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There's a shock! The 'plod doin as they please' thread
07-27-2012, 03:18 PM (This post was last modified: 07-27-2012 03:44 PM by Mein blut ist blau.)
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(07-27-2012 11:52 AM)The b****** Wrote:  You're coming down a bit too strongly against ALL cops, that's all I'm saying.

Not really, take a look at this link to an FoI request about the met police's numbers, it's disciplinary proccedings and suspensions & sickness levels of those under investigation (Admittedly from 2010 but frightening reading all the same) pay heed to the repeated request to be adhered to in the time, the filibustering and the obfuscation of the person in dealing with the simple & clearly stated request.

Now take a look at this one, pay particular heed to the Dyfed & Powys chief constable's spending habits. (Also take note of the fact that this request was REFUSED Whistle )

It'd be funny, if it wern't blood-boiling. And they're the ones who get caught or complained about. Talk about "Tip of the iceberg". It also shows it goes way beyond the "odd bad apple". In fact, it shows those at the top being as corrupt (if not moreso) as the ones on the front line.


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07-30-2012, 04:39 PM (This post was last modified: 07-30-2012 04:50 PM by Mein blut ist blau.)
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Don't remember any call from any chief constable for this snide to swing.......

Fortunately, he took it upon himself. Good. More of the same please.
Oh looky!! Here's another LIAR.........

Send her to Lewes nick Smile

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09-22-2012, 07:20 PM
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Great innit? Get months of budgie for swearin' at pc plod if you're ordinary common scum - but if you're a public school educated, megalomaniac, toffee-nosed tw*t - you keep your (taxpayer-paid) job, priveleges & whoppin' great pension. C*nts.

Still, I suppose those two ought to be grateful that it was last year when it happened, and not last week, or it'd be a beatin' to within an inch of their lives, and a year of porridge.

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10-18-2012, 08:21 AM (This post was last modified: 10-18-2012 08:22 AM by Mein blut ist blau.)
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F*** me - it's gets worse.........

A police force has apologised after an officer used a Taser on a blind man whose white stick was mistaken for a sword.

Colin Farmer, 61, was stunned by police following reports of a man walking through Chorley with a samurai sword.

Ch Supt Stuart Williams, of Lancashire Police, said the force had "deep regrets" and had "clearly put this man through a traumatic experience".

Mr Farmer was taken to hospital for treatment and later discharged.

"It felt like I was grabbing an electricity pylon," he said.

Mr Farmer, who has suffered two strokes, said he thought he was being attacked by thugs.

He was walking to a pub to meet friends on Friday when the officer fired the Taser. It forced him to drop his stick and he fell to the ground, he said.

He said the experience had left him "shaking like a leaf" and scared to go outside.

The case has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said the incident was being investigated and the officer's Taser had been withdrawn.

'Extremely sorry'

Mr Williams said police had "received a number of reports that a man was walking through Chorley armed with a samurai sword".

"A description of the offender was circulated to officers and patrols were sent to look for the man," he said.

"One of the officers who arrived in Chorley believed he had located the offender.

"Despite asking the man to stop, he failed to do so and the officer discharged his Taser."

Mr Williams said it "became apparent that this man was not the person we were looking for and officers attended to him straight away", taking him to Chorley Hospital.

He added that the force "deeply regrets what has happened".

"We have clearly put this man through a traumatic experience and we are extremely sorry for that," he said.

"We have launched an urgent investigation to understand what lessons can be learned."

A man carrying a samurai sword was later arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly.

And some knobends still want every plod on our streets to be armed with firearms? Christ almighty Doh

EDIT: A "shock" indeed..........

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10-18-2012, 02:02 PM
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The above is dreadful, absolutely dreadful
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10-18-2012, 09:50 PM
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It actually made news here in Australia!
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10-19-2012, 02:15 PM
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I think it's f***ing hilarious, you couldn't make it up!
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12-31-2012, 01:25 PM
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Been a while, but just to demonstrate that police malpractice is still as widespread as ever

A disgraced detective who slipped away from his police duties to meet his drug dealer and buy rocks of crack cocaine was behind bars today.

Det Con John 'Sam' Griffiths, 31, should have been investigating Boxing Day burglaries for Cheshire Police but instead sneaked off during his shift to pay £50 to feed his secret addiction.

He put off colleagues who asked him to go to a house where there had been a break-in, claiming he was a 'committed to an inquiry', before appearing at the crime scene 35 minutes later.

Later, in the run up to another meeting, Griffiths texted the dealer saying: 'Mate it is my birthday and I want to meet you but last time it was rubbish. Is it rock this time? I will get a few if it is good', a jury heard.

Other texts read: 'Hi mate that stuff was okay on Friday but it was mixed. If you give me a pure bag I will give you £80.'

Another said: 'I'm hearing good things my friend, save one for me and I'll be there later.'

He also wrote: 'Ten minutes pal get me a good one ready'.

The officer was arrested along with his Albanian dealer Bledi Malecaj, 32, after police kept surveillance on them and watched as they completed a transaction near a hotel in Manchester.

