Shameless Cop Caught on Camera Framing Innocent Fracking Protester for DUI

21st Century Wire says…

Watch this video, and prepare to be amazed. It’s an extraordinary sight, especially when it’s caught on camera…

This incident took place at Barton Moss, near Manchester, England, on the site of a peaceful anti-fracking protest. The UK police officer shown in this video has been caught red-handed on a power-trip gone too far, or so it seemed. What eventually transpired was even worse than that.

First the officer in question (pictured below) clearly shoves the cameraman knocking him to the ground — and appears unbothered by what he has done, but he’s only getting warmed up. Not content to merely to harass and intimidate (that’s come to be expected by police in the new corporate security state), he then attempts to frame the man filming on a fake DUI charge — only the victim was actually a pedestrian walking on a public footpath.

Dodgy-Police-Officer-at-Barton-Moss-Fracking-Protest
MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE: If you see this officer at a campsite, steer well clear of him.

It’s clear from this footage that the videographer was targeted by this crazed copper because police didn’t want him filming them as they roughed-up peaceful protesters (since police appear to be able to wipe their conscious while playing the role of corporate thug, they don’t like the idea of being filmed at their worst).

After lying on camera claiming that the innocent man filming “already admitted to having a drink”, this shameful police officer then hands the victim over to two new police officers who threaten arrest if the victim does not consent to giving a roadside breathalyzer test. The victim then refuses and the two brainless police officers proceed to place the victim under arrest. 

The second two police officers will probably give a predictable ‘pass-the-buck’ excuse like, ‘we were just doing our job – we were told that the man handed over to us had been drinking and driving’. But they didn’t bother to question the fantastic accusations of first dodgy copper. Worse, the second two officers were so dumb, they didn’t even consider checking to see if the man actually owned a motor vehicle in the first place. Still, they still arrested him anyway. Straight out of Keystone Cops, only these two are real.

The facts stand, and one only needs to view this short 6 min video to learn that this cameraman was not breaking any laws – while the police broke many laws.

Herein lies the problem. Can the public afford to have officers who cannot actually think for themselves? Answer: no. Can the establishment or the fracking corporations afford it? Answer: absolutely. They prefer it.

Just how arrogant, or stupid, is this willfully deceitful police ‘officer’ really? And to do it in full view and on camera? Incredible, on all counts. The police in this video seem to enjoy preying on weaker, non-threatening members of the public. We have to ask ourselves why this is? Is it a psychological condition? Whatever it is, it’s clearly institutionalized.

Secondly, after viewing the footage (below), the public should ask themselves, if this first policeman is ready to break such a fundamental tenet of law enforcement conduct – like falsifying evidence and testimony, then what else is he capable of ? Perhaps, bribery, ‘looking the other way’, covering-up an investigation, or worse? It’s a fair question.

As bad as these police are, it’s even worse that they are essentially acting on behalf of a powerful energy ‘fracking’ consortium whose board members are firmly embedded inside central government… 



Our recommendation: the first copper should be sacked or indicted. Clearly, he is low-empathy individual who does not appear to be mentally equipped to interface with the public in a sensitive situation. His skill-set is better suited as a nightclub bouncer (mind you, we have seen bouncers who handle themselves much better than this cop). The second two police need re-training or maybe transferred to work the gate at HM Prisons (assuming they pass grade for that job). 

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  • Trevor Howard EnglishImagespho

    Just wait untill they find that their pensions are being frozen ‘en-bloc’ to save money to cover the cost corporate fat cats pensions…. Then we’ll see who’s side they are on………. ! ! !

    • Buzz Teddy Head

      They also have to drink from the same poisoned aquifers as us.

    • RapidRay01 .

      Do you really think they are that smart ?

      • pamajoh

        I’m afraid you are right – takes a certain mentality to obey orders without question. They are working against their best interests here.

      • Max

        If you are referring to police in general: you can take that ignorant opinion of yours and shove it up so far up your ass you choke on it. There is a police graduate program in the met specifically for recruiting people with a 2.1 or 1st in their degree which would suggest a degree of intellect, something in stark comparison to your comment. If you are referring to to the officers in this video i.e. the main culprit and the other two, just refer above to my take on the other two as I dispute that the other two can be honestly labelled as stupid or insulted to the extent they have been.

        • RapidRay01 .

          Your emotional rant and lack of intelligent response exhibits the typical police mentality ? Some degree of intelligence ? My dog also exhibits a form of intelligence , but I would never allow him to run amuck in the public ! As far as your educational training , you might go back and ask for your money back ! Your sentence structure and punctuation are rather lacking .

          • sbut

            well said

          • Ant E Stupid

            If we are having a English and IT lesson, I think you’ll find there are no spaces between words and punctuation. Just saying.

          • MissCostello

            “if we are having a English lesson”, it’s “AN English” not “a English” – just saying.

          • RapidRay01 .

            You be wright ! Thanks for the heads up !

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        • sbut

          academically educated people are generally the shittest kind of people

        • Albert Tatlock

          Are you honestly saying that high academic achievers can’t be morally and ethically bankrupt?

      • tomas rader

        What planet r u peeple from? Popo in the US live in gated secure hoods. To protect their families they would work for free as long as the elite continue to provide room and board in that gated community. After the SHTF. The PD … after brews.. . admitted that they don’t go into bad hoods (let the hood police itself). LAPD officer face to face said the hoods r a self cleaning oven. … turn up the heat to hi and the crap burns off the walls.

    • James

      Compensation for police misfeasance should come from the police pension pot and not the public purse. It would surely shake things up between bent and lawful coppers.

      • Max

        What a terrible idea. By punishing those in question by effectively drawing out money from ALL other officers pensions you would simply be Inciting mass unrest within those who had done no wrong. You are a bitter and spiteful person who merely wants to see all whom you generalise falsely as ‘bad people’ under the title of “police officers” punished for crimes committed by the minority who hold such position.Your indiscriminate suggestion is folly and makes no sense at all. Perhaps you would have all those who fall into the upper/middle/lower class bracket pay compensation for crimes committed by others in their according class? The same foolhardy principle could be applied to any group of people whether it be social, environmental or economic grouping. Hammer me down if I’m wrong and pelt me with examples but I cannot think of a scenario where punishing the innocent for the crimes of the guilty has ever worked out well and not caused upset.

        • James

          Are you police? The minority of police officers are protected by the majority. In the UK we have the legal concept of “joint enterprise” which makes the police cupable for the crimes of the police.

      • tomas rader

        The popo have pension pot? Same as or better than skunk?

  • ceonwulf

    The police officers should be NAMED and SHAMED. Some PEOPLE SOMEWHERE MUST KNOW WHO THEY ARE. These people would of been brought in from other parts of the country so people don’t recognise them. THIS SHOULD BE PASSED AROUND EVERYWHERE so their families can see what filth they are.

    • Copulate The Coppers

      Definitely. Names and addresses so that we can do something about these cunts.

    • shane

      the main copper who lied is GMP 4302

      • WinstonsDog

        GMP = Greater Manchester Police.
        Says it all then.

        • Libty Beaty

          GIMP

          • WinstonsDog

            GIMP? Me or the GMP?

          • Libty Beaty

            gmp not you hun

    • jcalex

      I`ve been saying that for years.I have never received a reply,or,comment about it.

    • Dave

      What an idiot with the camera. I’m guessing the police officer mistake
      ‘tea’ for ‘two’ when he originally asked the question and I can’t really
      see what the Police have done wrong other than that. The cameraman was
      being deliberately facetious and seemed to me like he just wanted to
      make a video to post on the net! Much a do about nothing. Just supply
      the breath test and prove the police wrong if you are telling the
      truth…. I doubt you were.

