Discussion – Do the police “BULLY / ABUSE” victims???


Do the police “BULLY/ABUSE” victims of crime??what do you think??

Tomthumb.info want to know your thoughts and opinions. Share your views and experiences if you yourself have suffered bullying and abuse at the hands of the police or you know of stories of this happening. We want to know what you have to say on this subject. do you think this does happen? do the police bully/abuse victims???

During jusne 2010 the story of 15 Year Old Photographer Jules Mattsson hit the headlines after he was bullied by police for photographing the Armed Forces parade in Romford. He was questioned and detained by a police officer after taking a photo of young cadets. He was then bullied by several officers who continuously made up laws to try and make him stop and at one stage pushed him down some stairs.The full story can be found at http://photothisandthat.co.uk/2010/07/02/police-bullying-victim/ and http://photothisandthat.co.uk/2010/06/30/congratulations-to-romford-police/. During 2011 justice was found and Jules Mattsson won his case and recieved compensation and an apology from the Met.
This is just one case but we know that there are many more out there.

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2 Responses to Discussion – Do the police “BULLY / ABUSE” victims???

  1. Susan says:

    I think these days people will say or do just about anything to get what they want, no matter what venue your referring too. Integrity and honesty are disappearing virtues in our society today! It may not start out as bullying, but it ends that way. Its a real shame!

  2. B Spencer says:

    I have always been skeptical of stories about Police bullying tactics until it happened to me over this weekend. When my fiance arrived at my Manchester home after driving from work in London on Saturday night, he was clearly exhausted and tired so, after checking I hadn’t been drinking, asked if I would drive for him, while we set off in search of a chinese take-away that was still open in the small hours of Sunday morning. We were both very tired but thoroughly pleased to see each other after being apart for 6 weeks, so we had both dressed up for one another and keen to find somewhere and return home so we could enjoy each other. I had been driving for about 15 mins when I saw blue lights in my rear-view mirror and heard sirens, just as I was approaching a roundabout so immediately pulled over. A female officer asked me to step out of the car, saying they had received a tip-off and had reason to believe I was driving under the influence, warned me that I was going to be tested for alcohol and read me my rights. While she radioed for other officers with breathalyser test, to attend the scene, I could even hear police helicopter flying overhead. Registered disabled with a chronic condition of Raynauds Disease, by the time approximately 5 or 6 other officers appeared on scene with breathalyser test, my fiance knowing about my condition and could see I was becoming distressed, walked over to put his coat around me. The situation became even more shocking when my breathalyser showed up as ‘zero’, because the officers just seemed to insist that because we were ‘tired’, we were carrying/had taken drugs and were searching all over Sam’s car and in my handbag, which I had left in the car. I overheard the female officer say to one of the other officers, “What is he like?” to which he replied, “He’s as spaced-out as she is”. At which point, I interrupted and explained that, “Sam may appear spaced-out because he is simply exhausted and I may seem spaced-out because I have just woken up after falling asleep after replacing my transdermal Morphine patch a few hours earlier, because I am registered disabled”. It just seemed such a waste of our time and Police resources to find we had done nothing wrong but, they just seemed adamant they wanted to find something. Why were there approx 6 officers with 3 cars and a helicopter hovering overhead when the Police could not say which offence was committed and why was there so much nasty/negative attitude from the officers?

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