Elliot Gold acts for Director General in Olympic athlete police misconduct case
13th November 2023
The Independent Office for Police Conduct brought a misconduct case against five police officers involved in a stop-and-search incident involving Olympic athletes Bianca Williams and Ricardo dos Santos. Elliot was instructed to advise and represent the Director General.
Each of the five officers was separately represented. Two officers were dismissed for dishonesty for falsely stating they smelt cannabis. The three other officers were referred for reflective practice review.
This was one of the first cases to involve the use of statistical evidence and police policy documents on racial discrimination within the police and the use of stop of search.
The IOPC statement is here.
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