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The government gives the police power to use force in certain circumstances, but of course those circumstances are governed and limited by the law.

  • Did police use physical force against you?
  • At the time were the police acting in the execution of their duties?
  • If so, was that force necessary, reasonable or proportionate in the circumstances?
  • Did you sustain any injuries?

We can all more or less instinctively tell when the police are entitled to use force ( and if so to what extent) in any given situation.

If your assessment was that the police should not have used force in your case, or that they used excessive force, then you may well have a claim for assault and should contact us to discuss.