Wrongful Arrests (692_15)

Request

  1. The number of wrongful arrests made for each of the last five financial years.

–              Details of what the arrest was for and how long each person was detained

–              The financial compensation awarded in each case

–              Whether an apology has been given

–              Whether the incident has been removed from their permanent record

 

  1. The number of false imprisonments made for each of the last five financial years

–              Details of what the person was imprisoned for and the length of time

–              The financial compensation awarded in each case

–              Whether an apology has been given

–              Whether the incident has been removed from their permanent record

 

  1. For each case of wrongful arrest and false imprisonment please supply the age, ethnicity and sex of the person in question.

Response

Complaints of wrongful arrest/false imprisonment is recorded under our complaint category ‘Unlawful/unnecessary arrest/detention’, therefore the information provided is for that complaint category for all such allegations for the time period specified. Which is the closest data that we hold to your request.

 

The number of ‘unlawful/unnecessary arrest/detention’ complaints made for each of the last five financial years.

 

Please note that this is the number of complaints made, not the number of persons and will also include persons who were detained but not arrested.

 

2010 = 5

2011 = 9

2012 = 12

2013 = 9

2014 = 1

 

–              Details of what the arrest was for and how long each person was detained

 

See attached

 

–              The financial compensation awarded in each case

 

As per my email dated 01 April 2015 to locate and retrieve is likely to exceed the appropriate costs limit under section 12 of the Freedom of information Act 2000

 

–              Whether an apology has been given

 

See attached

 

–              Whether the incident has been removed from their permanent record

 

See attached

 

  • Please supply the age, ethnicity and sex of the person in question.

 

See attached

 

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

 

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

 

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

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