      • Spanner1960

        The point is, so what if the guy had been drinking? Since when was that against the law? The copper was trying any damned excuse he could to nick the guy, and that is totally obvious.

        • Dave

          Do we know if he had been driving? You can be asked to give a breath sample if the Police suspect you have. Suspect is completely down to an individuals opinion.

          • Spanner1960

            I don’t know where you get your info from, but in the UK, you cannot be nicked for DUI unless you are witnessed in direct possession of a vehicle.

            There is no legal definition for the term “in charge” so each case will depend on its exact circumstances and facts. Generally, a Defendant is “in charge” if he was the owner/in possession of the vehicle or had recently driven it. He is not in charge if it is being driven by another person or is “a great distance” from the vehicle.

          • Painting With-needles

            it is hearsay and not evidence which cant be used in a court of law but then again we all know the courts arent lawful when acting on statute law/acts they are unlawful administrative hearings

          • Libty Beaty

            WELL SAID

          • Ant E Stupid

            Unless your living in 2005 I think you’ll find hearsay can be used – but hey oh why would anyone think you would research your comments

          • Touchofsanity

            He was a member of the camp. They were sleeping there. He hadn’t driven anywhere. Suspect – in an official sense – is NOT down to an individuals opinion. There has to be reason to arrest someone. All that guy had was fabrication.

        • Brian Fox

          He mentioned his blue merc he oviously new the guy, these bottom feeders have to have a drink before the can shoot there mouth off, there nobody till drunk. If he had taken a drink to boost his bravardo before he came out , the merc could be nearby ,so he didnt want the breath test

          • Spanner1960

            There is no legal requirement to take a breath test unless you are actually with a vehicle. The cop didn’t have a leg to stand on.

      • the nonfiction

        Dave you must be a police. The police was 100% wrong. He need to be fired.

        • Dave

          lol not at all. And maybe the Police were in the wrong, but 99.99% of the time its the general public in the wrong and the police have a thankless job not helped by idiots out to try and prove a point. If I find a burgualr, I’ll be calling 999 and asking for the police, I’m sure most of the anti-police hypocrites would do the same….

          • Tom

            Hi Dave, what are you basing your 99.99% statistic on?
            Also, even if that statistic is accurate. Does that mean that the .01% should be belittled?

          • Dave

            It wasn’t meant as a matter-of-fact statistic to be honest, more of a, ‘the vast majority of police officers are hard working honest indivduals trying to make a living’. And no, the 0.1% shouldn’t be belittled, they should be dealt with by their employer. Disciplined like all wrong doing should be. If it’s gorss misconduct, then dismissed. I just feel like the Police force is the one profession where everyone looks for the bad things. I’m 35, been in contact with the police once for speeding at 17, 3 points and a £40 fine. Beyond that my experience is observatory.

          • MissCostello

            “It wasn’t meant as a matter-of-fact statistic to be honest”

            In other words, worthless, baseless shite.

          • Dave

            Thats all you have taken from that! Another just looking for an argument and to bash the police no doubt. Well done.

          • MissCostello

            “Thats all you have taken from that!”

            Quite honestly, there wasn’t a lot to choose from.

          • Touchofsanity

            Of course it’s all he’s taken from “that”. It’s all that it consisted of. You make up numbers off the top of your head, then get annoyed when people realise you have zero credibility? As for your “vast majority” theory, try asking anyone who’s actually worked in the force. There are decent police men and women, but they are the very ones who will tell you they are fighting against a tide of deceit and corruption.

          • daveguapo

            search google for “the bent coppers ” list if you think the problem is so small

          • Ant E Stupid

            How about search google for stupid jobless gobshites the list would be endless. No matter how much you slate the police, when the shit hits the fan 999 puts it right, and if we ‘all’ followed the law, instead of thinking the world owes you the world would be a better place

          • daveguapo

            no here sounds anti police.. they are anti CORRUPT police, as everybody should be. shaming the ones who are in the wrong makes our police better!

          • WinstonsDog

            A bit like the lying bent piece of shit in the Plebgate affair?
            I like your style – keep it coming.

      • ettuspadix

        ‘tea’ for ‘two’, i could understand. but then making up the ‘fact’ that he could smell alcohol was an attempt to discredit the video evidence, deceptively clever. i would guess that this ‘officer’ has been caught by video evidence before, and was prepared. this specimen is most decidedly no fool. if you take the breath test in a situation like this, you are giving your consent to the charge (which was that he was IN CHARGE of a MOTOR VEHICLE). the videomaker was correct to withdraw his consent.

        • Dave

          Thats an assumption that no alcohol could be smelled. I wouldn’t know if taking a breath test was considered giving consent for a charge, but I’d be surprised if that was the case.

          • Ron.

            shame on you guys called policemen

          • Libty Beaty

            they are no longer police men/women they are policy officers there to enforce policy fines acts ect working for profit

          • Brian Fox

            the guy with the camera was there for profit, to sell the pics , that makes him worse, you get about 5 protesters and the rest are shit heads there for a day out and a bit of cop bating . send a bulldozer down, get rid of the cops if you move you move if not be part of the tarmac simple

          • ettuspadix

            The videomaker was simply arrested improperly; this is patently an officer making work for himself in order to justify the overtime he’s getting bunged. should the CPS ever decide to prosecute this case, which i very much doubt, they would have to bring a charge of drunk and disorderly, not drunk in charge. so the original officer failed in his duty. what he was trying to provoke here was a breach of the peace, and the attempt failed. the videomaker was in the right, because he was clear, concise and non-violent.

          • Dave

            Arrested? I must have missed that.

      • Cormac

        My main problem with the cameraman right now is more the fact that he doesn’t give a breath test. He is 100% right that they have no evidence of him driving there. it is a policemans word against his, that is all. Other than that the police officer should maybe have the decency to ask to see the footage of him not saying that he has had two drinks instead of ranting on and being a div. This was a diversionary tactic to take the man with the camera out of a crowd of people who are being strong-armed, you may say no, but three men around one as he shows pain and states that he is not resisting?

        I am all for the police, but some of them (maybe just that .1%) don’t even know the laws they enforce.

        The cameraman is right to state that he is a pedestrian on a public road, but his refusal to take a breath test is infuriating as he could do it, get it over with and be on his way, and then expose these guys for what they are, but he doesn’t.

        Oh well :S

        • Adam

          Cormac, Cormac. Dear, Sweet Cormac.

          If tell people I believe you have committed a crime, would you give me permission to search your house to prove my belief is unfounded. Americans have the 4th Amendment but British Common law has a very similar principle. Police need reasonable suspicion before Constable Plod demands you drop your pants so he can do an anal cavity search. Constable plod here is just making stuff up.

          Secondly, from the video clear he is being set up. If he provides a specimen, what is to say the cops who are trying to set him up won’t rig it?

          Use your brain. If someone is setting you up, don’t play along with it or you’ll get done like a dinner.

          • Cormac

            HAHA!!! dude! the guy is holding a camera!! if he wants to do the test and film it he can, he knows he is in the right. You my friend are going under the assumption (that as we have already, is not true) that all police officers are assholes, that none of them will believe you and that if you show THAT video in a court of law that no jury would see you in the wrong.

            If you have no faith in the system that is fine, but it is people poking holes and not backing them up that cause the problem. if they wanted to test me for drinking and I hadn’t been drinking I would tell them to go ahead. if the police wanted to search my home on suspicion of a crime I would let them. if you have nothing to hide then fuck it. My question to you would be what are you hiding if you can’t even trust the people sworn to protect you?

