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bruises whilst arrested "refusal to quit a pub"

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I was arrested for "refusal to quit a pub" I was forced to my knees by 4 officers infront of friends, neighburs and customers. I sustained significant brusing, which i have photos of that I took myself.


 


I was not read my rights till I was put in a call and was not questioned. I asked for a solicitor but none was gven. they had my ID as they took my drivers liscence out of my bag. They removed all my clothing, including underwear and did not provide a sanitary towel. there was no access to a toilet.


 


I was there from 9.00pm till around 2.30. Only when I asked for a doctor to photo my bruises and for them to explain to me exactly why I was there, ie who actually made a complaint did they suddenly decide to issue a fixed openalty. they chucked me out of the police station at around 2.00am with no lift home.


 


I immediately reentered and reported the bruising and assault to other officers. but they claimes they are not allowed to deal with complaints about fellow officers! I believe my incarceration was purely punative. - I am 37 years old with no criinal history.

Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for contacting JustAnswer. I am a Scottish lawyer. I have read your narrative. You have put in a formal complaint against the police. That is the correct thing to do. What is your question for me?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

How can I press for criminal charges.? Is what they did legal.?


 

Expert:  JGM replied 1 year ago.
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