Damage to property by PSNI non PACE

Ricci Coulter made this Freedom of Information request to Police Service of Northern Ireland

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Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

What happens when members of the PSNI damage property belonging to members of the public. This does not relate to damage caused during searches under PACE or losses caused by the holding of crime scenes.
As an example police officers are attempting to arrest a person in a public street. During the arrest damage is caused to a car or building of a member of the public who is not involved in any way with the incident.

My questions are
1 is there a written policy in respect of damage caused other than during pace searches?
2 iSince Aug 2017 how many such incidents have had a claim submitted?
3 How many were successful?
4 how many were refused by legal services?
5 Why were they refused?

Yours faithfully,

Ricci Coulter

Yours faithfully,

Ricci Coulter

Police Service of Northern Ireland

This e-mail has been marked OFFICIAL [PUBLIC];

29th January 2020

Dear Mr. Coulter,

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Damage To Property By PSNI Non PACE

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Subject:        FOI-2020-00287
12th March 2020

Dear Mr. Coulter,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated 28th January
2020 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland on  28th
January 2020 concerning:

Damage To Property By PSNI Non PACE

 

Please find attached response to your request.

 

Yours sincerely

Gilbert

FOI Decision Maker
Corporate Information Branch
PSNI HQ Brooklyn

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