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cocky driver

Richard Exley
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When I was a young probationary officer, my tutor constable had a prior engagement to go to so he dropped me at a road junction and told me to stop vehicles and report any offences, he would collect me in around half an hour. I stopped a van for having a defective light. The crusty old driver decided to kick off, the usual, "haven't you any real...

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A foxes' life on the A20

Sean Hollands, former KentCounty Constabulary Traffic patrol.
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One summer evening on the A20 near west Kingsdown, Kent, together with a colleague, whilst on main road traffic patrol, we came across an accident, in which a huge fox had come off the worst in an argument with several passing cars. Having got the traffic flowing again we were left with the poor fox, which was breathing but apparently unconscious,...

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The American Legal System

Paul Thompson
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This took place in Charlotte North Carolina. A lawyer purchased a box of very rare and expensive cigars, then insured them against, among other things, fire....

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Sudden death.....

John (Met)
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Funniest blooper I've ever heard in my 23 years in the Met so far was when a probationer PC attended a 'sudden death' in a flat in Whitechapel, East London. The probationer was unsure of what to do and so called the section sergeant down. The sergeant duly walked into the flat where the young PC was standing and said to the PC " find some air...

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My cuff justice: Naughty but nice experience for great-great granny Josie

Force makes dream come true for 92-year-old who asks to be arrested after a 'life of being good'.

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Chief's commendation winner Simon Loveitt is still an arresting case

Ex-officer from 1980s detains violent teen despite being punched six times and bitten on the chest.

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On a More Serious Note

Attacked, vilified, exhausted: Is the world's finest police force sinking to its knees?

Retired Met Officer Chris Hobbs says, at the time of writing this article, one of the most distressing YouTube videos he has seen was still showing footage of a man dying on a London street having been stabbed.

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Major crime units have lost more than a quarter of officers since 2010

FoI and Home Office data uncovers 'chilling' cuts to regional and metropolitan forces.

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Police 'excessive restraint contributed to death' in Taser arrest

Force notes more could have been done to de-escalate struggle at probation hostel.

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