            I understand some are crooked and that as a rule humans lie, cheat and steal, but don’t tell me to use my brain when I see as plainly as you do. I know that people need reasonable suspicion, but it is quite obvious to me that that shit doesn’t matter here. Constable plod as you have so nicely named the officer in the video (I know you didn’t but I’m taking it and running with it :D) tells everyone else so they believe him. but they believe him in a situation where they are trying very deliberately to take the guy with a camera out of the picture. If all you have to do is blow into a machine that has two lights on it, then that’s fine. if it was an anal cavity search I could understand but really dude??? who’s the one who needs to use their brain?

      • Peter Donovan

        Dave. The case was dropped through lack of evidence. The officer blatently lied, as we ALL heard. The cameras are there to record all that goes on at Barton Moss, and they are used by the police constantly too. The cameraman knew his rights, and also knew that he had not been driving that day, nor had he had a drink. That particular officer, an inspector I believe, is a disgrace to the police force and should immediately be suspended (in my opinion), and if not dismissed, demoted and retrained.

        • Dave

          I’ll bow to your superior knowledge Peter, I have no knowledge of the case other than watching the video. If that turned out to be the case then the officer should be suspended I would agree. His integrity is now under question and I would possbily see his role in the force as untenable. I would just love to see non protestors turn up to everyday police matters and video them and show what a good job the vast majority do.

      • Ceri Jones

        Did you see what started this, a group of Policemen grabbed a guy around the neck (from behind) and then proceeded to rough him up, the cameraman was targeted because of this. The rest is hard to watch it was a power trip and that idiot sucked other unsuspecting Police officers into his lies. His story went from did you to definitely seeing the (drunken) man driving, incredible he made all that up as he went along and you could see him stop think up more lies in the video.

        • Brian Fox

          rough him up , are you joking, the protesters are disrupting people trying to work on getting your gas bill down, a bunch of crusty tosser,s with nothing to do and the people who dont want the lorries down there street., nuke them out the way

          • hearditallbefore

            I think you need to read up on the facts before you comment. Our gas bills WILL NOT go down. That is absolute fact, as ministers have stated so. Google it if you don’t believe me. This is exactly why these “crusty tossers” as you call them, are fighting this. The only people that are making any money from this are the big corporations.

          • Ant E Stupid

            Gas bills may not go down, but at least we’ll have gas to warm our families. Are you protesting about save England or the planet as if we don’t get energy from here we will get it from somewhere else. I don’t know you and I agree you are probably a nice person with a cause this week but ask yourself are your extended family cooking dinners over a bonfire and keeping warm by wearing big coats and extra cuddles, or walking everywhere and if the answer is no, Why not start your protest at home and “IF’ you can make them believe move to friends

            Standing in front of a few trucks isn’t going to stop a potential 35 year energy source for the whole country, let’s all get real

          • hearditallbefore

            So why say that gas bills will go down, if you knew they wouldn’t?

          • Ant E Stupid

            I never said gas bills would go down, that wasn’t me. Do YOU and YOUR family use gas?

          • hearditallbefore

            Sorry Ant you are right, wasn’t you. Apologies. No we don’t have any gas at all, but up until recently still had to pay standing charge.

          • Ant E Stupid

            I don’t know you so I don’t want to call you a liar, but it is very hard to believe that your family including parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters don’t use gas. What do you / they use to cook and keep warm. Where do you live…. The moon

          • hearditallbefore

            me and my immediate family do not use gas, our home is run entirely on electric, we have solar power. Now my extended family is a different story, nothing to do with mine, my husband and my children life. They don’t have to answer to me.

          • Brian Fox

            It is a far better idea that find farms in the sea, that has ruined the sea side tourist industry , with there scrap yards in the sea , giving enough power for a 1OO watt light bulb. BIGGIST FARCE OUT

          • hearditallbefore

            I have no idea what any of that sentence means.

          • Brian Fox

            sorry I am DYSLEXIC i am talking Wind Farms the biggest bad thinking ever, they have raped the sea of its beauty to swap for a junk yard in the sea. Many east coast sea side resorts have seen the bookings disappear , Has the main reason to go to the sea side is to see the sea, now hundreds of wind turbines blot the landscape to power a light bulb or maybe 2

          • MissCostello

            “Many east coast sea side resorts have seen the bookings disappear” ,
            Goodness me, that’s shocking! Ban all Wind Farms now! “Talking Wind”- you certainly are…

          • Brian Fox

            The Goverment has just done that scraped all off shore wind farm projects , don’t the sell news papers near you

        • Ant E Stupid

          What started this…… People blocking a highway and having to be forcibly removed by officers, not roughed up. Please help with how professional protestors can be removed from blocking the path of workers without force?

          • Ceri Jones

            The thing is people are protesting because fracking is fracturing the ground beneath where people live, nobody knows for certain what effect it will have, mind you with people like you around, the country will be in an even more sh** mess than it is now. Just roll over and let the big money boys do what they like, people who say off shore wind farms are useless so fracking is better. Well too late wind farms are built maybe you simpering roll overs will learn one day it’s FOR THE MONEY, MONEY, MONEY and you wont see the benifit of any of it.

          • WinstonsDog

            It’s called “Peaceful Protest”. Emphasis on the “Peaceful”.

          • Ant E Stupid

            So if one person decides to have a ‘peaceful protest” and sits on a road blocking people going to work, and the peaceful protestor decides to sit there for a week- the police should just let him. The country would come to a standstill very quickly. So again what should be done to clear the road as I’m sure the police would love your opinion

      • Mark Brown

        How Blinkered are you? The Copper is a disgrace to proper policemen, he is a bullying Shit and deserves the sack!

  • Kristoffer Stout

    what an asshole

  • dave j

    As a Scottish football fan,I witness Police harassment on a regular basis,they are out of control and need reined in

    • Iain Montgomery

      I’m a Scottish football fan too, and I don’t see this on a regular basis.
      But then I don’t have a chip on my shoulder about religion or irrelevant history.
      I don’t think that’s a coincidence.

      • dave j

        As always it gets turned into a Celtic bashing exercise, the recent FAC (fans against discrimination) March was attended by supporters of many clubs,who’s own fans have been discriminated against,as to remark about chips on my shoulder,I come from a mixed background so religion is an irrelevance to me.

  • cheryl

    is it right that police can not arrest or charge you if you do not give your details to them or if they can find any details on you to prove who you are?
    or they can arrest you but not charge you without knowing who or proving who you are first?

  • Chris Lonergan

    This footage should result in disciplinary action for the officers involved. It could also be used as part of a training exercise in how to alienate the public, but describing the officer as a psychopath is unhelpful. He may be badly-trained, rude, ignorant, aggressive, bullying and apparently unaware of the fact that pedestrians cannot be arrested for drunk driving, but there is no evidence that he is a psychopath.

    • Buzz Teddy Head

      Plenty for authoritative personality disorder though.

    • Dave Knight

      “ignorant, aggressive, bullying”
      That is a description of a psychopath

      • surt_the_fire_giant

        That bears no relation to a description of a psychopath.

        • James

          It does. Psychopaths often object to exposure.

          • Max

            You can be ignorant, aggressive and a bully without ever being a psychopath. Equally a psychopath could share none of those traits necessarily.

          • James

            In that case those characteristics would make one a sociopath. Basically a sociopath is someone with the potential for empathy who develops psychopathic characteristics. An example would be a new police recruit who is inculcated into a psychopathic police force by wearing a white pillow case as a KKK hood and go “coon hunting” on their down time for fun at Hendon Police College.

            Yes we know and we have videos.

        • Dave Knight

          World English Dictionary

          psychopath (ˈsaɪkəʊˌpæθ)

          — n

          Also called: sociopath a person afflicted with a personality disorder characterized by a tendency to commit antisocial and sometimes violent acts and a failure to feel guilt for such acts

          • surt_the_fire_giant

            Yes. That is the dictionary definition of a psychopath. It bears no relation to your original post, which says:

            “ignorant, aggressive, bullying”
            That is a description of a psychopath

            I think I’m being pretty clear here. Where’s the debate?

