R (on the application of Birks) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

Police – Discipline. The claimant sought judicial review of the defendant's decision to maintain his suspension pending disciplinary proceedings and refusal to consent to his resignation, contrary to earlier assurances. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the claim, held, inter alia, that the public interest in ensuring that the claimant remained subject to police disciplinary jurisdiction in such a serious case had justified the defendant departing from the representation previously made that he would not be prevented from resigning.

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