Long ago I was in a car stopped by police in plain clothes – complete with girlfriends in the back of their civilian car.
It was in the midst of a traffic jam and the policeman suspected, rightly, that our driver had been drinking – but he had had very little and was well within limits (as was later proved) but the policeman, doubtless fired up by friend and girlfriend, chose to be rather aggressive about it – and I, as a simple passenger expressed considerable surprise that his warrant card could be valid and ever more so, when the uniformed ‘support’ took over one hour to arrive. Which it did, eventually.
Remarkably, I think I have never been so much sworn at by somebody ever, either before or since….
Let us hope that things are usually better, for in the light of today’s horrifying conviction of Wayne Cozens, there is this valuable, interesting and important advice from the Assistant Commissioner, Nick Ephgrave, for @MetPoliceUK, who is responsible for Frontline Policing across London:
The advice is, I suggest, spot on – and must have been difficult to give…