Revelations in the early part of December 2016 concerning the sexual abuse of victims or suspects by police officers was described, at the time, as “the most serious corruption issues facing the service”. There were over 430 allegations of abuse of power made against 306 police officers, 20 community support officers and eight other staff members. In nearly all of these cases it is alleged that sexual gain had been the motive of the abuse.
Despite these large numbers there was evidence that only 40 officers or staff members had been dismissed for abusing their authority in this way.
If you feel that you have been a victim of sexual abuse or harassment by a police officer while carrying out their duties, then you may be entitled to claim compensation.
The police force are there to protect and assist you regardless of the circumstances. No police officer has the right to demand sexual favours in return for assistance. This is wrong in every way and you are never to blame.
The police force are responsible for the actions of their officers and if an officer, during the course of his employment/duty, acts in a way that gives rise to a civil claim then any claim can be brought directly against the police force. This is a far better option as it means any payment will be made by the force’s insurers rather than attempting to get payment from the officer personally.
If you think you have been the victim of sexual abuse at the hands of a police officer then contact us today to see how we can help you.
All calls are dealt with in a completely confidential manner. We will listen to you and advise you. All claims can be dealt with on a no win no fee basis so you do not have to worry about the cost of bringing your claim.
To see what we can do to be of assistance get in touch with us today.
- call Mike Massen on 0113 224 7804, we will listen with complete confidentiality and give you the best advice as regards the strength of your claim and how much you may be awarded. We will answer all your questions so that you can decide whether you want to proceed with your application to the CICA or a civil claim either against your attacker or, if possible, against their employer. If you do; we are here for you and we can help.
- email us your contact details with as much information as you want to give us and we will call or email you; just let us know what works best for you. Email us at : firstname.lastname@example.org
- pop your details in the contact box at the top of this page and we will get back to you for a free, confidential chat to see how we can help you.
Your claim can be dealt with on a No Win-No Fee basis so you don’t have to worry about the cost of bringing your claim.