Griffiths, who was based in Warrington, confessed he had been regularly using cocaine for 12 months.

He had become hooked on the drug after snorting it with a colleague because he was experiencing 'difficulties' at home.

He quit the force last April.

Griffiths, from Chorlton, Manchester, was convicted of misconduct in a public office and possessing cocaine following a week-long trial at Manchester Crown Court, and was jailed for eight months.

Judge Michael Henshell told him: 'Your conduct has greatly eroded public confidence in the police. The serious aspect of this case was of course that you were a police officer charged with public duties which are sadly are now behind you.

'You were meeting on a regular basis with criminals that were supplying drugs. On December 26 you put your own addiction before your duty.

'It is undoubtedly the case that because of the amount of contact you had with the dealers you were very close to them indeed. This is the shortest possible sentence when the public has been let down as badly as they have here.'

Earlier, the court heard how Griffiths joined the Cheshire Constabulary in 2003 and served in Ellesmere Port and Warrington.

Addicted: Griffiths admitted he had been regularly using cocaine for 12 months - sometimes with a colleague

He met his downfall after sending texts to PC Mike Burton in July last year that made reference to buying drugs and adding: 'I'm psyching myself up'.

The court heard that Mr Burton's brother knew a dealer and he and Griffiths would snort cocaine when out drinking after work. As his habit grew, Griffiths began calling and texting Malecaj directly.

The dealer would use names like 'Terry' and 'Eddie' during communication.

On Boxing Day last year, Griffiths had been working a 9am to 5pm shift investigating burglaries.

Richard Vardon, prosecuting, said he began using a police radio belonging to another officer who was off duty and at 1.16pm told his control room he was attending a call in Partington, which is usually under the jurisdiction of Greater Manchester Police.

Starting at 2.23pm, there was a series of calls between the officer and a drug dealer.

Mr Vardon said: 'At 2.46pm he was asked to attend a burglary in Warrington. He stated he was committed to an inquiry but would attend within the hour. The prosecution say this is entirely bogus. The police radio used by him cell sites in the area of Blackfriars in Manchester.'

At 2.48pm, Griffiths called the dealer, before leaving Manchester to travel back to Cheshire, where he arrived at the burglary at 3.21pm.

It was claimed the second meeting between Griffiths and his dealer took place the following January while he was off duty.

He was seen by officers in the Waterhouse pub in Manchester, where he bought a meal by card and got cashback to pay for his drugs.

At 7.38pm, he texted the dealer in 'a pally way' and met him near a Travelodge.

Police officers claim that they saw some sort of exchange between the two, at which point they arrested Griffiths and Malecaj.

Griffiths was seen dropping a small, resealable plastic bag on to the pavement, which was found to contain cocaine.

Malecaj was caught in possession of £50 and seven plastic baggies containing white powdered cocaine. He was later jailed for two years for possessing drugs with intent to supply.

Burton was arrested but later released without charge. He has now quit the force.

Griffiths said he has since given up drugs and found another job.

Det Supt John Armstrong, of the Cheshire Constabulary's Professional Standards Department, said after the case: 'Sam Griffiths brought the Constabulary and its people into disrepute by engaging in blatant criminality and he will now face the consequences of his actions.

'Improper conduct and criminality committed by those who are appointed to protect the public and uphold the law, will not be tolerated and will be dealt with robustly.

'Any officer who misconducts themselves in this or any other manner, will be subject to a thorough investigation and will face significant likelihood of a criminal prosecution and swift removal from the Force. Random and intelligence-led drug testing are adopted by the Force and any officer may be subject to spontaneous testing.'

Still some questions need answering. Firstly, Why was he only given eight months, rather than years? There are NO mitigating circumstances, and indeed other offences have been disregarded, such as driving under the influence of drugs. Let's say he killed some poor sod while rushin' to a 'crime scene' (Like they've done when steamin' to asda when the doughnuts are on offer?) while wired? Also if that drug-dealer was here without a visa, then plod's knowingly facilitated an illegal immigration.

Secondly, will he be serving the risible eight-month sentence (he'll only do three, probably) in an ordinary nick, amongst the hardened cons, with no rule 45 (segregation for nonces & the like) bein' applied? I certainly hope so.

Finally, why is the albanian drug-dealer still here in a british jail? Why wasn't he deported immediately upon arrest or conviction?

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01-10-2013, 07:06 PM
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Well lookie here...........if it ain't another corrupt-as-f**k plod. Book's open on how long it'll get.......I'll go for 12months.

A senior Met Police detective has been convicted of trying to sell information on the phone-hacking probe to the tabloid at the centre of the scandal.

Det Ch Insp April Casburn, 53, from Essex, called the News of the World after the investigation into hacking by the newspaper reopened in 2010.

The counter-terrorism officer was found guilty of misconduct in public office.

Her case was the first prosecution under Operation Elveden, the probe into payments by journalists to officials.

The Sunday tabloid was closed down in 2011 amid outrage over its hacking into the voicemails.

Casburn has been released on bail ahead of sentencing at Southwark Crown Court.

