Compensation claims against the Metropolitan Police Service (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-05-25
Session date: 
May 25, 2016
Reference: 
2016/1750
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Between 1997 and 2005, how much compensation was paid out by the Metropolitan Police Service for claims such as false imprisonment, assault and battery, malicious prosecution and unlawful arrest?

Answer

Answer for Compensation claims against the Metropolitan Police Service (1)

Answer for Compensation claims against the Metropolitan Police Service (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Records are not kept separately for claims as described in the question.

However, the records that do exist indicate that the total compensation paid out for all civil claims by MPS, for the years requested were:

Total Compensation

1997/98

£3,342,000

1998/99

£2,309,000

1999/2000

£3,906,000

2000/01

£2,658,000

2001/02

£1,386,000

2002/03

£2,354,000

2003/04

£2,182,500

2004/05

£749,000