liability ends if the employee is "off on a frolic of his own" (they are,
believe it or not, the legal terms) so it would depend whether it was doing
this as an extension of his duty or not.
I think it is doubtful.
There is another
issue and that is the courts are reluctant to enforce financial claims against
the police if they do something wrong and therefore is most unlikely that this would
extend enforcing it against the police authority for conduct of one of the
officers in the officers private life..
I would make a
further complaint about their breach of statutory duty.
I assume that the
officer has been suspended meanwhile and if not, I would make a complaint about
I think you have
a claim against the police officer in harassment but it gives you no more right
than it would against anyone else who was harassing you, and that is to have
the raster wall or, ultimately, prosecuted.
I'm going to be
brutally frank with you and tell you that I don't think you are going to get
any money for this other than compensation in respect of any criminal damage
and that will have to come from the culprit and not the police.
I think a claim
against the police will fail. Sorry, I appreciate this is not the answer you
wanted but there is no point in me misleading you.
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