainder of the request.

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