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PostPosted: 02-06-2013 14:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

I worked in a cinema as a student. I was told that ever someone (IRA most likely in those days) phoned with a bomb threat the advice given was to ask them where the bomb was, when it was due to go off. We were also advised to ask them their name, address and why they planted it.
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Devon police 'sent to wrong town' after burglary call

Officers were sent to the wrong Devon town after being called to a burglary at a shop, it has been claimed.
More than £5,000 worth of cigarettes and alcohol were stolen from Sue's of Combe Martin early on Friday morning.
Owner Sue Sussex claims a burglary was continuing for an hour after a 999 call was made, but officers went to Ilfracombe, five miles away. Shocked
Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed they had received a formal complaint and are investigating.

Ms Sussex, 61, claims CCTV shows a burglary started at 01:00 BST and continued for three-and-a-half hours.
Despite a witness's call to police at 02:30 BST and two further calls at 06:00 and 06:30 BST, police did not arrive at her shop until 07:30 BST.

"The witness was on the phone to the police for more than two minutes," she said.
"He told the police that it was Sue's of Combe Martin, it was on the junction of Borough Road and Cross Street, immediately opposite the garage on the A39, and that there was someone actually in the shop at that time.
"They were actually in my shop for more than an hour after the call was made, emptying my cigarette unit.
"They would have been caught red handed if the police had turned up."

She added: "They (the police) had sent two cars to Ilfracombe, where there hasn't been a spar shop for about 16 years." Rolling Eyes

Ms Sussex, who has run the shop for 42 years, also claims police had the witness's name and phone number but did not contact him.
"I understand that the incident was logged off as being dealt with," she added.
"I was totally devastated. The sheer incompetence, and I just feel totally let down by the whole incident.
"They were given such precise instructions, so it's awful."

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "A formal complaint has been made and it is being investigated by the professional standards department."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-23599796
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PostPosted: 12-08-2013 21:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this is the best place for this... Wink

Gwent Police officer 'sex on duty' disciplinary process criticised

Gwent Police has been criticised for the "unacceptable" way it dealt with a complaint about an armed officer who had sex on duty.
PC Shaun Jenkins was carrying a gun when he met the married woman in a Caerphilly house in 2010.
The woman's husband complained when the force decided it was not a dismissible offence.
The IPCC said Gwent acted too hastily and failed to disclose he was on duty in its original report.

Officials say PC Jenkins gave the un-named woman a lift in the force's armed response vehicle before going to a nearby house where they had consensual sex - with his gun apparently "around his ankles" during the act. Shocked
While this was happening, a police colleague waited outside in a patrol vehicle for 40 minutes.

The matter came to light six months later when the woman's husband made a complaint about the officer's conduct having learned of his wife's infidelity.
Gwent Police initially decided their officer's conduct was not a sackable offence.

The IPCC said a report sent to both the husband and the police watchdog "failed to mention" that PC Jenkins and his colleague were on duty and armed at the time.
Neither were told that he was in possession of a firearm which was in a holster in his trousers, following redactions to the force's original report.

PC Jenkins was dismissed from his job after an appeal by the IPCC although he was reinstated following another appeal.

Speaking after publication of a report into the case management, IPCC Commissioner for Wales Tom Davies said: "Any officer having sex on duty is unacceptable behaviour that falls well below what is expected of all police officers.
"Those who carry firearms are rightly subject to the highest standards of training, procedures and discipline.
"The manner in which this complaint was originally handled by Gwent Police is unacceptable and their attempts to 'fast-track' the complaint and deal with it outside the formal regulations are not good enough."

Mr Davies said while accepting the reinstatement of the officer by an independent police appeals panel, he was surprised by some of its findings.
"The finding of the police appeals panel that the gun was never out of PC Jenkins' direct and immediate control because it was in a holster, attached to his trousers, which were attached to him, albeit around his ankles, is surprising. Laughing

"I am also bemused by the panel's conclusion that his conduct did not significantly downgrade the protection to the public because there was nothing to suggest he could not have been back in the police vehicle within a minute or two.
"These findings can only undermine public confidence in the credibility of the police discipline system."

