A variety of criminal actions can be taken against police officers. Police informants usually initiate criminal actions. Private citizens can institute summary criminal actions; this is known as private The party presenting evidence in court on behalf of the state or Commonwealth government against a person accused of committing a crime. Also called the Crown.. IBAC can also initiate criminal prosecutions against police officers.
Serious charges A document that sets out what a person wants to happen to their money and other property after they die. not progress beyond the committal stage unless the Director of Public Prosecutions is prepared to take on the case. Criminal prosecutions against police officers, or anyone else, need to be proven The level of proof (or standard of proof) required in criminal trials. If there is any reasonable doubt about the case made by the prosecution, the offence has not been proved, and the defendant will be found not guilty..
If you bring a (1) A statement giving the details of a crime an accused person is claimed to have committed. (2) A personal property security. (3) A judge’s directions to a jury at the end of a case. against a police officer and are unsuccessful, you will probably have to pay the police officer’s legal The amount charged by a lawyer for legal work. Lawyers can only charge the amount agreed with the client in a costs agreement or the amount stated by a court in its rules. The party who loses a case usually has to pay all their own costs plus most of the costs reasonably incurred by the other side. See also indemnity costs.. Costs can be substantial, so think carefully before embarking on such an action.
You should seek legal advice before initiating private prosecution (see Chapter 2.4: Legal services that can help).