Three Metropolitan Police Service officers have been charged with assault following an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).
On 2nd April this year, PS Dave Mattock, 36, A/PS Callum Ferguson, 26, and PC Jack Beadle, 26, from the MPS’ South West Command Unit allegedly witnessed a disturbance on a bus.
After investigating the disturbance, the officers removed a 17-year-old male and other youths from the bus.
Following the incident, the MPS received a complaint that the officers used excessive force. The complaint was referred to the IOPC.
In September, the IOPC passed a file of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service, which authorised the charges contrary to section 39 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988.
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Another pointless investigation and prosecution file sent from the not fit for purpose IOPC. Just how do they expect 3 officer’s to deal with a large group of teenagers who were kicking off. I would be interested in seeing the IOPC deal with a large group of teenagers kicking off with their touchy feely approach they would be the first to shout for assistance instead of dealing robustly with the situation.
In our current blame and woke culture, one must wonder whether these officers were simply robust in their dealings with stroppy youths. Of course, they will face the full force of the law. Had the youths assaulted the police officers, nothing would have been done beyond perhaps a mild scolding.
Society continues to crumble around us while senior officers do nothing. My neighbour had his motorcycle stolen from a locked garage down a locked access way. The thieves were caught several times on CCTV, left behind some pliers that might have had evidence on them and there were a couple of potential suspects who had seen him working on the bike when removing some rubbish from another property.
Official response? Insufficient evidence. Claim on the insurance. This did not take place at night. Not a bit of it. They were video logged mid afternoon.
Bramshill must be shut and most senior officers made redundant with new people brought up through the ranks following Peel’s philosophy on policing. It created the finest police force in the world and one which went on to train many others. Not any more.
Reasonable Force. Police are allowed to use it. !!