Here is a suggestion from the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police that the rules should change so that is made much harder to take legal action against the Police. Given the undoubted influence that Senior Police Officers and ACPO have over government, are we now entering a time in which government will use their power to amend the law so that State Authorities are able to act against the ordinary citizen without without any fear of the consequences? I hope not. READ - The Guardian 10th October 2010. Maybe, certain senior Police Officers are getting too big for their boots? One may wonder just - (a) what the Home Secretary's immediate response will be and (b) what will happen "longer term". Will government quietly accede to the Commissioner's request?
Addendum 11th October: "Sir Paul Stephenson must not tolerate police abuse of power" - The Guardian, Fiona Murphy. "The Cost of Poor Policing" - Jules Carey, Guardian 11th October.
Addendum 15th October: Read the Solicitor's Journal regarding the story of barrister Colin Challenger who was arrested and handcuffed at the High Court.