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Q: After being wrongfully arrested and subjected to police brutality, I want to sue the police. What kind of compensation can I expect if I go to court?
Any wrongful detention is a breach of one's Constitutional right as stated in s.4(a). As Lawrence LJ said in Walter v Alltools (1944), “a false imprisonment does not merely affect a man’s liberty; it also affects his reputation."
1. General damages
In the UK, there are specific numerical guidelines, which were most clearly set out in Thompson v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis  CA, but even before that in the aforementioned Thaddeus, T&T courts expressed disapproval of the mathematical approach to the assessment of general damages in these types of cases, which I personally believe to be extremely fair as every case is different.
There are many T&T cases that can be followed, but whatever the Judge chooses will obviously depend on the facts of the individual case. With that being said, however, here are a few cases that should give you an idea of what to expect: