Drone fiasco

Edward Williams made this Freedom of Information request to Sussex Police

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Edward Williams

Dear Sussex Police,


"Mr Miller also confirmed the force commissioned a 'thorough independent review' of the drone incident."

In a letter to the couple shared by their legal team, Sussex Police Assistant Chief Constable David Miller said: 'I am deeply sorry that you both experienced the unpleasantness of arrest and detention incommunicado for approximately 36 hours.

Provide the independent review.
If the review is not complete, provide the expected completion date.
How did you pay for the victims legal costs (lawyers etc.).

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

Sussex Police

Date: 23/06/2020

Your Ref: 1955.538/20

Our Ref: FOI

Contact Name: Roger Brace, FOI Officer
Email : [email address]

Contact number: 101 ext 545251

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