          • Dave Knight

            Ignorant = personality disorder

            Aggressive = personality disorder, antisocial, violent

            Bullying = personality disorder, antisocial, violent

      • Wonder Wiggle

        Bullying is the biggest trait of any psychopath, i never not known a bully who isn’t, bullying is the evidence he is, so what is the definition of a psychopath by nature then, must have changed and i missed the briefing.

    • Jerry Simon

      Disciplinary action?
      If that means dismissal in disgrace, PLUS trying him in court for false imprisonment, assault, or whatever are the offences he’s committed, then OK…
      But if it means having a go at him, dropping his rank, making him undergo further training, then saying “Right, don’t you EVER do that again. Now, get back to work”, then I strongly believe that’s just not good enough. He shouldn’t be in the police.
      (Or committing assault at the door of a nightclub. It’s not alright ANYWHERE)

      • Darren Corr

        the officer was not assaulting him he was using resanoble force to move someone. now I don’t agree with this situation at all from the officers in question hear they can not detain a person with out 1st and I must stress this catch the person or person’s involved with a crime 2 they must assess the right cause of action to be taken agents the accused and then place them under arrest 3 they should not be making up allegations agents a person with out 1st seeing them in the act and 2nd with probable cause of doing it. To say we saw you drinking and driving when the guy was clearly on a public walk way and accusing this guy of said act with out evidence is defamation of character and slander. The coppers hear have it all wrong and should be suspended

        • Jerry Simon

          Wasn’t this the same policeman who pushed cameraman over for filmng? THAT’S assault.

      • Max

        If a policeman goes to court he is likely to lose his job anyway. A dropping of rank is an especially big deal when you weigh up that if that his deferral to a lower rank would mar his record for life and would amount to however many years of work to earn said position being lost or wasted. I think that a demotion of rank would be a perfectly acceptable punishment when you take in the knock on effects i.e. less likely to reach the position again, if ever and less pay etc. If accompanied by retraining then this would still be an acceptable punishment.

        • Jerry Simon

          Is the question only one of PUNISHMENT? You can bet anything this policeman KNOWS it’s wrongdoing to push someone over for filming the police, and absofuckinglutely knows it’s wrongdoing to try to frame him on a false charge – but he did it anyway. So – has he not proved himself unfit to be a police offcer?

    • MrDamage

      This officer didn’t lie and frame his victim because he’s badly trained and it’s absurd to suggest he is unaware that pedestrians cannot be arrested for drunk driving given he clearly referred to the victim’s alleged “blue mercedes” in an obvious attempt to create a pattern of facts to support his absurd allegation out of thin air.

      The officer demonstrates multiple character traits that indicate psychopathy, he lacks impulse control (shoving the videographer to the ground, inventing obvious lies while being recorded), disinhibition, meanness, bullying behavior, defiance of authority (police officers are subject to the law and this officer defies numerous laws) and problems with planning and foresight (pulling all this while on camera is profoundly stupid)

    • daveguapo

      should be sacked, end of, he lied to get an innocent member of the public arrested

    • tomas rader

      badly-trained, rude, ignorant, aggressive, bullying and apparently unaware of the fact that pedestrians cannot be arrested for drunk driving, but there is no evidence that he is a psychopath. In otherwards a typical brit.

    • MissCostello

      “no evidence that he is a psychopath”

      What did you have in mind?
      Definition of a Psychopath;

      Collins; ‘Person afflicted with a personality disorder characterized by a tendency to commit antisocial or violent acts and a failure to feel guilt for such acts’.

      Oxford English; ‘Abnormal social behaviour, mentally or emotionally unstable’.

      Which bit doesn’t fit?

  • Predrag J. Maranovic

    Police in this video are Totally out of control – this is like a bad movie we’re living in now. What has happened to our police???

    • Ant E Stupid

      Please give a solution on how to move protestors without force? As asking them in plain English doesn’t seem to work

  • Janice Goodson

    Hell that copper needs disciplinary. Biggest BS i have heard. Just bullying tactics. No rights given ??????????

    • crsbt .

      i would call this a criminal act NOT just bullying.

  • Sykylash

    This officer is an inspector ….

  • barrydavies

    A night club bouncer would be better equipped to deal with the public than this, they could probably train the police how to act in a stressful situation, and all Prison Officers would be trained better in handling someone than the lack of skill displayed by the police.

    • Predrag J. Maranovic

      Agreed. I think the article lets them off lightly.

    • Ant E Stupid

      I totally agree bring in the bouncers to keep the road clear in front of the workers and help forcibly remove anyone contriving the rules. Let the police go back to fighting crime and helping their communities

  • Ray Forster

    Two points. 1, nothing has changed since Hillsborough, The police can and will “fit you up” if it suits them. 2, i am all for fracking. Low energy reserves = we need fracking. If government wants it, it will happen. You protesters will be brushed aside. Simple. So give it up eh? Coz you WILL be made to cave in!

    • Wayne Fruitilitous Horton

      Well thats it then, lets just sit back an let the elite an corporations do as they want then.. Thats the attitude..

    • Copulate The Coppers

      Another scum copper. Nothing better to do? No protesting grannies to beat up tonight?

    • ceonwulf

      This seems to be the problem Ray.

    • daveguapo

      you work for south yorkshire police?

    • MissCostello

      If you’re “all for fracking” – then do us all a favour and Frack Off!

  • Ray Forster

    I come from a mining family. Many of you people old enough to remember did not give a 2 shits flying fuck about us back then. But in a nutshell, that happened almost daily. Not all of you, but many, yes, were oblivious. . So get over it coz you protesters will lose out. The end!!

    • Buzz Teddy Head

      I come from a mining area as well. If the miners had facebook and recording equipment in abundance as we have now maybe things would have been viewed differently. Who knows. People should never give up fighting for our freedoms though.

    • Peter Donovan

      Ray…I had/have the greatest sympathy for what Thatcher put the mining communities through. A lot of people cared, but we were not able to communicate as we can today. Support from afar was pretty well impossible. The thing I have to disagree about is who will win. The tide is denifinitely turning in favour of the anti frackers, and as they propose more wells around the country the protests will become even stronger. I truly believe that we will win.

    • Copulate The Coppers

      We’re well aware of the agents provocateurs that MI5 shoved into the picket lines to start fights with the police. It’s well documented, but you’ve been caught defending the police already, so if you’re not actually a copper you must be a filthy scab apologist which is just as bad.

    • Simon Saunders

      The protesters today are the direct inheritors of the ones who wandered the streets of towns up and down the country raising funds for the miners. It’s despicable that you use the inaction of people who refused to help your family out then as an excuse to turn your back on the people who fight now. Your family should be ashamed of you.

      • MissCostello

        Well said.

    • daveguapo

      wrong attitude mate, because you never got all the help you needed fuck everybody else?

      • MissCostello

        Spot on.

    • MissCostello

      My roots are from Durham miners – my father fought all his life for better working conditions and the rights of working class people . No miner worth his salt would speak against those brave enough to stand up for a just cause, whether you agree with it or not. If my father was here now, I know what he’d be calling you and your bitter, twisted logic. FRAUD!

  • Jim

    Captain Hindsight: If you don’t want to be arrested by the police, don’t refuse to give an alcohol breath test.

    • Predrag J. Maranovic

      Really? A breathalyzer test for walking? Since when did this law come in? The guy doesn’t even drive, the old bill made it all up.

      • Jim

        We’ve seen a snapshot of what happened. We see the guy recording fall over pretty exaggeratedly at the beginning – either he fell over to make it look worse, or he had a drink and couldn’t hold his balance. If he has had a drink and he was indeed a pedestrian, why would he lie and say he only had tea? Seems like this guy just wanted to antagonise a police officer, get it on video, and didn’t think it would end up with him being arrested.

