How could he get that wrong? Perhaps he acted rashly. No one is perfect, not even police officers. It follows that in many instances, police officers will make mistakes while they are working.
It seems the UK officer had been on the lookout for a skinhead in jeans in his twenties who had been stalking the town of Chorley, Lancs, armed with a sword. The officer blasted the sixty-four year old man with a 50,000-volt stun gun when he walked to his local pub. Dah! That makes the error twice as bad.
Now a disciplinary hearing has ordered the Pc to apologize to the victim, but ruled he will not be sacked.
The furious victim slammed Lancashire Police for offering no justice. He said: “If I had a pacemaker I would be dead. I have lost faith in the police.”
In another report released today, thousands of people are at risk of harm or even murder because of widespread police failure in England and Wales to tackle domestic abuse.
This is a shocking problem. Women are in a difficult position when their husband or partner treats them with violence.
One million calls a year are made to the UK police relating to domestic abuse and almost 58,000 victims were at risk of serious harm or murder. The report said three women a fortnight were being killed by a partner or former partner and a third of all assaults recorded by the police related to domestic violence.
I had no idea the figure was so high. The police tread a narrow path in dealing with this type of crime. Sometimes, the woman will change her mind and return to her partner. His hold over her is strong.
The justice system works for me. Maybe that's because I've never had a serious problem. An aborted break-in is the only thing I've needed the police for. I found them helpful, efficient and polite.
What is your opinion of the way policing works?