Disabled OAP wrongfully arrested and locked in cell

Pamela Boxford-White and her husband Duncan, who have received £9,000 in compensation from Wiltshire Police after Pamela was wrongfully arrested and held in a police cell for seven hours despite her disabilities

Pamela Boxford-White and her husband Duncan, who have received £9,000 in compensation from Wiltshire Police after Pamela was wrongfully arrested and held in a police cell for seven hours despite her disabilities

First published in News

DISABLED pensioner Pamela Boxford-White has received a £9,000 payout and official apology from Wiltshire Police after being illegally locked up for seven hours.

The 72-year-old from Abbey Meads, Swindon, who has never been in trouble with the police before, was arrested and locked up after police were called to her home to deal with a dispute with her neighbour.

Despite numerous health problems which require round-the-clock care from her husband, Duncan, plus a special diet, she was locked in a cell at Swindon Police Station on June 4, 2012 while her husband was interviewed for an alleged assault.

She was unable to eat the food offered due to her diet and was unable to use the phone because it was not adapted for disabled use.

Pamela said she felt humiliated by the experience.

She is registered disabled due to numerous health problems as a result of abdominal surgery and chemotherapy, including diabetes, hypothyroidism, partial function on her left side, impaired hearing and sight, and cardiac problems She said: “I couldn’t get down on the bed because it was so low, I had to stand up to use the toilet because it was so low, and they brought me a chair to sit on where I sat for seven hours.

“I thought if this is how they treat disabled people they should think again.”

The incident happened shortly after Duncan was assaulted by his neighbour as part of a dispute, and the police turned up to arrest him.

Despite Duncan’s visible facial injuries and protests, PC Barry Geering and PC Lloyd Griffiths refused to accept he was the victim, and arrested him.

In her frustration Pamela said: “Oh Duncan, I am fed up with all this, I might as well be dead as living with this misery.”

The officers promptly arrested her for a breach of the peace, allegedly to prevent her from self-harm.

Following her time in the cells Pamela pursued a formal complaint, but when this was rejected by Wiltshire Police, she asked Iain Gould, a solicitor specialising in civil actions against the police, to pursue her case.

He said: “I argued that the arrest was unnecessary, ill-founded, and unlawful.

“I also said that the period of detention was unreasonably and unlawfully prolonged, and demanded compensation for the distress, discomfort and inconvenience, loss of liberty, and damage.”

Following the issue of court proceedings Wiltshire Police admitted false imprisonment but defended the rest of the claim, and Iain negotiated a settlement for compensation and an apology from the Chief Constable.

Iain said: “Happily, I was able to negotiate a settlement in which the Chief Constable formally apologised and paid significant compensation and legal fees.

“If the initial investigation had come to the same conclusion, Wiltshire Police could have saved themselves and the taxpayer a lot of time and expense.”

In a written apology to Pamela, Wiltshire Police said: “It is accepted that your behaviour did not, and could never, constitute a breach of the peace and therefore your arrest was unlawful and should not have occurred.

“I accept the arrest and subsequent detention must have been very distressing.

“I apologise for any adverse effect this incident has had upon you.”

Wiltshire Police were unable to give a statement, saying they do not comment on individual cases.

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8:12am Fri 4 Jul 14

South Stand says...

Where else could you earn £1300 an hour? Compensation culture gone absolutely bonkers. Don't forget that this is our money being paid out.
Where else could you earn £1300 an hour? Compensation culture gone absolutely bonkers. Don't forget that this is our money being paid out. South Stand
  • Score: -14

9:10am Fri 4 Jul 14

Sandor Clegane says...

South Stand wrote:
Where else could you earn £1300 an hour? Compensation culture gone absolutely bonkers. Don't forget that this is our money being paid out.
Which is why public sector organisations couldn't care less if they get things wrong or about how much they have to pay out when they do.
[quote][p][bold]South Stand[/bold] wrote: Where else could you earn £1300 an hour? Compensation culture gone absolutely bonkers. Don't forget that this is our money being paid out.[/p][/quote]Which is why public sector organisations couldn't care less if they get things wrong or about how much they have to pay out when they do. Sandor Clegane
  • Score: 15

9:28am Fri 4 Jul 14

bill oddie says...