The judge, Mr Justice Fulford, was told she is currently in the process of adopting a three-year-old child.

He said: "A real possibility is an immediate custodial sentence, but I'm obviously going to have to consider very carefully the issues that we've ventilated this afternoon and any other mitigation."

Speaking outside court, Det Ch Supt Gordon Briggs said it is "totally unacceptable from a serving police officer to leak confidential information about a live police investigation to journalists for private gain.

"In doing so they let down the public and they let down their hardworking honest colleagues... today's verdict demonstrates our commitment to rooting out that kind of corruption."

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: "There may be occasions when putting certain information into the public domain - so-called whistle-blowing - can be justified. This was not one of them...

"Fortunately this type of behaviour is rare but we hope today's verdict shows the public can have confidence that the MPS holds itself to account."

'Gross breach'
The trial heard that in September 2010 Casburn contacted the News of the World, days after Scotland Yard reopened its inquiry.

The newspaper did not print a story after the call and no money changed hands.

But prosecutor Mark Bryant-Heron said Casburn was guilty of a "gross breach" of public trust and had "sought to undermine a highly sensitive and high-profile investigation".

Det Ch Supt Gordon Briggs said Casburn's behaviour was "totally unacceptable"

The charge related to when Casburn, from Hatfield Peverel in Essex, was managing the national terrorist financial investigation unit.

Southwark Crown Court heard one of her team had been asked to carry out financial investigations as part of the Scotland Yard inquiry into phone hacking.

The detective, at the time the most senior female investigator in Scotland Yard's counter terrorism command, denied asking for cash - and said she had contacted the newspaper out of the public interest.

Casburn told the jury she was angry that her superiors at Scotland Yard had decided to divert officers from counter terrorism.

The prosecution case hinged on the account of Tim Wood, the journalist who took Casburn's call.

He emailed colleagues to say the officer had complained about political pressure on the Met from phone-hacking victim Lord Prescott and that "counter-terrorism assets" had been assigned to the new inquiry.

Apart from Casburn, 52 other people have been arrested under the Met's Operation Elveden. It is running alongside Operation Weeting, into phone hacking and Operation Tuleta into allegations that computers were hacked to obtain private information.

Evidence in the trial was provided to police by News Corporation's management standards committee, which was set up in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal at its News of the World newspaper, the Met Police said.

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01-18-2013, 10:50 AM (This post was last modified: 01-18-2013 10:50 AM by Mein blut ist blau.)
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A policewoman fiddled nearly £9,000 in housing and council tax benefits while she was on long term paid sick leave.

Nicola Coe, 39, admitted dishonestly claiming the cash when she was signed off work from Suffolk Police and had her wages slashed.

The disgraced officer, who is eight months pregnant with her fifth child, quit the force after it launched a disciplinary hearing into her conduct.

Coe, of Ipswich, was given a 12-month community order yesterday after she admitted three charges relating to falsely claiming housing and council tax concessions.

Two other similar charges were not pursued as the benefits cheat appeared at South East Suffolk magistrates court, Ipswich.

Mandy Ford, prosecuting for Ipswich Borough Council, said Coe first claimed benefits on July 9, 2009.

She was living in a rented home in the town at the time under her maiden name, along with three dependent children.

Coe was given cash support because she was a long-term sick absentee from Suffolk Police and her income had been cut, magistrates heard.

But the crook failed to declare on her application form that she was being paid through a police officers' insurance scheme.

As a result the mother-of-four was not entitled to concessions for housing or council tax.

If the council had known Coe was receiving insurance money it would not have given her the benefits, the court heard.

She then also dishonestly completed another claim form, on February 2, 2010, despite still receiving insurance payments.

Coe also made a claim backdated to November 19, 2009.

Her scam was only finally exposed when council staff contacted police to check her payment records.

The shamed officer - who pocketed about £8,800 altogether - has just started paying her ill-gotten gains back at £15-£20 a week.

John Hughes, defending, said the police cuts salaries by half when an officer has been off ill for six months, and the force stops payments entirely after a year.

Mr Hughes said: 'She had significant ill-heath and admissions to Addenbrooke's Hospital.

'In 2009 Mrs Coe had serious problems and was in and out of Addenbrooke's five times in the preceding year.

'She was in a lot of difficulties with ill health and three dependent children.'

He said Coe, who had been based at Martlesham police headquarters, thought she had told the council of her insurance payments when she made her claims.

As well as her 12-month supervised community order, she was ordered to pay £150 costs.

Police spokesman Richard Jones said: 'Suffolk Police can confirm that the Professional Standards Department was contacted by Ipswich Borough Council in October 2011 in relation to a serving police officer who had allegedly committed offences under the Fraud Act.'

John Q Average-Whiteboy'd get 12 months in stir for that - so why does plod only get a 12 month community service order? Not only that, but for the 'crime' of merely bein' unemployed, people are gettin' sent out to work for their dole.

And she seems healthy enough to produce piglets. What was she on the 'pat & mick' for, one wonders? Paper cut? Broken fingernail?

Makes my piss cackle, so it does.

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