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Am I wrong to think if a policeman has been disciplined for 'Inappropriate contact'

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DuelingFanjo Wed 17-Jul-13 13:15:19

then he did make inappropriate contact and shouldn't be trying to excuse his and his colleague's behaviour by saying this woman was actually rejected by him and she's making it up?

story here about a woman who has been stopped countless times, many times by the PC's friend and been fired from jobs because of the police information held on file!

I found some stuff cached in google here which explains more (and involves another PC).

This stuff, the abuse of power by the police particularly when it comes to women and sexual crime, just makes me feel so mad.

HeySoulSister Wed 17-Jul-13 14:19:51

i'd take all that with a pinch of it Sarah,Serena or Katie?

quoteunquote Wed 17-Jul-13 14:20:12

All the officers involved should be fired.

MrsWolowitz Wed 17-Jul-13 14:22:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ParsingFancy Wed 17-Jul-13 14:26:08

BBC story here.

ParsingFancy Wed 17-Jul-13 14:34:44

To quote from a letter to Thames Valley Chief Constable Sara Thornton from Katie’s MP Dominic Grieve QC (who also happens to be the attorney-general), "most of them [the intelligence reports] come across as entirely lacking in substance, and to border on the utterly trivial." One report notes only what Katie was wearing, others that she was playing her music too loudly. Another, reporting that she was tailgaiting police, came around the same time as her vehicle was actually struck by a police van, for which Thames Valley apologised.
(From the Private Eye article.)

DuelingFanjo Wed 17-Jul-13 16:30:00

sorry - what are you expecting me to take with a pinch of salt? The story that has been covered in the national press or the Cached thing I linked to where they substituted the name Katherine with 'Serena'?

Catkinsthecatinthehat Wed 17-Jul-13 17:34:32

The Today Programme on R4 covered it this morning around 6.50am (it's on Iplayer). I would assume that the BBC would have done some due diligence before running it. For example I assume that she's got paperwork to back up the claim that she's been breathalysed over 50 times in the year following ending her relationship with the PC.

It does raise some serious concerns about Enhanced CRBs, and the 'soft' information which can be used against you when you've not been charged, certainly not convicted in court, and aren't given the opportunity to defend the allegations against you as you're not aware of them.

Catkinsthecatinthehat Wed 17-Jul-13 17:38:33

And here is an article from her local paper in which the police admit that some of her many complaints "resulted in disciplinary proceedings against officers." Note the plural.

currentbuns Wed 17-Jul-13 19:21:04

Sickening stuff

edam Fri 19-Jul-13 23:33:16

It is a horrible and bizarre case. Poor woman. Astonishing that the police force haven't dealt with the officers who are abusing their power to carry out a campaign of harassment and intimidation against this woman.

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