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Rotting from within

The legal profession should learn from recent police corruption and ensure that a few bad apples don't spoil the rest of the barrel, says Felix

17 June 2014

A once ritualistic love-in with the Police Trade Union turned into the biggest telling off in recent political history. Stunned and shocked were the delegates at being told by Teresa May that
if they will not clean up their
act, the government would do it for them.

It is chilling that a police officer can volunteer to be a false witness to an incident at the gates of Downing Street. One wonders how such a person was recruited, trained, passed out and served. One wonders at the culture that allows three officers to behave as they did after meeting Andrew Mitchell.

There are clients who are philosophically resigned to being stopped routinely by the police, for being at loggerheads with them as a matter of course.

It is a strange and perhaps welcome by-product of the whole Plebgate affair th...

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