Pyro Tim wrote:
I won't click on daily mail, but it sounds like the Bournemouth one. If it is, she got off because she's a copper
She was/is a hobby bobby (Special Constable) and whilst you've only got my word for it I can assure you the matter was dealt with as thoroughly (if not more so) than it would been had she not been. The CPS are the ones who set and decide charging standards, Police only decide on very minor charges now. I for one would very much have liked to see her before a court for this incident. I know it's no consolation to the victim but at least she'll be kicked out by PSD for gross misconduct in due course. The bad old days of closing ranks and protecting our own is well gone mate. There's no place in the job for people like her.
i can see how people might think that coppers look after their own - and to a certain extent, i shared this opinion too, but much less so now. but i agree with retrocomeback here. just because 'justice' doesnt seem to have been served, doesnt mean the police had any influence in the matter. there are plenty of people as police officers that will have exactly the same opinion as you and I on this matter. phone or no phone, if you aren't paying attention, you are driving carelessly. i even stop listening to the mrs when i'm driving because i find that distracting enough, let alone sit with a phone on my lap (which can't be that easy if your driving a manual) - besides, how did she make or take the call without pushing the buttons/holding the phone in her hands.
but the law is very black and white and if the boxes aren't ticked, it wont see any further beyond that.
lying through her teeth that girl. she knows she did wrong and as usual, the victim and their family pay the higher price.
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