South Stand wrote:
Where else could you earn £1300 an hour? Compensation culture gone absolutely bonkers. Don't forget that this is our money being paid out.
It is also our money being used incorrectly by a corrupt police force. They should be held to account for their innapropriate actions. I'm surprised they didn't injure her like they did Pamela Somerville in 2008. Police are supposed to be figures which we are to trust. In my opinion they have a long way to go.
[quote][p][bold]South Stand[/bold] wrote: Where else could you earn £1300 an hour? Compensation culture gone absolutely bonkers. Don't forget that this is our money being paid out.[/p][/quote]It is also our money being used incorrectly by a corrupt police force. They should be held to account for their innapropriate actions. I'm surprised they didn't injure her like they did Pamela Somerville in 2008. Police are supposed to be figures which we are to trust. In my opinion they have a long way to go. bill oddie
  • Score: 22

10:10am Fri 4 Jul 14

fuzzey says...

Very nice payout .obviously distressing at the time .Hope this lady enjoys spending our money .
Very nice payout .obviously distressing at the time .Hope this lady enjoys spending our money . fuzzey
  • Score: 5

11:01am Fri 4 Jul 14

swindondad says...

I general I am not a fan of the "compensation culture" that seems to have grow out of control over the last decade but public bodies including the police MUST be held accountable for the actions.

I am sure that in retrospect those involved wish they had used a little more commonsense (a quality now sadly lacking IMHO).
I general I am not a fan of the "compensation culture" that seems to have grow out of control over the last decade but public bodies including the police MUST be held accountable for the actions. I am sure that in retrospect those involved wish they had used a little more commonsense (a quality now sadly lacking IMHO). swindondad
  • Score: 20

11:10am Fri 4 Jul 14

Davey Gravey says...

Being treated disgustingly is deserving of the pay out. All to often police get away with it. Look how many retire from the force before proceedings can be brought against them from complaints from the public. They leave the force and get off.
Being treated disgustingly is deserving of the pay out. All to often police get away with it. Look how many retire from the force before proceedings can be brought against them from complaints from the public. They leave the force and get off. Davey Gravey
  • Score: 6

11:35am Fri 4 Jul 14

settol says...

If only the police had used commonsense non of this would have happened. Why is it so hard for someone to say we made a mistake? Now you need to take them to court to get an apology. The money is just that money and will never take away the suffering these 2 people would have gone through. I hope they use it to have a nice quiet holiday somewhere. Good luck to you both.

I&J
If only the police had used commonsense non of this would have happened. Why is it so hard for someone to say we made a mistake? Now you need to take them to court to get an apology. The money is just that money and will never take away the suffering these 2 people would have gone through. I hope they use it to have a nice quiet holiday somewhere. Good luck to you both. I&J settol
  • Score: 18

12:55pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Chrisg46 says...

Based on the details above, I would say that she is fully deserving of the compensation - its hardly a frivolous claim is it?!
Based on the details above, I would say that she is fully deserving of the compensation - its hardly a frivolous claim is it?! Chrisg46
  • Score: 14

12:57pm Fri 4 Jul 14

house on the hill says...

Sandor Clegane wrote:
South Stand wrote:
Where else could you earn £1300 an hour? Compensation culture gone absolutely bonkers. Don't forget that this is our money being paid out.
Which is why public sector organisations couldn't care less if they get things wrong or about how much they have to pay out when they do.
Or about the cr4p useless service they give because we have nowhere else to go for their services.

