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It's easy to judge from the sidelines, but I found this quite sickening. I can accept that some people might make inappropriate comments in private and that it might all get overblown, if it comes to light. However, cops watching video footage that they no longer had any need to watch and asking to 'see her minge' is way over the line. It's a form of sexual assault.

 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-67958136

 

'Police officers mock body-worn video of semi-naked woman.'

 

'Later that shift, the female officer began viewing body-worn video of the woman's journey inside the van while at her desk in Newbury Police Station. Three male colleagues, including the tutor, gathered around her laptop and watched the footage while making "sickening" comments about her - according to Faisal, who was also in the room. His witness statement, which we have seen, records the types of comments made by colleagues. He reports his tutor saying the woman had "crusty" or "manky" breasts, while another officer asked to see her "minge". A fourth male colleague also joined a discussion about how much money officers would need to be paid to have sex with her. One suggested £500,000, another said £250. Faisal says officers referred to the woman by name and were clearly aware of her identity - and watched the footage despite the female PC's decision that charges would not be brought.'

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13 hours ago, Mikhail Liebestein said:

Seems to be endemic in the police. They recently reviewed background check offences and had to fire a load of officers with criminal records, so definitely some bad eggs in the mix.

 

I don't know about endemic, but it is very concerning. If this is the sort of environment that Wayne Couzens existed in, then I think that it probably would have affected his outlook and behaviour. On occasion, someone can do something wrong or say something inappropriate. They can get pulled up on it, realise it was poor behaviour, say sorry and move on. With the officers in this case, it seems to be more about ingrained defects in their character; rather than an isolated incident of poor behaviour. You can't just say 'Sorry' and brush it under the carpet. The officers involved should have been suspended and faced a serious misconduct hearing. To keep their jobs, they should have shown a clear understanding of why what they did was wrong and shown genuine remorse. And that's only if what they did wasn't deemed criminal. Personally, I think it was criminal. Who would want folks like this turning up, after dialling 999? Probably more interested in seeing minge, than busting crims.     

 

The journalists pursuing this case have done well. However, I think there are two things that they shouldn't let up on. Firstly, the excuse that the whistleblower's departure from the police had nothing to do with his whistleblowing needs to be scrutinised much harder. Sounds like a load of bullshit to me. Secondly, the Sergeant who is said to have shown the whistleblower job adverts outside of the police and heckled him needs to feel some heat. A journalist needs to ask him some very hard and searching questions. He can't just be allowed to waltz off.        

 

 

 

11 hours ago, bamboozooka said:

employ a crook to catch a crook

 

You mean, that we need to recruit some career criminals to keep an eye on the cops?

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On 2/6/2024 at 9:07 AM, Useyournous said:

To think I used to tell my children if they lost me outside they must go to a lady with a pram or a police man. How times have changed or how bloody thick I was!

 

Times have definitely changed. To say society has really sunk; doesn't mean you are saying all used to be fine and dandy. Society has really sunk. This is the DIF and one can't really afford to get emotional, over this that or story. Otherwise, one probably won't last long. It is also good to try and play devil's advocate, as things aren't usually very black and white. However, what I will say is that the more I have had time to dwell on this story, then the more sickened I have become. Especially about what did and didn't happen, after the whistleblower came forward.

 

P.S. Berkshire Plod. Keeping women and girls safe, on the mean streets of Newbury! 🤥 

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On 2/6/2024 at 9:07 AM, Useyournous said:

To think I used to tell my children if they lost me outside they must go to a lady with a pram or a police man. How times have changed or how bloody thick I was!

Today it could be a bloke identifying as an LGBT woman with the pram, and the copper would be a paedo/rapist.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-68242197

 

'Police failed to investigate officer abuse complaints, say women.'

 

'The women are represented by the Centre for Women's Justice, which is accusing the force of systemic misogyny. It alleges that, in some cases, the police investigators had a connection with the accused officers.' (How can that ever happen?)

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