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11 Dealing with the Police - updated version available September 16

1. Introduction

If you have a complaint about the way that the police have treated you (or someone else), there are things you can do about it.

This leaflet explains your rights, and the different types of action you can take.

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There is information on:

2. If you have a problem with the police

3. If you are stopped and searched

4. Your options for taking action

5. Suing the police

6. How to sue the police

7. Making a complaint against a police officer

8. How to make a complaint

9. The result of your complaint

10. Further help

11. About this leaflet

Liberty LogoThis leaflet is published by the Legal Services Commission (LSC). It was written in association with Liberty.

The leaflets are regularly updated but the law may have changed since they were printed so the information in them may be incorrect or out of date.

Leaflet Version: August 2017

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