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11 Dealing with the Police - updated version available September 16

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1. Introduction

2. If you have a problem with the police

3. If you are stopped and searched

The police have powers to stop and search you in many situations. The rules on when they can do so, and how long they can stop you for, are complicated. See 'When a search becomes an assault' for an explanation of the rules.

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regularly updated but the law may have changed since they were printed so the information in them may be incorrect or out of date.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