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James Berry advises the Assistant Commissioner conducting the hearing on the case of Met Police serial rapist David Carrick

17th January 2023

Serial rapist David Carrick’s case came before an accelerated misconduct hearing in the Metropolitan Police on 17 January 2022. The hearing was conducted by Assistant Commissioner Louisa Rolfe OBE who was advised by James Berry. AC Rolfe found that PC Carrick’s criminal convictions for multiple serious offences amounted to gross misconduct and imposed the sanction of dismissed without notice.

Together with members of Serjeants’ Inn’s market-leading Police Law team, James advises police forces across the country on removing unsuitable police officers via the police misconduct and performance procedures and on matters concerning vetting and probationary constables. Members of chambers both present against and defend police officers of all ranks in misconduct proceedings and appeals and appear in associated judicial reviews.

Read more about the case in the press here.

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