        I wonder what the outcome of the breath test was. Does anyone have a link to that part of the video? Or is that not available…

        • Peter Donovan

          The member of public was pushed backwards and took a tumble…no doubting that. He did NOT lie, had NOT had alcohol, and when he appeared in court ALL charges were dropped through lack of evidence. He was not antagonising the officer….just refusing to be bullied. You must have heard the officer lying, as the rest of us did, so why are you trying to protect him, and his colleagues? You really need to keep up with what is happening at Barton Moss and see the almost daily aggressive behaviour of the police. He was not antagonising the officer….just refusing to be bullied.

        • Copulate The Coppers

          Feck off copper. Don’t try to defend your police scum friends.

        • Dave Knight

          Jim is a cop or an apologist for the wankers that now infest the police services.

          • andy

            just look at the similarities between this farce and the ORGREAVE MINERS ESCAPADE…. bullying tactics … if the public knew there basic rights this would lead to police prossecutions… and theres no video of this in custoday for obvious reasons , jim . you fool…. surprises me they didnt delete the footage…. hmmmm missed a trick there didnt they

          • ceonwulf

            I know ex-police who worked with agent provocateurs in the miners strike….

        • Simon Saunders

          As said above, the “case” was dropped.

        • Dale H Grimshaw

          You sound like a cop …. you’re trying too hard poppet. You clearly didn’t watch the video properly if that’s your assessment. He was the clearest sounding “drunk” I’ve ever heard. Any jury will laugh this out of court. The funniest part is that you know that too. :-)

        • Shelagh Pratt

          Yep I agree Jim, seems just a little set up to me, and he was arrested for not supplying a breath test…

          • daveguapo

            oh my god……again..he wasnt driving, or in a vehicel or in charge of a vehicel, even if he WAS paralytic drunk, he couldnt be done for DUI as he wasnt even NEAR a vehicle, when did it become a crime to drink alcohol in this country?

          • Ant E Stupid

            HE WASN”T ARRESTED FOR DRUNK IN CHARGE – HE WAS A ARRESTED FOR FAILING TO PROVIDE A SAMPLE OF BREATH. Provide it walk off, don’t provide it get arrested and get yourself some shit fame for being stupid. Why not apply for Big Brother

        • daveguapo

          you fuckin mong!!!!! he wasnt in a car, have you ever been over the legal alcohol limit while WALKING? when did that become a crime you idiot? if so you should hand yourself in to the police like the good little bitch you are

    • Gary Barker

      If you don’t want to be arrested by the police, be a quiet meek little mouse like you and stay at home while the people with guts try to save the country you live in. Coward

      • Ant E Stupid

        Saving a country by sitting in front of a truck everyday for months? If it I was that easy we’d all do it. How about get yourself a job and put something back. Soldiers, fire officers, paramedics, nurses and yeah the police, save your country everyday.

        You can shout and scream at how bad they are, but like me you go to bed and sleep easy knowing they are there

        • Gary Barker

          So you condone this behaviour?

          • Ant E Stupid

            No the behaviour of the lawless cameraman was disgraceful, Refusing to move behind a designated cordon, and after smelling of alcohol by an officer and having been ‘suspected’ of driving, refusing to answer when you had last consumed alcohol, then despite numerous warnings by an ‘ officer of the law’ refused a breath test which ultimately got the attention seeker arrested. Like you I don condone his behaviour and I think warning wasting police time would be appropriate, do you agree?

          • Gary Barker

            I’d say you have a problem with the truth if that is what you see. You are an enemy of the people, who wants to willingly surrender our rights and freedoms to a police state, just because you are scared of your own shadow. So just another coward.

          • Ant E Stupid

            So what is your solution? let the non contributors do what they want, sit in front of lorry says they have a strop over how the country gets it’s energy. Do you use gas?

          • Ant E Stupid

            Really what have you done for the freedom of the people, pay taxes and contribute, I think not?

          • MissCostello

            You really need to ‘see someone’ or get out more; possibly both. How do you KNOW he smelled of alcohol? Were you there? Don’t tell me. Let me guess. You could smell it….the ‘fumes’ wafted out from your pc screen……try reading this……

            http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/salford-anti-fracking-protester-sue-greater-6676499

    • Thats Right

      your a slave. don’t forget to always ask your master for permission.

    • daveguapo

      or dont have the audacity to walk around in public you dolt! there is no crime in being over the driving limit in public while walking, so why SHOULD he give a breath test? what does it prove even if positive, you a really are thick

    • MissCostello

      BAAAAAAH!

    • Ant E Stupid

      Well said – I cannot see how the people on here don’t see that

  • anyoldiron

    I would never have believed a word of that “innocent until proven Guilty” Man if he had TOLD me of what took place had it not all been recorded on camera. My faith and trust in our Police Service (SERVICE?) has completely gone. I hope by now he, and the others with him are all now EX-Policemen.

    • James

      This happens all the time especially in London. The vast majority of this kind of framing happens to ethnic minorities and black men.
      For years people would not accept it and always sided with the police. They even hang around schools to target 5th and 6th form black boys to gift them with a criminal record in the start of their lives. Those who are a tad too clever or cannot be compromised are targeted with slander campaigns and organised stalking to criminalise with made up criminal reputations.

      • Guest

        ethnic minorities and black men ??!!
        only in your small frame of mind maybe. do you actually get out much,ie, to other towns and area’s?.
        my friends most of which are white have been targeted so many times i cant count.
        does this mean there only targeting white men?
        i think not.
        grow up.

        • OXO

          Well think its you who carries a big head and a small brain. He said especially in London, go look at stats that will tell you blacks are more likely to be stoped, searched, arrested and convicted. It is called “Institutionalised Racism”!

          • Michael Jackson

            I think starting to discus race on this is not helpful. This is about a police officer falsifying an allegation. Leave the race arguments and look at what this is about – or go and comment on numerous other posts about institutional racism. #itdoesntmatterifyoureblackorwhite

          • James

            Oh but it is helpful because it is fact. To negate the experience and the victimhood of people is to side with the victimisers.

            My advise to anyone being framed by a police officer or a police authority is too complain as often as possible until you get justice. The police are corrupt, secretive and riddled with criminals and psychopaths.

          • Michael Jackson

            No… You’re missing the point. Shouting racism when it is not the subject in hand is a distraction to the topic being discussed here. I’m not disputing it happens but has no relevance to this post. Labeling all police as corrupt is utter nonsense. This post highlights one in particular who is not conforming the rules he should. Get off your soap-box.

          • James

            Racism is alive and well in the UK. It is sneaky, denied and vicious. The distraction you object to is the challenge to your blissful ignorance.

            As for my “soapbox”, it is a platform I use to make my comments. Every time the government makes a sanctimonious statement about racism in some foreign country, I send their embassy annual reports from various civil rights groups in the UK.

            You have no idea how racist the institutions in this country really is. While there has been improvements in race relations between ordinary people, institutions in this country inculcate racism – often disguised – as internal ethos.

          • Michael Jackson

            I’m far from ignorant on this matter but you are devaluing genuine racism cases by shouting it when there’s no need to. This therefore means those who are not aware turn their heads away at the first accusation of racism. It’s real and it happens, agreed. I commend you on your proactive approach to highlighting in to government but commenting on forums of ‘ordinary people’ in a preachy way just makes you look like a knob.

          • James

            So it is really my “tone” that bothers you.

            People who turn their heads away at the merest hint of allegations of racism are in denial or most likely racist. I am not interested in them but rather actively explain the nature of British racism to foreign nationals. Most recently I have been sending documentation on institutional racism to the Romanian embassy. You see, the Romanian people did not like what the British press was saying about their citizens.

