Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)
1. Introduction and background
1.1. MOPAC has received a report from the Directorate of Legal Services setting out the estimated full cost of settling a personal injury claim, and requesting approval to agree to settle via mediation up to a maximum value set out in part 2 of this report.
1.2. Full details are contained in part 2.
2. Financial Comments
2.1. The cost of any settlement will be met from within existing MPS budgets.
2.2. Full details are contained in part 2.
3. Legal Comments
3.1. MOPAC has the power to pay any sum required in connection with the settlement for any claim made against the Commissioner under Section 88 of the Police Act 1996.
3.2. Pursuant to the MOPAC Scheme of Consent and Delegation 2014, MOPAC must authorise the settlement because it fulfils the criteria set out in section 4.10 of the Scheme including the financial level.
4. Equality Comments
4.1. To continue policing with the consent of the population it serves, the police will always seek to treat everyone fairly and openly. Race or equality issues do not appear to have an impact in this matter.