An appeal against a $20,000 fine and six months’ jail for an alleged police misconduct case is set to be heard on Tuesday.
Key points:In April 2016, a man said he was attacked by police after he refused to leave his car at a Stapletons propertyStapleton Law Office said the police were acting on a tipStapleton Police have a number of police complaints lodged against them, including for excessive force and improper conductBlakley Law Office and the Irish Police Association have appealed against the fine and jail.
The Irish Times understands the appeal was lodged by lawyer and civil liberties campaigner Stephen Glyn, who is the co-author of the police misconduct complaint against Blakleys law office.
Mr Glyn said he had not seen any evidence that the Staplets police had acted on a complaint made against them.
He said the appeal would be heard by the District Court at the end of the month.
“If we get to the point where we’re satisfied that the Police Service of Ireland has acted unlawfully and that there’s not sufficient evidence, we’ll be seeking judicial review of that decision,” he said.
Staplets Police say the force has received numerous complaints over its handling of cases involving allegations of police misconduct.
The force has been criticised in recent years for not responding to complaints about its behaviour in relation to matters such as road policing, which resulted in the murder of 17-year-old Kieran Collins.
The Stapleys law offices has a number or complaints filed against it.
Mr Collins was killed by police in a road traffic stop in September 2015.