Agree that they should be compensated but also that those responsible should be held to account in the public sector for the service they give as it is "our" money"
[quote][p][bold]Sandor Clegane[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]South Stand[/bold] wrote: Where else could you earn £1300 an hour? Compensation culture gone absolutely bonkers. Don't forget that this is our money being paid out.[/p][/quote]Which is why public sector organisations couldn't care less if they get things wrong or about how much they have to pay out when they do.[/p][/quote]Or about the cr4p useless service they give because we have nowhere else to go for their services. Agree that they should be compensated but also that those responsible should be held to account in the public sector for the service they give as it is "our" money" house on the hill
  • Score: 14

3:25pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Mercurius says...

This is what I have come to expect of the police force. There are stories like this from all over the country. However, your article makes no mention of the Boxford-White's neighbours. Have they been charged with assault, convicted and ordered to pay Mr Boxford-White compensation for the injuries they caused? Has he received compensation from the police for his treatment at their hands, including possible wrongful arrest and false imprisonment? There is no mention of whether or not the police responsible for this outrage have been disciplined for their callous disregard of their duty of care towards people in custody. They should be dismissed. They are a disgrace. Has the record of her detention been deleted from the police databases, or amended to show she was wrongfully arrested and completely innocent?
This is what I have come to expect of the police force. There are stories like this from all over the country. However, your article makes no mention of the Boxford-White's neighbours. Have they been charged with assault, convicted and ordered to pay Mr Boxford-White compensation for the injuries they caused? Has he received compensation from the police for his treatment at their hands, including possible wrongful arrest and false imprisonment? There is no mention of whether or not the police responsible for this outrage have been disciplined for their callous disregard of their duty of care towards people in custody. They should be dismissed. They are a disgrace. Has the record of her detention been deleted from the police databases, or amended to show she was wrongfully arrested and completely innocent? Mercurius
  • Score: 10

4:06pm Fri 4 Jul 14

pendingo says...

I don't understand why people are whining about the relatively paltry amount paid to this poor lady as compensation when certain female members of police forces in the UK have been paid hundreds of thousands in compensation for various problems they have had with their employment.
Also there must have been witnesses to the alleged assault or were these cops too dumb to ask around or maybe couldn't be bothered? Whatever, the whole thing stinks to high heaven.
I don't understand why people are whining about the relatively paltry amount paid to this poor lady as compensation when certain female members of police forces in the UK have been paid hundreds of thousands in compensation for various problems they have had with their employment. Also there must have been witnesses to the alleged assault or were these cops too dumb to ask around or maybe couldn't be bothered? Whatever, the whole thing stinks to high heaven. pendingo
  • Score: 10

5:59pm Fri 4 Jul 14

South Stand says...

I have no problem with the lady being compensated and deservedly so. It's the £9000 I have a problem with. Come on. No, it wasn't right what happened and she shouldn't have been locked in a cell but approx £1300 for each of the hours she was there. Maybe the rest of you don't mind what happens to your money. I do.
I have no problem with the lady being compensated and deservedly so. It's the £9000 I have a problem with. Come on. No, it wasn't right what happened and she shouldn't have been locked in a cell but approx £1300 for each of the hours she was there. Maybe the rest of you don't mind what happens to your money. I do. South Stand
  • Score: -3

6:11pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Mango man says...

bill oddie wrote:
South Stand wrote:
Where else could you earn £1300 an hour? Compensation culture gone absolutely bonkers. Don't forget that this is our money being paid out.
It is also our money being used incorrectly by a corrupt police force. They should be held to account for their innapropriate actions. I'm surprised they didn't injure her like they did Pamela Somerville in 2008. Police are supposed to be figures which we are to trust. In my opinion they have a long way to go.
I hope you have credible evidence to back your claim of corrupt police or you may just ding yourself in the poop matey
[quote][p][bold]bill oddie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]South Stand[/bold] wrote: Where else could you earn £1300 an hour? Compensation culture gone absolutely bonkers. Don't forget that this is our money being paid out.[/p][/quote]It is also our money being used incorrectly by a corrupt police force. They should be held to account for their innapropriate actions. I'm surprised they didn't injure her like they did Pamela Somerville in 2008. Police are supposed to be figures which we are to trust. In my opinion they have a long way to go.[/p][/quote]I hope you have credible evidence to back your claim of corrupt police or you may just ding yourself in the poop matey Mango man
  • Score: -12

8:25pm Fri 4 Jul 14

allthedecentnameshavegone says...

Mango man wrote:
bill oddie wrote:
South Stand wrote:
Where else could you earn £1300 an hour? Compensation culture gone absolutely bonkers. Don't forget that this is our money being paid out.
It is also our money being used incorrectly by a corrupt police force. They should be held to account for their innapropriate actions. I'm surprised they didn't injure her like they did Pamela Somerville in 2008. Police are supposed to be figures which we are to trust. In my opinion they have a long way to go.
I hope you have credible evidence to back your claim of corrupt police or you may just ding yourself in the poop matey
I don't think there's any shortage of evidence. How about this report of the police doctoring their internal reports to manipulate the findings of subsequent investigations..... http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/uk-england-lon
don-28121073 ?
[quote][p][bold]Mango man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill oddie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]South Stand[/bold] wrote: Where else could you earn £1300 an hour? Compensation culture gone absolutely bonkers. Don't forget that this is our money being paid out.[/p][/quote]It is also our money being used incorrectly by a corrupt police force. They should be held to account for their innapropriate actions. I'm surprised they didn't injure her like they did Pamela Somerville in 2008. Police are supposed to be figures which we are to trust. In my opinion they have a long way to go.[/p][/quote]I hope you have credible evidence to back your claim of corrupt police or you may just ding yourself in the poop matey[/p][/quote]I don't think there's any shortage of evidence. How about this report of the police doctoring their internal reports to manipulate the findings of subsequent investigations..... http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-england-lon don-28121073 ? allthedecentnameshavegone
  • Score: 6

11:34am Sat 5 Jul 14

bill oddie says...

Mango man wrote:
bill oddie wrote:
South Stand wrote:
Where else could you earn £1300 an hour? Compensation culture gone absolutely bonkers. Don't forget that this is our money being paid out.
It is also our money being used incorrectly by a corrupt police force. They should be held to account for their innapropriate actions. I'm surprised they didn't injure her like they did Pamela Somerville in 2008. Police are supposed to be figures which we are to trust. In my opinion they have a long way to go.
I hope you have credible evidence to back your claim of corrupt police or you may just ding yourself in the poop matey
Stephen Lawrence and Hillsborough; just to chuck a couple more examples in off the top of my head.
[quote][p][bold]Mango man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill oddie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]South Stand[/bold] wrote: Where else could you earn £1300 an hour? Compensation culture gone absolutely bonkers. Don't forget that this is our money being paid out.[/p][/quote]It is also our money being used incorrectly by a corrupt police force. They should be held to account for their innapropriate actions. I'm surprised they didn't injure her like they did Pamela Somerville in 2008. Police are supposed to be figures which we are to trust. In my opinion they have a long way to go.[/p][/quote]I hope you have credible evidence to back your claim of corrupt police or you may just ding yourself in the poop matey[/p][/quote]Stephen Lawrence and Hillsborough; just to chuck a couple more examples in off the top of my head. bill oddie
  • Score: 4

1:12pm Sat 5 Jul 14

The Witch says...

