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Intentional Torts – Actions against Police

An intentional tort is a category of torts that describes a civil wrong resulting from an intentional act on the part of the tortfeasor (alleged wrongdoer). The term negligence, on the other hand, pertains to a tort that simply results from the failure of the tortfeasor to take sufficient care in fulfilling a duty owed.

Have you been treated unfairly by Police?

Common law intentional torts actions against police commonly include the following:

  • Assault;
  • Battery;
  • False imprisonment usually arising out of an unlawful arrest or stop and search;
  • Trespass to goods, which is an unlawful interference with your personal property such as a mobile phone, computer, motor vehicle;
  • Trespass to land, which is an unlawful interference with your land. For example, police entering your land and searching your home when not authorised to do so.
  • Malicious prosecution.

If you believe that you have been treated unfairly by Police within the last 6 years, then give us a call on 1300 205 955 or send us a 24/7 online enquiry located here: