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Did Police Record Themselves Making False Arrest And Assault At Student Demo?

by | 17th, March 2011

WITH the words of Ian Blair echoing in our ears – the former Metropolitan Police chief said protest and rebellion are healthy – we meet the three coppers who allegedly conspired to arrest a 20-year-old male who had broken through the police cordon at the student protests at Parliament Square in December.

At some point during his police interaction the man’s face came into contact with a police shield and his tooth was chipped, allegedly.

It is claimed that the officers of the law began to plot how to arrest him and fit him up. They would say he had voiced an intention to commit criminally damage.

We know this because – and do feel free to enjoy this – one of the officers was wired. It is alleged that every part of the plan was recorded on tape.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) informed the coppers that they were under investigated for gross misconduct and criminal matters.

Says Rachel Cerfontyne, the IPCC commissioner in charge of the investigation:

“We are investigating a serious allegation that an officer colluded with colleagues to abuse his position by arresting a young man on false grounds. We will also be looking at the circumstances of how the man suffered a broken tooth during his detention.”

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police adds:

“We can confirm on the 11 February 2011 the Metropolitan Police referred to the IPCC concerns about the alleged actions of three Police Constables involved in the policing of the student protest on 9 December 2010.

“We have also referred a connected complaint made by a man alleging unnecessary force was used by an officer against him during the student protests of 9 December. The IPCC has decided to independently investigate and it would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage.”

We’ll let you know the outcome…


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Student Edward Woollard leaves City of Westminster Magistrates' Court, London, on bail after being charged with violent disorder during last week's riots over tuition fees.

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