While I agree that this seems to be a case of the police being too heavy handed in this instance, may we please try and remember that they do have a very difficult job to do at times. They are vilified by the media and some members of the public, (usually those who have fallen foul of the law and have an axe to grind) they are spat on, sworn at and called every vile name under the sun in the course of their duties.
I have respect for our police force having seen at first hand what they have to put up with at times and before anyone says I'm not a member of the force and never have been neither do I have relations/friends who are.
Seeing how the police react in other countries I still think ours are amongst the best there is.
While I agree that this seems to be a case of the police being too heavy handed in this instance, may we please try and remember that they do have a very difficult job to do at times. They are vilified by the media and some members of the public, (usually those who have fallen foul of the law and have an axe to grind) they are spat on, sworn at and called every vile name under the sun in the course of their duties. I have respect for our police force having seen at first hand what they have to put up with at times and before anyone says I'm not a member of the force and never have been neither do I have relations/friends who are. Seeing how the police react in other countries I still think ours are amongst the best there is. The Witch
  • Score: 1

1:51pm Sat 5 Jul 14

South Stand says...

bill oddie wrote:
Mango man wrote:
bill oddie wrote:
South Stand wrote:
Where else could you earn £1300 an hour? Compensation culture gone absolutely bonkers. Don't forget that this is our money being paid out.
It is also our money being used incorrectly by a corrupt police force. They should be held to account for their innapropriate actions. I'm surprised they didn't injure her like they did Pamela Somerville in 2008. Police are supposed to be figures which we are to trust. In my opinion they have a long way to go.
I hope you have credible evidence to back your claim of corrupt police or you may just ding yourself in the poop matey
Stephen Lawrence and Hillsborough; just to chuck a couple more examples in off the top of my head.
Not to mention the hundred or so police officers who have lost their lives during the course of doing their duty...............a
nd that's since 1980.
[quote][p][bold]bill oddie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mango man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill oddie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]South Stand[/bold] wrote: Where else could you earn £1300 an hour? Compensation culture gone absolutely bonkers. Don't forget that this is our money being paid out.[/p][/quote]It is also our money being used incorrectly by a corrupt police force. They should be held to account for their innapropriate actions. I'm surprised they didn't injure her like they did Pamela Somerville in 2008. Police are supposed to be figures which we are to trust. In my opinion they have a long way to go.[/p][/quote]I hope you have credible evidence to back your claim of corrupt police or you may just ding yourself in the poop matey[/p][/quote]Stephen Lawrence and Hillsborough; just to chuck a couple more examples in off the top of my head.[/p][/quote]Not to mention the hundred or so police officers who have lost their lives during the course of doing their duty...............a nd that's since 1980. South Stand
  • Score: 4

3:17pm Sat 5 Jul 14

allthedecentnameshavegone says...

South Stand wrote:
bill oddie wrote:
Mango man wrote:
bill oddie wrote:
South Stand wrote:
Where else could you earn £1300 an hour? Compensation culture gone absolutely bonkers. Don't forget that this is our money being paid out.
It is also our money being used incorrectly by a corrupt police force. They should be held to account for their innapropriate actions. I'm surprised they didn't injure her like they did Pamela Somerville in 2008. Police are supposed to be figures which we are to trust. In my opinion they have a long way to go.
I hope you have credible evidence to back your claim of corrupt police or you may just ding yourself in the poop matey
Stephen Lawrence and Hillsborough; just to chuck a couple more examples in off the top of my head.
Not to mention the hundred or so police officers who have lost their lives during the course of doing their duty...............a

nd that's since 1980.
...or the innocent or unarmed people they''ve shot dead (Jean Charles de Menezes etc) or the innocent motorists and pedestrians they kill during high speed pursuits....
[quote][p][bold]South Stand[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill oddie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mango man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill oddie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]South Stand[/bold] wrote: Where else could you earn £1300 an hour? Compensation culture gone absolutely bonkers. Don't forget that this is our money being paid out.[/p][/quote]It is also our money being used incorrectly by a corrupt police force. They should be held to account for their innapropriate actions. I'm surprised they didn't injure her like they did Pamela Somerville in 2008. Police are supposed to be figures which we are to trust. In my opinion they have a long way to go.[/p][/quote]I hope you have credible evidence to back your claim of corrupt police or you may just ding yourself in the poop matey[/p][/quote]Stephen Lawrence and Hillsborough; just to chuck a couple more examples in off the top of my head.[/p][/quote]Not to mention the hundred or so police officers who have lost their lives during the course of doing their duty...............a nd that's since 1980.[/p][/quote]...or the innocent or unarmed people they''ve shot dead (Jean Charles de Menezes etc) or the innocent motorists and pedestrians they kill during high speed pursuits.... allthedecentnameshavegone
  • Score: 3

