Latimer, Re Judicial Review - re hearing of police drink-dirving dismissal case - Scottish Court of Session 13.6.07
A Police Appeals Tribunal ruled that compulsory resignation was too harsh a penalty to impose on a police officer who was convicted of a drink-driving offence. Given what they considered to be the special circumstances of the case, the Appeals Tribunal ruled that a monetary fine should be imposed instead. The Mr Latimer, the Chief Constable, applied for judicial review. The Scottish Court of Session has remitted the matter for rehearing by a freshly constituted Tribunal.