The IPCC said the force breached the rights of the complainant - the husband - by finalising the disciplinary process and giving PC Jenkins a final written warning before the husband could exercise his right of appeal to the IPCC.

A Gwent Police statement said: "Gwent Police notes and fully accepts the findings of the IPCC report which was critical of the force's handling of a complaint against a serving officer.
"Our complaints handling processes have been reviewed and improved as part of our on-going efforts to ensure we provide the best possible service to the public."

The IPCC said the force's head of professional standards was disciplined and removed from his role for the way the case was dealt with.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-23666339

Can't resist this:
"Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just pleased to see me?"
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PostPosted: 12-08-2013 22:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

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before going to a nearby house where they had consensual sex - with his gun apparently "around his ankles" during the act
You have to wonder how this detail was noted.
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PostPosted: 12-08-2013 22:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

" . . . there was nothing to suggest he could not have been back in the police vehicle within a minute or two.

Indeed the Latin motto of the force - Ponet. Erue eum. Extergunt super aulaeis!- translates as Whip it in, whip it out, wipe it on the curtains!" Shocked
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Iustus a velox unus
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You only have one Vauxhall Velox?
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China police officer who threw infant sacked
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23806782

A Chinese policeman who grabbed an infant from the arms of her father and threw her to the ground has been sacked from the force and formally arrested.

The man, who is in his 50s and a police veteran of about 30 years, has been in detention since earlier this week.

The seven-month-old infant suffered a fractured skull but is now said to be out of danger.

The officer, who was drunk at the time of the incident, made a bet with friends that the girl was only a doll.

The incident was covered up by the local police for almost a month, and the officer was only punished with 15 days of confinement by his superiors.

When outraged local officials broke the story to news media, it caused a nationwide uproar.

The local police chief has now been suspended. In his own defence he said he was waiting for forensic results before taking legal action against the officer, but the father of the young victim refused to have her examined by police doctors.

The police chief explained that he did not want to make the incident public before legal procedures could take place as he was concerned about protecting the image of the police.

He also said the police department had given 20,000 yuan ($3,266, £2,095) to the victim's family.
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Australia police lose swallowed ring
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25252790

Diamond rings (file image)

The diamond rings were stolen from a shop in Indooroopilly, Queensland
Australian police say they have lost a ring swallowed by a man under arrest after trying to rob a jewellery shop.

The man is accused of stealing and then swallowing two diamond rings from a jeweller in Queensland last week.

He has been in custody ever since so that the rings could pass, but police say they now fear one of the rings has been thrown out in a bag of waste that was not searched.

Police said they thought the man would tell them when the ring emerged.

"With the benefit of hindsight, it's easy to sit here and say we should have conducted a secondary search regardless," Queensland Deputy Police Commissioner Ross Barnett said.

"This is a rare and difficult set of circumstances, no one sets out to lose evidence."

"They've done the best they could... unfortunately there was a gap in the processes they put in place."

The waste has been sent to landfill and police say searching for it would be prohibitively expensive. They are discussing compensation with the shop owner, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation said.

But they said the absence of the ring would have "no detrimental impact on the prosecution".

The other ring is still inside the suspect, an X-ray has shown. He is being taken daily to a special toilet used by the customs service at Brisbane airport, and is also being monitored.

"I'm sure, without having spoken to him, he probably regrets it," Mr Barnett said. "It's not a pleasant way to spend a week of your life and it's not over yet."
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Can't be very pleasant passing a ring through your ring.
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A diamond in the roughage.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIBTg7q9oNc

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Do you think those carats counted towards his five a day?
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Italian girl ‘sexually assaulted’ riot cop with a kiss
Published time: December 15, 2013 11:26
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http://rt.com/news/italy-protester-kiss-police-271/

A demonstrator kisses a riot police officer.(AFP Photo / Marco Bertorello)

An Italian student protester may end up in court after a photograph of her kissing a riot police officer started making the rounds and became hailed as a symbol of peaceful protest. She may now face sexual assault charges.

The incident happened during a demonstration against the construction of a rail link in the north of Italy.

Nina de Chiffre, a 20-year-old protester, had used the opportune moment to first kiss, then lick a police officer’s helmet visor. The moment was caught on camera, and the photo ended up going viral. It was hailed as an example of sending a message of love and peace and non-violent protest.

