R v DZ – Plymouth Magistrates Court

The defendant was charged with battery, criminal damage, drunk and disorderly, three offences of obstructing a police officer, and a public order offence in relation to a fight at a campsite and the defendant’s subsequent conduct on arrest. Five police officers attended to arrest the defendant from his tent. The defendant was tasered and attacked by a police dog. Hennessy and Hammudi served detailed legal arguments and comprehensive requests for disclosure which included requests for the police body-worn video audit trails and the internal policy documents on use of force. The Crown Prosecution Service were unable to comply with the disclosure requests and yielded to pressure from Hennessy and Hammudi to discontinue the case.