Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Lying is 'not misconduct' when Police do it

Lying is not misconduct when it is done by warranted policemen, the IPCC announced today. An IPCC spokesperson said:-

"Police officers have frequently to tell lies as part of their job - lies to courts and juries, coroners, investigators and to other police officers. Sometimes, officers even have to lie to Parliament and select committees. It is therefore completely inappropriate to pursue any action for misconduct against officers who lied to Mr Andrew Mitchell and subsequently lied to the press and public, their own senior officers and members of the IPCC. There is no distinction between the formal, official lying they undertake as part of their job and lying undertaken in their own time."

A Police Federation spokesperson said "These officers lied in the finest traditions of the force and deserve nothing less now than immediate retirement on medical grounds on full pay for having undergone the stress of an IPCC enquiry"

Mr Mitchell's comments cannot be printed.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is this the Daily Mail website? Not quite as clear-cut as you make out R.
Jaded

Ian Hills said...

It took me some time to realise that IPCC didn't stand for Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...another pack of liars.

right_writes said...

The police and the politicians deserve each other...

We the people, deserve better.

G. Tingey said...

Makes you wonder how many people are still being fitted-up, doesn't it?

Dailymail said...

I have always found the police to be liars and cover up specialists. It's hardly surprising that they should be caught out lying and then covering it up.

Better watch my back!

Anonymous said...

Theresa May needs to fire all three Chiefs for covering for their senior officers in order to set an example. Loss of faith in the police is too corrosive to trifle with.

Coney Island

Edward Spalton said...

As I just wrote to my MP, if the filth could stitch up Mitchell they can stitch up anybody - and even when found out, nobody's to blame. And I used to think I lived in England!