Holding the Police to Account

We are a voluntary group set up to support people who take part in protest. Please do not phone us if your query does not arise from taking part in protest. We will not be able to assist you.

Have you been a victim of police misconduct or violence and want to know what you can do about it?

This guide should give you an idea of whether you can take the matter further and the types of action you can take against the police.

  1. Take action against the police
  2. Case studies and success stories

Key Messages

  • No Comment
  • You do not need to answer police questions, so don’t.
  • No Personal Details
  • You don't have to give details under ANY stop and search power.
  • No Duty Solicitor
  • Use a recommended solicitor with protest experience.
  • No Caution
  • They admit guilt for an alleged offence that might never get to court.
  • What Power?
  • Ask "What power?" to challenge a police officer to act lawfully.

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