Gerry Kelly suing over Police Land Rover incident
- 24 February 2014
- From the section Northern Ireland
Sinn Féin's Gerry Kelly is taking legal action against the chief constable over an incident where he was carried on the bonnet of a police Land Rover.
The incident in Carrick Hill last June followed the loyalist Tour of the North parade in Belfast
Sinn Féin said: "Gerry Kelly, in common with any other citizen, is entitled to access the courts when he believes he has been wronged."
Mr Kelly is taking a civil case against Matt Baggott.
A police officer has accepted a formal reprimand for his part in the incident.
In January, the MLA received the same sanction for clinging to the vehicle while attempting to stop it.
A person refusing to accept the "informed warning" can be prosecuted.
The Police Federation said the officer's warning was "unjustified".