Practice and Procedure

R v J (2009)

PUBLISHED July 29, 2009

[2009] EWCA Crim 1638

The presence of a serving police officer on a jury in a criminal trial had not compromised the fairness of that trial because, although the case involved allegations of improper police conduct in relation to offences admitted as evidence of propensity, it did not involve a dispute of evidence between defence and police witnesses, and the officer serving on the jury could not be said to have been biased.

CA (Crim Div) (Richards LJ, Jack J, Judge Baker QC)