false arrest

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false arrest

n.
1. Physical restraint of a person under asserted legal authority but in violation of criminal or constitutional law.
2. The tort of unlawful physical restraint of a person.

false′ arrest′


n.
an arrest that is unauthorized by law.
[1925–30]

false arrest

An arrest of a person that is unjustified or against the law.
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The brief urges the Working Group to issue an opinion finding Jason's ongoing detention arbitrary and unlawful and demanding his immediate release; and call upon the Iranian Government to investigate and hold accountable all those responsible for his unlawful arrest, detention, trial, and imprisonment.
They are now suing their old employers for a host of claims including unlawful arrest and misfeasance in public office.
A solicitor for Mr Storey, who was freed unconditionally without charge, said no direct evidence was put to him during his detention and indicated his intention to sue for unlawful arrest.
The second case involved the unlawful arrest of Judges Metin Euzcelik and Mustafa BaE-er, who ruled for the release of leading journalist Hidayet Karaca and 76 anti-corruption investigators who had uncovered politicians' graft schemes.
The Cardiff Civil and Family Justice Centre heard that 15 former South Wales Police officers are suing the force's chief constable amid a host of claims including unlawful arrest and misfeasance in public office.
As well as murder and possession of weapons, the defendants are accused of the hijacking and obstruction of transportation, damage to buildings and facilities, and the unlawful arrest and torture of citizens.
They also censured the kingdom's large number of political prisoners, and said that the Saudi regime's dictatorial nature is highlighted by the existence of political prisons and Sheikh Nimr's unlawful arrest.
Mr Carter, a former Metropolitan Police constable and Merseyside PCSO, sued Merseyside Police for unlawful arrest, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution.
This year, the case at issue consisted of alleged violations of a person's Fourth Amendment protections against unlawful arrest and malicious prosecution.
Sean Price, fired from Cleveland Police in October for gross misconduct, and his suspended deputy Derek Bonnard have abandoned claims of unlawful arrest and detention, trespass and breach of their human rights.
KARACHI -- Doctors of Jinnah Hospital Karachi Monday observed "Day of Mourning" against the unlawful arrest of young doctors in Lahore.
Saleem, who hails from Pakistan, was found not guilty of conspiracy, robbery in conjunction with a crime of trespassing and eight charges of unlawful arrest.