Flashcards in Police Powers Quiz Deck (29)
What is the main piece of legislation that governs police powers?
Outside the statute- PACE
Once a person has been detained, what essential right do they have that can be delayed in some circumstances?
Right to inform someone of the detention
Which case supports the right you have been given to inform someone of your detention?
R v Samuels
Who is responsible for you whilst you are in detention?
Monitored whilst in custody
Food- 2 meals and 1 main meal
Copy or whilst in detention?
Codes of Practice
For a non-serious offence what is the 'normal' maximum period that can be authorised by the police?
What is the 'police authorised' maximum detention period for a serious offence- when authorised by a high ranking officer?
Who can authorise detention beyond the police maximum for a serious offence?
What is the maximum period of detention that can be authorised by Magistrates?
How long can someone be detained under the Terrorism legislation?
What should a detainee by given before being interviewed?
What important safeguard can be used to refer back to what has been said during the interview?
Physical conditions of the interview that a detainee can expect?
Heated, lit room
What vital right is available free of charge during an interview although it can be delayed in exceptional circumstances?
Right to free legal advice
If you are under 17, vulnerable or mentally ill what right are you entitled to?
Another form of support available in an interview?
What must the police have before you ate subjected to any form or search?
Safeguards detainee has while being 'strip searched'?
Searched by those of the same sex
Only authorised by a high ranking officer in order to search for drugs or weapons and must be carried out by a doctor or nurse
Roadside breath specimens
Blood and/or urine samples
Non intimate samples
Samples or hair from the head
What can the police use if necessary to take non intimate samples?
What kind of samples can generally only be taken with permission and must be taken by a medically qualified person?
What happens to samples gained if the detainee is not charged?
What happens to evidence gained by the police in breach of the safeguards?
Inadmissible at court
Who would you complain to about the police if it was not a serious complaint?
Ranking officer- sergeant