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Two cops placed on restricted duties after video shows officer smashing car window

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The Met Police has placed two police officers on restricted duties after an incident which happened on Friday night.

Police have also confirmed that having stopped a vehicle based on information relating to a man who is of interest to police. On conclusion of the incident, the officers identified that the driver was not the man in question and he was not arrested.

Met Police will now investigate to examine if the officer’s use of force during the incident was justified.

The incident took place at Weedington Road, NW5, at around 17:00 hours on Friday, 16 September.

The video shows a uniformed police officer repeatedly telling him to “get out of the car”, saying the driver is “not allowed to drive it”.

The officer then hits the driver’s side window with what appears to be a baton.

 

The driver, who filmed the footage on his phone, can be heard saying “I’ve got a licence. I’ve got insurance. You’re smashing this for no reason.”

The Police Officer is then seen hitting the windscreen and shattering the glass. The officer then uses what looks like a pen knife and starts slicing around the damaged glass.

The driver who only wants to be named as Leon has said that the incident was a case of mistaken identity and he believes it was a completely unlawful act.

 

A Met Police spokesperson confirmed “As soon as the MPS was made aware of the footage, the DPS was contacted immediately.

“As this matter is in its early stages, the officers have not been suspended or placed on restricted duties.”

We should not be quick to judge this video as it only lasts for 60 seconds. We do not know the circumstances leading up to this.

Simply If you are not going to come out your car the police are going to smash your window and pull you out it is as simple as that.

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Heartwarming cops share chips with man who hasn’t eaten for days

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Two police officers this evening shared their chips with a man they found on the motorway who hasn’t eaten food in days.

The caring cops showed compassion and humanity when they could have just nicked the lad and sent him off to the cells.

But instead of taking him straight into police custody they stopped off for some chips.

Showing a truly caring side of British traffic cops who often don’t get the best press.

“The cops from the Leicestershire road policing unit tweeted that they had found on motorway suspected to be an illegal immigrant into the UK.

“He’s not eaten for days and we’ve not eaten for hours, so we’ve all shared some fine English cuisine …… a bag of chips!! 👍🏻 🍟”

These truly caring officers have shown this evening that police officers have hearts and they do care about people.

Policing is not always about crime, it’s the small acts of human kindness that go a long way.

We praise these officers for their genuine out of kindness out of their own pocket.

Helen tweeted “I know you’ll probably get people complain but. Compassion, humanity and care are great qualities.”

UK Cop Humour tweeted “Fab stuff and whilst we’re on the topic of spuds: why do potatoes make good detectives? Because they keep their eyes peeled.”

ElAine tweeted “I know some people’s heads will explode at this but well done for your compassion.”

Simply policing at it’s best. What ever your views you have to admit this is compassion and humility at it’s best.

These cops truly deserve to be recognised for great policing work.

Not every job needs to be a tick box, just because it’s a suspected illegal immigrant doesn’t mean they should be treat any different.

Top job with excellent policing skills, that will have ensured this suspect didn’t cause any problems for the officers.

Full up on chips, the officers then processes this man through custody and will refer to the home office immigration services.

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People injured after explosion at London TubeStation

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Police have evacuated a tube station in North London after terrified commuters reported an ‘explosion’ at the height of the rush-hour.

Homeowners and shopowners were told to stay inside after emergency services swamped Southgate Tube Station shortly before 8pm.

There are not believed to be many casualties.

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Awww Cleveland Police have just recruited these four legged friends

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Put your paws up for our two new recruits, Maggie and Skye who are the newest and youngest additions to the Force. At just 12 weeks old, the two English Springer Spaniels will soon begin their training to become Specialist Search Dogs.

Dog Trainer Constable Darren Gobie and Police Constable Chris Lambert are the lucky handlers of the pups. PC Lambert teamed up with a year 4 class at Myton Park School in Ingleby Barwick and allowed them to choose Skye’s name.

Chris and Skye will regularly visit the school over the next 18 months to allow them to follow her training process.

Speaking of the collaboration with the school, PC Lambert said: “I thought it would be a great idea to tie in with a school in the local community.

Recruiting new dogs is a huge deal and it’s an exciting and educational opportunity for the pupils to meet a police dog, choose her name collectively as a team and to better understand the training process for police dogs, and police roles in general.

The children were delighted to participate in this and I am sure they will all build a lovely bond with Skye over the coming months.”

PC Lambert, along with partner agencies will also be using the visits to the school to deliver lessons on internet safety and safety around animals.

The officers and the dogs will need to work very closely as team throughout the training process to build a special bond together.

Training is both mentally and physically challenging for both the dogs and handlers, as every programme must be passed to qualify.

Specialist dogs are used to detect a range of things with their highly developed sense of smell such as money, explosives, drugs and firearms.

They are also trained to work in public places including licenses premises to search for people in possession of narcotics.

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