Subrosa has blogged about these latest thugs, from Wales, who have brought shame upon their uniform and devalued the efforts of the many decent officers.
Subrosa writes: Robert Whatley, 70, was pulled over in his Range Rover for driving without a seat belt as he drove on a country road in Wales. It’s alleged officers tried to issue him with a fixed penalty notice but Mr Whatley drove off.
Two of Gwent’s ‘finest’ followed him along 8 miles of country lanes for 17 minutes before trying to stop the £60,000 Range Rover with a stinger device. At no time did he drive above 40mph. Mr Whatley stopped and you can see the actions of the police here. His lawyer has released this video.
You can read the rest here.
Two years ago, I wrote about what the outgoing chairman of the Police Federation, Jan Berry, thought of the current state of policing:
Worried about community support officers who are not trained to qualified officers’ standards, she is concerned that proper police officers will be brought in only for confrontation issues. As for the community support officers, she says,
“Part of their experience bank will always be missing, and the police service becomes this kind of paramilitary-type force. I know the Home Secretary says this isn’t what she wants – and it certainly isn’t what the public wants – but that is what is going to happen. The softer side of policing is disappearing, and I don’t think that can be a good thing.”