Friday, May 05, 2006

Driver wins right to see police notes

Friday April 21 2006

Driver wins right to see police notes.
A police officer has been ordered under the Freedom of Information Act to hand over his notebook to a motorist who complained about his behaviour. The driver, who was cleared of a motoring offence, had asked for a copy of the notebook entry relating to the case and' a copy of the report of his allegation about the officer. Suffolk Constabulary had refused both requests. It is the first time the Act has been used to disclose the contents of a police officer's notebook

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