Obstructing a drugs search – CPS failure to disclose evidence leads to Not Guilty verdict

Moss & Co’s young client was stopped whilst going about his lawful business.  There was a dispute over search and the client ended up being arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer in execution of their duty, obstructing a police officer in a drug search and public order offences. The client accepted he was present at the scene but denied all charges.  The unused prosecution papers showed that two Council Wardens had captured the incident on their body-cameras. Moss & Co demanded that the footage should be disclosed. They had the case listed so that an order could be made requiring the prosecution to provide the recordings.  The recordings were not provided and after further application to the court the case was dropped.

Moss & Co are now assisting the client to pursue a case against the police for his wrongful arrest and prosecution.

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