            I really don’t need to discuss anything with “head turners”. Do you actually think people should simply accept racism in order not to offend creatures like you?

          • Michael Jackson

            No it’s bringing up racism when the topic isn’t racism. Your seemingly pointy finger ranting that appear to come across as labeling all police and to a certain degree all white people as racist could be regarded as offensive.

          • OXO

            Obviously you are talking about it while you are saying we
            should not. That is exactly the point as most “Caucasian” have for some reason
            guilt when talking about race and racial conducts.

            The point boils down to “When the Nazis came for the communists, I remained silent;

            I was not a communist. When they locked up the social democrats, I remained
            silent;

            I was not a social democrat. When they came for the trade unionists, I did not
            speak out;

            I was not a trade unionist. When they came for the Jews, I remained silent; I
            wasn’t a Jew.

            When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out.”

          • Rogoraeck

            Forgot to add. I was not a Trotskyist?
            Trotskyist were the one coming for you!

          • daveguapo

            of course there is racism and institutionalised racism,but there is no racism in this video!!!! theyre all white as far as i can tell so why bring it up here?, its divisive, as you can surely tell by the replies to your comments? there is strength in numbers, and you are keeping the numbers down, if you want to make a real change join forces with other like minded people, if you want to seperate yourself from the argument by bringing race into it, you will be the one who is left weaker for it

          • James

            If you wish to responsed to my comment follow the thread. The police have been framing people for years and the frame people of colour because of their colour but no because of doing something like the guy in the video.

          • WinstonsDog

            There is no racism or colour in the video/topic.
            Please leave your hangup, “chip on the shoulder” racism view at home!
            If you’re THAT bothered about how black or brown you appear, then go live in Africa. Problem solved.

          • Junis

            Your comment is laughable. The video shows that ‘white’ police officers are not the good guys. However, when the arrested are non-white, most white Britons are more than happy to believe the police.

          • WinstonsDog

            No racism here, move along.

          • daveguapo

            no one is denying the police and the state are racist, but by turning THIS issue into a racist issue you are missing the point, we are much stronger if we stand as PEOPLE against all rather than races of people gainst injustice to their own “race”

          • Junis

            I concur with your comment. I am of South Asian descent and it has not been lost on me that not only is the police racist, but so is the judicial system. I cannot understand why ‘white’ people are in denial about it.

            http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2155891/Jailed-Gangsters-shot-police-officers-force-helicopter-luring-scene-firebombing-pub-summer-riots.html

            How is it possible for a ‘white’ pedophile to get inadequate punishment while victimless non-white ‘criminal’ get such catastrophic long ones?

          • WinstonsDog

            Here you are again Junis with your “racist” shite.
            The topic doesn’t discuss race in any way shape or form.
            Whilst I personally wouldn’t piss on a copper if he/she were on fire, they have a job to do – some do it well, some do it not so well. This copper falls into the latter category.
            I dare say that in your south asian country, any dissent is met with swift justice by your police force by use of a big stick or possibly a bullet. Perhaps the British Police should use the same tactics? Go back to south asia Junis and try to change the regime in whichever country you hail from and don’t try to change the one in Britain – we’re quite capable of that ourselves.

          • daveguapo

            agreed, this is injustice by people who we look to for justice, goes beyond race

          • Junis

            As I have mentioned in other comments, white Britons DO support police brutality when the poor victims are black or brown. Check the comments under the following British newspaper article:

            http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2155891/Jailed-Gangsters-shot-police-officers-force-helicopter-luring-scene-firebombing-pub-summer-riots.html

            In stead of being outraged by an obscenely long disproportionate prison sentences, the comments are showing their support.

          • Max

            I understand and know the point you are trying to make and I agree that there is institutionalised racism within the police, but this cannot be generalised to all police and additionally the higher numbers of blacks and other minorities being picked up by police does not necessarily mean that there is any racism at all. The cause and effect have to be viewed correctly i.e. institutionalised racism = higher number of arrests made of minorities, however higher numbers of arrests of minorities does not mean racism exists at all. Also just to leave off; if someone is stopped, searched, arrested AND THEN convicted, then they are guilty so you can’t complain about that at all really. The stopping and searching of innocents however you can because then you have ground to argue cases of profiling and labeling etc.

          • WinstonsDog

            It’s not institutional racism. Stop pulling the race card. If people break the law, black or white, expect to be pulled over. Especially in London – more black crime anyway.

          • Shawn White

            So the system’s not racist – just you? Mr. “more black crime anyway”.

        • James

          I am sure people who happen to be white occasionally get targeted by police who also happen to be white. However, in large cities where there are concentrations of people of colour, white police officers specifically target people of colour because of their colour.

          • tomas rader

            In the US the FBI Keeps stats on this. urban Blacks are far more likely to be ‘dirty’ …. holding dope or a gun … than anglos. Thus an assured arrest and conviction. Anglos can afford attorneys. Thus stop and frisk. The first ban on carrying guns was against blacks, the group that most needs to protect themselves. goog it yourself.

          • James

            Thanks but your point is irrelevent since we are talking about the UK. You have very big problems in the US and your national traditions of black people baiting is of galactic proportions. We all saw how you animals violated the character of Trayvon Martin and lionised the moral degenerate Zimmerman.

            As for your colourful phrase, “urban Blacks are far more likely to be ‘dirty’”, is both factually incorrect and emotively phrased. It’s as if you are leaking your psychological baggage with your use of words. White Americans use as much dope as Black Americans and have more guns per head.

          • tomas rader

            At least we made dope legal in a very large geo area so far. White pigment americans do have more guns per head. If the UK and UN don’t like it stay in England and take the UN with you. Americans that pay taxes get the pathetic effort of the MIC to police the world. When the SHTF you can close down heathrow and block the channel tunnel. England can fight and police herself then. We’ll need US troops on our southern border. Of course all citizens in the USA will be able to legally protect our homes and women with guns. You got the bobbies with attitude …. as in the video … good luck with that cutting vocab.

          • James

            Your comment is confused and nonsensical. All you have done is expose yourself as an American rightwing nut.

          • Tom

            But James, by your own logic there, YOUR point is irrelevant too.. As this article that you are commenting on contains no racial subject matter..
            This article is about POLICE framing PEOPLE. But your posts seem to be trying to move this more toward discussion of POLICE framing BLACK PEOPLE. And from what I’ve read in the responses to your posts, this is all anyone’s trying to tell you… Not that what you’re saying is wrong or doesn’t happen. But that in the context of the original article, you seem to be niching the subject matter. Then contesting those who’ve brought that up as belittling your point.
            You seem like an intelligent, intellectual person, so I don’t see why you don’t understand this?

          • James

            America is a different country and it has little bearing on this article. My argument is that what that copper did to that demonstrator has been happing to black people and Asians for a long time simply because of their colour.
            In the 1970s, 80s and 90s the police criminalised entire communities working over young people and framing them for criminal records. Now it’s happening to white people at demos and ministers of the crown.

          • tom

            As michael jackson said, race has little to do with this topic, not just america

          • Andy

            Sadly, in London at least, this is correct. See here – link to LSE article re. disproportionate number of stop and searches within ethnic minority communities: http://tinyurl.com/qyygy5q.

          • daveguapo

            while this does happen, dont let it become a black versus white argument, as that is what they want, an injustice against one is an injustice against all, they may may discriminate against black people more than whites, but they discriminate against all colours compared to themselves

          • Junis

            Confirming that the police is racist is not a black versus white issue. The point is that only when the victims are white do whites wake up to what black and Muslims guys have been saying for years: the police are bastards.

