Thursday, 10 June 2010

Payouts possible after search error

Thousands of people could be in line for compensation after they were illegally stopped and searched by police using controversial counter-terrorism legislation.

An urgent review is under way after officials discovered 14 police forces failed to get the correct authorisation for operations that allow them to stop members of the public without reason.

They found 40 operations dating back to 2001 where police who were granted powers to use section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 had no legal basis after they applied for an invalid timescale or were not countersigned quickly enough.

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1 comments:

banned 14 June 2010 09:56  

Obviously the Police will possess the names and adresses of those they illegally searched. Will they be contacting them with an invitation to sue?

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