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Loads of officers end up committing crimes. I have had one dealing with the police. I was at a train station and their dog started barking at me. They ran after me like crazy. Said I will have to be searched. They talked to me like I was a piece of you know what all the way through. Even when they had finished and found nothing on me. They let their authority get the better of them.

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10 hours ago, 1 said:

There must be over 100,000 police in the uk.

There will be a similar proportional amount of bad eggs in the profession as every other trust-facing role.

But why isnt the law they enforce being applied to the "bad apples" equally?

How many of the "good apples" actually report the bad ones and why do the police investigate themselves?

Very few of the bad apples get to court, most are dealt with internally, by their colleagues. 

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  • 2 weeks later...
On 17/05/2021 at 11:15, geosname said:

 

It criticises police officers for covering up wrongdoing while later criticising police officers for turning each other in. I agree with the second half of that. Can’t have it both ways.

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2 hours ago, 1 said:

It criticises police officers for covering up wrongdoing while later criticising police officers for turning each other in. I agree with the second half of that. Can’t have it both ways.

So police shouldn't arrest police if they break the law? Or shouldn't report a crime if it's committed by another officer? Which is what they expect the public to do.

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20 minutes ago, geosname said:

So police shouldn't arrest police if they break the law? Or shouldn't report a crime if it's committed by another officer? Which is what they expect the public to do.

I agree with police officers turning each other in, gathering evidence, making arrests, reporting improper conduct etc. without fear or favour, whether it is their colleague / fellow police officer or not. In general PCs are held to a higher standard of integrity so are punished more harshly than a member of the public would be for the same offence. 

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26 minutes ago, geosname said:

So police shouldn't arrest police if they break the law? Or shouldn't report a crime if it's committed by another officer? Which is what they expect the public to do.

I mean I agree that they should do it, not agree that they should be criticised for doing it. Not very well worded

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29 minutes ago, 1 said:

I mean I agree that they should do it, not agree that they should be criticised for doing it. Not very well worded

I agree with you, they should be held to a higher standard.

However on numerous occasions they don't get charged, taken to court or get equivalent sentences.

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I agree with you, they should be held to a higher standard.
However on numerous occasions they don't get charged, taken to court or get equivalent sentences.
Sets the standards for elected officials or vice-versa ?

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On 31/05/2021 at 00:15, Fosse69 said:
On 30/05/2021 at 21:38, geosname said:
I agree with you, they should be held to a higher standard.
However on numerous occasions they don't get charged, taken to court or get equivalent sentences.

Sets the standards for elected officials or vice-versa ?

We wouldn't want elected (or otherwise) officials setting the standard by their actions mate...... it would be a free for all.

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