          • James

            Well said. You hit the nail on the head. Thanks

          • williamhoang

            I wouldn’t say that, I think the police go after easy targets, usually they go after people that don’t have a good knowledge of the law, mainly poor people, and I think this disproportionately affects ethnic minorities, it’s not like they’re going after black kids at private schools. Maybe in the past when racist attitudes were more common there was a big problem but nowadays I think police are just cunts to anyone they can be cunts to, or the more cuntish police officers are more likely to be racist but this is all theoretical

        • Junis

          White Britons are more than happy in siding with ‘white’ police officers when the apprehended are non-white. Don’t believe me? Check the following Facebook page out:
          https://www.facebook.com/SupportingEmergencyServices

      • crsbt .

        bla bla bla.
        happens to everyone dickhead.

        • OXO

          Just because he told you the truth you can’t relate to or understand he is dickhead.

          • Darren Corr

            The law is the law it don’t matter of creed religion or if your gay or straight everyone gets the same treatment from the police. Now the issue hear is the allegation made agents the bloke in question he is on a public walk way and can not be issued to take a Breathalyzer test with out probable cause, to say we had spotted you drinking and driving is a false allegation its like saying we might have seen someone who looks like you but were gonna blame you anyway. and also the officer did not place him under arrest and said he is being detained witch is nothing they cant not detain you unless caught to be doing something agents the law and only then they can do so and then read you your rights. The officers pushed the weight around on this and should of know better

          • Ryan Giles

            There is suspicion so he has every right. What the camera doesnt show is the whole days worth or protest leading up to this, I bet the officers could remember most faces that day, especially the idiots ramming cameras in their faces.

          • Oilers4life

            Ryan Giles….even sounds like a fucking idiot.

          • sbut

            dick

          • Wayne

            the policeman said he told him he had two drink a blatant lie to back up a false claim and if no-one was filming then this corruption continues and the police film protesters too and also its got fuck all to do with race its about corruption in the police for what now passes for justice and law in this fascist country!

        • daveguapo

          thats ok then
          dickhead

      • Guest

        my god james ur so determined to go on and on and on and on about racism. just do what theyre saying here and go comment on racism on a video relating to the subject

      • Newt

        F-U-C-K right off. Go grind your axe elsewhere. That humongous chip on your shoulder will not help black people, anywhere.

    • Junis

      The problem with whites is that when the targets of white police officers are non-white, they fully support the latter.

      https://www.facebook.com/SupportingEmergencyServices

      • Touchofsanity

        Can you even imagine what the result would be if a white person started their comment with “The problem with blacks is…”

        The only ignorance I’ve seen on this thread has been from you and James.

        The people of this world need to pull it together, not push against each other. Individuals like you just make the problem worse. The ONLY way to get rid of racism is the same as the way to get rid of everything else – treat it with the contempt it deserves. You want to highlight it, and push,push,push it in people’s faces, even on a thread to a video/story which has not one thing to do with racism.

        All you’re doing is creating more bad feeling and separation. Well done.

  • Michael Pears

    this country needs a clean out of bent cops and brainless fools

    • Ben Smith

      We have probably the best police force in the world. Get some perspective.

      • Wesley Hunte

        i belive we need the police force,,but we need real poeole who dont abuse the law like these officers clearly did,,and the saddest thing is that even the “good coppers”are afraid to say anything if they see a “bad cooper”doing wrong,,so that gives the rotten pigs so much more power to do wrong,,the cycle continues,,,its bollocks,,

      • daveguapo

        we did have. now we have a military wing to the governments wishes, do you want to know why? because any critcism is suppressed by the police and inbreds like you who think are police are above the criticism

      • MissCostello

        “Get some perspective”

        See an optician.

      • Michael Pears

        read the comment again did i say all cops are bent i do not think so just most of em read twice befor commenting like a cunt

  • Nutter Lee

    I want to know what happened after, did he test positive? did the police see him exit a car? because if not i would have this moron struck off for abusing his position of power. They need to realise that they are the servants of the public. is this being brought to the police complaints commission?

    • Peter Donovan

      All charges were dropped by the prosecution, which makes it clear that the officer, and his buddies, were lying through their teeth…but we all saw that anyway. I believe that the incident is being taken further against the officers

  • Gerard

    A ‘peaceful protest’ is writing a letter; not turning up en masse to mount a blockade that requires the deployment of police to ensure that the publicc can go about their lawful business.

    • Peter Donovan

      If everyone just stayed at home and wrote letters then this country would be in an even worse state. Remember the Suffragettes? It is legitimate to protest peacefully in this country, and many things have been achieved by doing so. Just to let you know that last week, while the channel 4 cameras were there, the police stayed in their vans. The protectors walked in front of the lorries, as they went in and out of the site, and it was all done in a very peaceful manner with NO incidents. The police behave deplorably there, with aggressive and violent behaviour, backed up by lies and many wrongful arrests. And they not stopping the public going about their lawful business, just trying to stop a government subsidised corporation from wrecking this wonderful, beautiful country

      • andy

        whats ever been achieved by ” writing a letter” …. the only time anyone ever listens or sits up and takes notice is when the shit hits the fan, usualy meaning somethings got out of hand, look at poll tax protests, g8 summit in london where they kettled the entire group of protestors… disgusting …… up the revolution…. ps… i want cheap gas.

    • Copulate The Coppers

      A blockade without violence is a lawful peaceful protest. It is enshrined in our civil liberties and democratic rights and without it democracy is dead. Oh, you don’t want democracy? You must be another stinking copper then.

      • Gerard

        Dictionary definition “A blockade is an effort to cut off food, supplies, etc. from a particular area by force”. Your closing comment evidences the fact that believe neither in peace not democracy.

        • Rob Smith

          calling someone a “stinking copper” says nothing about someones belief in peace and/or democracy.
          If he’d said “kill all the police” or “I don’t believe in democracy” you’d have had a point, as it is you just come off like a fool.

          • Gerard

            Spoken like a true believer in reasoned argument, if someone expresses a view different to your simply resort to personal abuse.

        • Copulate The Coppers

          Blockading using ‘force’ doesn’t necessarily mean a kinetic kind of force, like, you know, violently smashing someone’s face in as you well know. It can also mean padlocking yourself to a gate to cause delays in using that access. Your closing comment evidences the fact that you don’t understand what democracy is (and the police are corporate thugs, they’re not the ‘public servants’ most people think they are, unless you’re talking about ‘publicly limited companies’).

        • Peter Donovan

          Gerard…you were the one that used the word ‘blockade’. The Protectors have never used that word, nor will they ever. It is a legal peaceful protest. No one or any ‘thing’ is stopped from entering or leaving the site

          • Gerard

            In the interests of balanced argument I have visited a number of websites reporting on the protest. This: “The brave Barton Moss protectors have been blocking lorries from entering the fracking site” was copied from one of the protest website.The BBC, Guardian newspaper, Ch4 and a Manchester newspaper all report that attempts have been made to stop lorries entering the site so I stand by my use of the word “blockade”

    • daveguapo

      yeah because all those letters get read…you keep writing letters see what response you get

  • shane

    i have watched this before a couple of times and cant watch it anymore as it makes me angry , i have said and will say it again that people need to send in complaints to the greater manchester police his number is GMP 4302 , like what you said if he is willing to tell lies in front of the camera what does he do when not being filmed , he has been on a number of videos and is nothing more than a bully , we pay for these police and that means we have a say in what is going on and the police woman standing next to him should also be ashamed being part of this , so i urge you all to make a complaint

    • andy

      i have, please complain to the “police complaints commission” google them and complain…. do it…… do it now….

