Police shouldn't bring 'frivolous' law suits against public

Theresa May addresses the conference Credit: ITV News

The Home Secretary Theresa May has told the Police Federation Conference that she wanted to stop officers from bringing 'frivolous' law suits against the public.

"I know that the vast majority of you are dedicated public servants of the best kind" she said.

"But when a police officer sues a member of the public because they slipped on private property that is simply not the sort of attitude police officers should exhibit".

"I want to work with the Federation to make sure police officers don't make frivolous claims".

"Not least because it would be quite wrong if people become reluctant to call the police for fear of being sued".