Malicious Prosecutions

Paul Ponting (Account suspended) made this Freedom of Information request to Lancashire Constabulary

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Paul Ponting (Account suspended)

Dear Lancashire Constabulary,

Please can you provide me with a list of all allegations made against Lancashire Constabulary between 2013 to 2017 (present date) for 'MALICIOUS PROSECUTION'?

I would like the information based on the month/year of the allegation

This is irrespective of any civil action being taken, so please include any non-pursued cases in the civil court and reasons if known for non-pursuance.

I would also like the following information, again, in the same format as specified above?

- Cases lost in court
- Cases Won in court
- Any relevant Part 36 rulings
- Awarded costs out of court.
- Awarded costs in court.
- Any criminal proceedings born of the civil case, including the outcome.
- Total costs awarded and itemised that comes from the public purse.

I would also like information pertaining to who must authorise a public order charge if not by CPS. What is the normal process and rank for this authorisation?

Finally, please can you explain what the minimum rank of a police officer is that can authorise a a criminal charge for a summary only offence (for example, a S4 public order offence) and provide any reasons why any summary only offence would be made by a senior officer such as the Chief Constable or an assistant to the Chief Constable.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Ponting

Information assurance unit, Lancashire Constabulary

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Paul Ponting (Account suspended)

Dear Information assurance unit,

I notice you have now passed the 20 day deadline for my FOI request. By law, you should have provided this information within 20 working days.

Please can you provide the information I have requested without any further delay.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Ponting

Information assurance unit, Lancashire Constabulary

If you are emailing a valid Freedom of Information request please treat
this as a formal acknowledgement.

 

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, known hereafter as ‘the Act’. You should receive a
response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined in
the Act (from when Lancashire Constabulary receive a valid request).

 

Please note that disclosure is subject to the information not being exempt
or containing a reference to a third party.

 

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to
another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest
possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

 

Lancashire Constabulary is committed to ensuring that all services it
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you find the web-site or a document difficult to access please notify us
so that we can assist.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Lancashire Constabulary.

 

Regards,

 

Compliance Team

Professional Standards Department

Information Compliance and Disclosure Section

Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters

 

Tel: 01772 413329

Email: [1][email address]

 

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