It is reported that police arrested a man at his home in the middle of the night, drove him three miles away and "dearrested" him nine minutes later. He was left with no money, phone and bare footed and was struck by a car and killed attempting to get home.
Is this actually legal? Is it legal for the police to use arrest in this way to isolate people from their belongings and leave them in a vulnerable position, such as barefoot, penniless and stranded in the middle of the night? Does the reason they did it matter?