30 April 2013
Ex-police officer takes old force to court
An ex-police officer at the West Yorkshire Police has said that his former employers arrested him in bad faith and is attempting to claim compensation for his treatment.
Kashif Ahmed, 36, argues that he was subjected to a needlessly obtuse and aggressive investigation into alleged fraud before he was arrested 19 times for various offences in 2009.
He was, over the course of these arrests, kept in custody for 34 hours and re-bailed five times, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.
All charges against the former officer were dropped, with the presiding judge commenting that there were “very significant irregularity[ies] and impropriety at the root of the investigation”.
The West Yorkshire Police force that Mr Ahmed worked for have refused to comment on the matter while a trial is active.
Mr Ahmed said in court submissions that "officers acted in bad faith and other than in the interests of justice".
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Posted by Chris Stevenson