3:38pm Sat 5 Jul 14

South Stand says...

allthedecentnameshav
egone
wrote:
South Stand wrote:
bill oddie wrote:
Mango man wrote:
bill oddie wrote:
South Stand wrote:
Where else could you earn £1300 an hour? Compensation culture gone absolutely bonkers. Don't forget that this is our money being paid out.
It is also our money being used incorrectly by a corrupt police force. They should be held to account for their innapropriate actions. I'm surprised they didn't injure her like they did Pamela Somerville in 2008. Police are supposed to be figures which we are to trust. In my opinion they have a long way to go.
I hope you have credible evidence to back your claim of corrupt police or you may just ding yourself in the poop matey
Stephen Lawrence and Hillsborough; just to chuck a couple more examples in off the top of my head.
Not to mention the hundred or so police officers who have lost their lives during the course of doing their duty...............a


nd that's since 1980.
...or the innocent or unarmed people they''ve shot dead (Jean Charles de Menezes etc) or the innocent motorists and pedestrians they kill during high speed pursuits....
May I ask, as it appears that the police must have really upset you in the past, were you found to be guilty, or is it that you're part of 'rent-a-mob', when it comes to demonstrations?
[quote][p][bold]allthedecentnameshav egone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]South Stand[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill oddie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mango man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill oddie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]South Stand[/bold] wrote: Where else could you earn £1300 an hour? Compensation culture gone absolutely bonkers. Don't forget that this is our money being paid out.[/p][/quote]It is also our money being used incorrectly by a corrupt police force. They should be held to account for their innapropriate actions. I'm surprised they didn't injure her like they did Pamela Somerville in 2008. Police are supposed to be figures which we are to trust. In my opinion they have a long way to go.[/p][/quote]I hope you have credible evidence to back your claim of corrupt police or you may just ding yourself in the poop matey[/p][/quote]Stephen Lawrence and Hillsborough; just to chuck a couple more examples in off the top of my head.[/p][/quote]Not to mention the hundred or so police officers who have lost their lives during the course of doing their duty...............a nd that's since 1980.[/p][/quote]...or the innocent or unarmed people they''ve shot dead (Jean Charles de Menezes etc) or the innocent motorists and pedestrians they kill during high speed pursuits....[/p][/quote]May I ask, as it appears that the police must have really upset you in the past, were you found to be guilty, or is it that you're part of 'rent-a-mob', when it comes to demonstrations? South Stand
  • Score: -2

11:14am Sun 6 Jul 14

allthedecentnameshavegone says...

South Stand wrote:
allthedecentnameshav

egone
wrote:
South Stand wrote:
bill oddie wrote:
Mango man wrote:
bill oddie wrote:
South Stand wrote:
Where else could you earn £1300 an hour? Compensation culture gone absolutely bonkers. Don't forget that this is our money being paid out.
It is also our money being used incorrectly by a corrupt police force. They should be held to account for their innapropriate actions. I'm surprised they didn't injure her like they did Pamela Somerville in 2008. Police are supposed to be figures which we are to trust. In my opinion they have a long way to go.
I hope you have credible evidence to back your claim of corrupt police or you may just ding yourself in the poop matey
Stephen Lawrence and Hillsborough; just to chuck a couple more examples in off the top of my head.
Not to mention the hundred or so police officers who have lost their lives during the course of doing their duty...............a



nd that's since 1980.
...or the innocent or unarmed people they''ve shot dead (Jean Charles de Menezes etc) or the innocent motorists and pedestrians they kill during high speed pursuits....
May I ask, as it appears that the police must have really upset you in the past, were you found to be guilty, or is it that you're part of 'rent-a-mob', when it comes to demonstrations?
South Strand, I merely think that the Police, as the organisation entrusted to enforce our country's laws, should be expected to behave with honesty, integrity, professionalism and competence. And while I'm sure that many officers do uphold these values, what we see far too often is members of the Police being dishonest, unprofessional, racist, sexist, incompetent, corrupt, trigger-happy or failing to understand the laws they're supposed to be enforcing.

