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Police Powers for Designated Staff (Complaints and Misconduct) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008

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Compensation for complainants

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22.—(1) Where the Ombudsman is satisfied that a complaint about the relevant conduct of a designated person has been substantiated, and that, as a result of the conduct complained of, the complainant has suffered physical injury, considerable distress or inconvenience, or measurable financial loss, he may recommend to the Chief Constable that he should pay compensation to the complainant.

(2) The sum recommended for compensation shall not exceed that payable in the small claims court.

(3) It shall not be disclosed in any criminal or misconduct proceedings or under regulation 32 that compensation has been recommended or paid.

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