Practice and Procedure

R v DL (2011)

PUBLISHED May 18, 2011

[2011] EWCA Crim 1259

A conviction for conspiracy to commit wilful misconduct in public office, where a former police officer working in a civilian capacity had passed information to a member of the criminal fraternity, was safe. The judge had not misdirected the jury when directing that the defence of reasonable excuse or justification could be disregarded.

CA (Crim Div) (Leveson LJ, Openshaw J, Judge Goldstone QC)