Thursday, July 27, 2006

Spot the difference.

Scenario One : A three year old girl disappears. The police make a decision to treat the case as a kidnap. They catch the guy and he gets jail time.

Scenario Two : A man is shot eight times in a crowded tube station. CCTV covers the area. There are several police men witnessing the attack plus at least a dozen members of the public. Forensics are able to identify the weapon used and who pulled the trigger. Several of those involved have perjured themselves to cover up. There is no doubt what happened at any stage in the event.

Which one do we feel comfortable making any officers face a misconduct panel? Which one is likely to lead to police officers getting a reprimand which impacts on their career?


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