Take the original article above - in their apology to Mrs Boxford-White the Police admit that they treated her unlawfully. Was this because the officers involved were incompetent and didn't understand the law, in which case how have they since been retrained and other areas of their legal knowledge checked? Or was it because they were abusing their position of authority, in which case how have they been disciplined? And the Police team that investigated Mrs Boxford-White's original complaint and dismissed it - was this because the investigating officers were incompetent and didn't understand the law, in which case how have they since been retrained and other areas of their legal knowledge checked? Or were they dishonestly covering-up for their colleagues, in which case how are they being disciplined?
[quote][p][bold]South Stand[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allthedecentnameshav egone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]South Stand[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill oddie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mango man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill oddie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]South Stand[/bold] wrote: Where else could you earn £1300 an hour? Compensation culture gone absolutely bonkers. Don't forget that this is our money being paid out.[/p][/quote]It is also our money being used incorrectly by a corrupt police force. They should be held to account for their innapropriate actions. I'm surprised they didn't injure her like they did Pamela Somerville in 2008. Police are supposed to be figures which we are to trust. In my opinion they have a long way to go.[/p][/quote]I hope you have credible evidence to back your claim of corrupt police or you may just ding yourself in the poop matey[/p][/quote]Stephen Lawrence and Hillsborough; just to chuck a couple more examples in off the top of my head.[/p][/quote]Not to mention the hundred or so police officers who have lost their lives during the course of doing their duty...............a nd that's since 1980.[/p][/quote]...or the innocent or unarmed people they''ve shot dead (Jean Charles de Menezes etc) or the innocent motorists and pedestrians they kill during high speed pursuits....[/p][/quote]May I ask, as it appears that the police must have really upset you in the past, were you found to be guilty, or is it that you're part of 'rent-a-mob', when it comes to demonstrations?[/p][/quote]South Strand, I merely think that the Police, as the organisation entrusted to enforce our country's laws, should be expected to behave with honesty, integrity, professionalism and competence. And while I'm sure that many officers do uphold these values, what we see far too often is members of the Police being dishonest, unprofessional, racist, sexist, incompetent, corrupt, trigger-happy or failing to understand the laws they're supposed to be enforcing. Take the original article above - in their apology to Mrs Boxford-White the Police admit that they treated her unlawfully. Was this because the officers involved were incompetent and didn't understand the law, in which case how have they since been retrained and other areas of their legal knowledge checked? Or was it because they were abusing their position of authority, in which case how have they been disciplined? And the Police team that investigated Mrs Boxford-White's original complaint and dismissed it - was this because the investigating officers were incompetent and didn't understand the law, in which case how have they since been retrained and other areas of their legal knowledge checked? Or were they dishonestly covering-up for their colleagues, in which case how are they being disciplined? allthedecentnameshavegone
  • Score: 4

6:27pm Sun 6 Jul 14

messyits says...

It is always shocking to hear of such cases-few reach the press as they are covered up--officers of the law are duty bound to investigate fully and fairly and abide by the law--in my view the compensation was insufficient and the officers should have faced disciplinary proceedings--false imprisonment is a criminal offence.
It is always shocking to hear of such cases-few reach the press as they are covered up--officers of the law are duty bound to investigate fully and fairly and abide by the law--in my view the compensation was insufficient and the officers should have faced disciplinary proceedings--false imprisonment is a criminal offence. messyits
  • Score: 3

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