Police and economy of truth
Wednesday, 24 December 2008 17:32

Our police are coming in for a lot of criticism recently, and quite rightly so.

First we had the arrest of Damien Green, then the accusation that the Conservatives were trying to obstruct the enquiry, and now the revelation that the police who arrested Mr Green were recording the whole affair in secret. This sounds like underhand covert surveillance. This column has highlighted the wearing of so-called head cameras by police before, and the intimidating nature of such devices. They make the police unapproachable. This latest revelation is a sad comment on the people who are running our police.

If police want respect and cooperation they need to be honest, something they seem to find increasingly difficult like their political masters.



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