BBC News – Police apologise for ‘unjustified’ strip search

Kent Police have apologised for wrongly arresting, handcuffing and strip-searching a man outside a nightclub.

Alioune Haynes, formerly of Gillingham, who is a former diversity advisor to the force, also received an out of court settlement of £8,500.

He said he was searched at the Chatham club in 2006 because he was black and made a complaint against an officer.

In a letter to Mr Haynes, Kent Police Assistant Chief Constable Allyn Thomas said the actions were “unjustified”

via BBC News – Police apologise for ‘unjustified’ strip search.

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~ by Gary Austin on February 25, 2010.

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