But the situation quickly went south for de Chiffre, after the Italian police union – COISP – ruled that the act was in fact sexual assault, and filed a complaint with a court in Turin, Italy’s La Repubblica reported on Sunday.

“We have accused the protester of sexual violence and insulting a public official,” said Franco Maccari, COISP’s general secretary, adding that the union “fully [expects] an investigation to start”.

Seeing the matter in a positive light is not on the cards, apparently, because “if the policeman had kissed her, world war three would have broken out,” Maccari continued. “Or what if I had patted her on the behind? She would have been outraged. So if she does that to a man on duty, should it be tolerated?”

Maccari appears very angered by the incident and doesn’t see any message of peace in it. He said it was “hardly a peace gesture, more a provocation.”

“A kiss is a positive thing,” he said, “but in this context, between these two people, it was just disrespect,” Maccari concluded.

De Chiffre’s own explanation of her actions may surprise her supporters as well, as it confirms Maccari’s assessment.

“No peace message… I would hang all these disgusting pigs upside down,” the young Italian wrote on her Facebook page, Italian media reports.

Talking to La Repubblica, she explained that the kiss was an act of indignation at the police force for allegedly beating up another demonstrator.

De Chiffre knew the police would not attack, following the kiss, she said. So she proceeded to touch the officer’s lips as well, while licking his helmet.

But now her act of defiance has not only brought her wide acclaim, which she apparently had not asked for, but also may land her a criminal record.
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Published time: December 16, 2013 21:33

A policeman holding a cocaine brick (AFP Photo / Policia Federal

A New York couple spent nearly a month in jail after a Pennsylvania state trooper mistakenly identified two bricks of homemade soap as cocaine and arrested them for transporting the drug.

On December 12, law enforcement authorities officially dropped the charges against the couple – 26-year-old Annadel Cruz and 30-year-old Alexander Bernstein – who were pulled over in Pennsylvania as they were driving from New York to Florida.

According to a criminal complaint obtained by the Morning Call newspaper, Cruz was driving five miles over the speed limit on November 13 when a state trooper pulled her over. The officer apparently questioned her about the car, a new Mercedes-Benz, which Cruz said was a rental.

The trooper said he smelled marijuana, to which Cruz replied that she had smoked earlier that day, just not in the car. She gave the trooper permission to search the car, and the ensuing search turned up two brick-size packages that were encased in plastic wrap and red tape.

Although Cruz said the bricks were soap that she made herself, a field test performed by the officer identified the substance as cocaine. The officer also found marijuana in Cruz’s bra.

The couple was arrested and charged with intent to deliver cocaine, possession of cocaine, and conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia. Additional charges of possession of marijuana, disregarding traffic lanes, and speeding were applied to Cruz. Bernstein was jailed on a $500,000 bond, while Cruz was under a $250,000 bail.

While the couple spent the month in jail, tests by the state police lab confirmed that the bricks were composed of soap. The Lehigh County district attorney’s office eventually dropped the charges, but attorneys for the couple told the Morning Call that they suffered from racial profiling.

"I think it is a nice car with out-of-state plates and a Hispanic female behind the wheel" that triggered the officer’s interest, said attorney Josh Karoly, who represents Bernstein. "If it was me driving that car, this wouldn't have happened."

"After this, everyone should pause about jumping to conclusions when a field test is said to be positive by law enforcement,” said Cruz's attorney, Robert Goldman. “There are people going to jail on high bail amounts based upon these field tests."

The field test also came under fire from Karoly, who questioned whether it was performed properly or if it ever actually occurred.

"A young man spent a month in jail, spent a substantial amount of money to get out of jail and missed Thanksgiving with his 17-month-old son," he said. "To do that on a field test, we better be darn sure that these field tests are accurate."

Police have yet to comment on the incident, though Goldman said Cruz had no criminal record before she was pulled over.

"Her name is all over the place, making light of her defense that she was just transporting soap," he said. "She was labeled online as a drug dealer, she was incarcerated with people who do commit crimes. It's going to take her a good deal of time to get her good name back.”
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