Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Cops Behaving Badly - International Division

FOXNews.com - Man Jailed After Taking Photo of Police Van Ignoring 'Wrong Way' Sign - International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News It seems that cops don't like being photographed in any country. This story from the UK.
A British man was jailed for five hours after he photographed a cop reversing the wrong way up a one-way street.

After Andrew Carter snapped the cop van, officer Aqil Farooq leaped out, hit the camera to the ground, handcuffed him and bundled him into the back of the vehicle.

The plumber, 44, was arrested for supposedly being drunk, resisting arrest and assaulting the officer with the camera.
So taking a picture amounts to assault. You wonder how they justify all the closed-circuit TV cameras everywhere.

The guy was never charged. The "officer of the law" apologized - but not to the guy he arrested.

Eventually the Deputy Chief Constable for the area apologized.

Seems like a little more should happen to that cop. But it won't. He assaulted a guy, possibly destroyed a camera all because he didn't like the idea he might be held accountable.

What started all this? When the cop was going the wrong way, down a one-way street, driving backwards, he nearly hit Andrew Carter.

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