  • Guy Williams

    corrupt cops are sooooo despicable

  • Bill Bltlkark R. Deason

    what a bunch of Nazi thugs

    • ceonwulf

      I think you mean Bolshevik thugs

      • Simon Saunders

        I think you both mean capitalist enforcers. Nazi would imply a fascist government (parallels, maybe, but no cigar). Bolshevik would imply they were protecting a state asset (nope, it was a fracking company). Thug would imply their actions were those of individual bad eggs, whereas not only is there a long pattern of this being systemic behaviour from the police but you can clearly see his seniors backing away when he started, implying they knew what he was about to do and weren’t about to stop him.

        • ceonwulf

          Nazi Fascist?? this is incorrect..The UK and USA are fascist states, do you know what Fascist means?
          Bolshevik does not imply they were protecting a state asset. The Police protect Big Business, this is Fascism.

          • Copulate The Coppers

            Yes, fascism is corporate (private) ownership of the state, which is essentially what the Nazi party achieved.

          • ceonwulf

            The Media and Big Business in pre 1933 Germany are what you refer to. The same can be said in the USA & UK today.

          • Simon Saunders

            No, they aren’t. If they were then I would already be under arrest as a dangerous subversive threatening the nationalist project (I work for a socialist newspaper). Calling things fascist because they’re unpleasant is the action of a bawling child, not someone who seriously understands the implications of the political creed.

            What you are seeing here is standard behaviour for any capitalist government trying to push through an unpopular policy. Period. This is the velvet glove. Fascism is what happens when the gloves are off – it involves everyday brutality, gunfire, and mass arrests. It’s something that is by no means out of the range of political thought for politicians if things get hairy enough, but don’t kid yourself that we’re in such a situation today.

  • Martin James Keatings

    How the hell can they ask a pedestrian to provide a sample of breathe? Firstly they need to catch him driving for it to be an offence. Secondly they need to prove that he was actually drunk behind the wheel and thirdly they need to establish he actually has the bloomin car with him. They cannot base an arrest and proceed to charge if they do not have facts in evidence. If they cannot clearly establish a timeline and prove without a reason of a doubt that he consumed the alcohol before he got behind a wheel rather than after then they cannot do anything with him.

    As for that first guy. I believe that gentleman should be charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice. He didnt admit to anything! He said he had drunk tea. What a farce!

  • Jessica Coco

    Wow! I can’t believe how “civil” the British police are in comparison to the police here in the US. In NYC, they’d beat the shit out of you if they thought you were a protestor and collect the specimen from you by force. “You’ll blow into the tube once we choke you hard enough!” Really the level of brutality here is without ends. If you’re not aware, airport TSA agents regularly molest small children with impunity and officers perform violent anal cavity searches without gloves among passengers of vehicles for failing to do things as simple as stopping at a yellow light. However, part of this blame has to go to the US population for not only allowing this abuse, but allowing it to escalate. If citizens in England don’t stop this now; you’ll see what’s happened here happen there.

    • Rob Smith

      Surely wearing the gloves for anal cavity searches would be for the officers benefit, not the searchee? ;)

  • iceboxjones

    There is a charge for this it is OFFICIAL OPPRESSION!

  • RapidRay01 .

    Common occurrence in America !

    • daveguapo

      i agree you have it worse than us, but we are in a position to stop it before it gets out of control, if only people woul admit there is a problem, im sure a lot of people in the US would be glad to warn us of handing the police to many powers

      • RapidRay01 .

        Better question to ask is , ” Who is behind the ” Militarization ” of Western local police departments !
        America’s police departments have gone from the ” Protect and Serve ” to ” Shoot first , ask questions afterwards ! ”
        This all started when bush43 selected Michael Chertoff , an ISRAELI ” National to head the DHS ! Since then police departments have ben arming themselves with armored Tanks , Personal Carriers , machine guns , sniper rifles , and other toys to wage WAR on American Citizens !
        The carnage from this ” Monster ” of an organization is unbelievable ! Every week innocent people are murdered by these organizations . Last week , young boy in Ca . , was playing ” Army ” when to police officers (?) noticed him in bushes in front of his house . Without a second though , they got out of car and started shooting ! After shooting the twelve year old EIGHT times , they were successful in taking out their target ! That is the Mind-set of these thugs ! And it all started under Michael Chertoff’s DHS !

  • RapidRay01 .

    As in The U. S. , police officers are ” Officers of the Court . ” Reason police are out of control in the U. S. The U. S. courts will not take action against their own officers !

  • ceonwulf

    Should a group form to protect the people instead of the Rich!!! It should be called the “PP” peoples police

  • tomas rader

    Every complaint is a nail in the coffin of an officers career path. It took a lot of nails to take down LASD sheriff Baca and 14 years. … but he did resign and is still under investigation by the feds. Take heart people and let the bad cops be warned. It’s not over in Bell for the cops. Rizzos doin time and lost it all.

    • Simon Saunders

      So after many years of fucking people over we can expect to be able to force one or two of them to resign? Could you imagine that being the case in any other form of employment? Broken system.

      • tomas rader

        14 in los angeles. or you can go nuts .. shoot fellow cops .. and then be burned alive by other cops. LAPD.

    • daveguapo

      except its not, theyll just get moved to a different borough ( or district if american) where they can repeat the same old offences

      • tomas rader

        As in the roman catholic tradition of shuffling pedophile priests? Which org employed this strat first? Bet the vatican.

  • ROBERT ELLIS

    SO WHAT WAS THE CONCLUSION OF THIS FARCE WITH THOSE OVERBEARING IDIOT POLICE ?.

    • Peter Donovan

      Case withdrawn

  • CapBlackSK4

    Sounds like he misheard “tea” as “two” – as did I.

    • Mike Wilson

      Yeah I agree he may have misheard that BUT when he then explains he’s only had tea..I’ve not had a drink! The officer also says He saw the man getting out of his car???

      • James

        Surely something needs to be said for it to be misheard. There was no discussion which could be misconstrued as alcohol related until the copper invented the subject matter.

        One possibility is that the copper is mentally ill and delusional.

    • Simon Saunders

      Except the guy being arrested repeated “tea” several times, and enunciated perfectly. There’s no wiggle room there for the cop to have misunderstood.

    • NorthernFirst

      Get a hearing aid then.

    • daveguapo

      yeah, keep making excuses for police misconduct, i bet kelly thomas murderers misheard him too

    • barndance

      thanks for being a reasonable voice here..

      • hearditallbefore

        from the person who called someone a t**t.

        • barndance

          if the cap fits eh…

          • hearditallbefore

            takes one to know one I suppose.

  • Simon

    I’m usually a supporter of the Police, but my steadfast support is dwindling fast. Truly shocking – Shame on you UK Police!

  • Spanner1960

    Even if the guy had had a drink, that is no proof he had been drink driving.
    To be charged one has to be in the vehicle with the keys.

    • gingerlycolors

      Even then that’s a grey area. If you are actually driving the vehicle while over the limit you can be prosecuted for drink driving which carries a mandatory ban of at least 12 months but if you are in the vehicle with the keys you could still be charged of the lesser offence of being drunk in charge of a motor vehicle which carries a 10 point penalty.
      This can be a problem for somebody stopping overnight in a camper van or even a tent, having driven there after having a skinfull at a country pub, something which I often do, especially when I come down to Gloucestershire although I am usually parked off the road when I visit such places but it is probably down to the police and the courts to use their discretion.

      • Spanner1960

        The point was he wasn’t even IN the vehicle. They never asked him if he had been driving. This is total intimidation and victimisation and the copper should be sacked outright.

  • Ben Smith

    How do you know he wasnt drink driving? He refused breath test. Listen guys, get off your high horses and first world problem causes. The policeman was having hsi time wasted, so in return he wasted the other guys time – that is how it works in the real world! He shoudl have just walked on and continued his demonstration rather than being annoying.

    • crsbt .

      ok constable smith.
      shouldnt you be handing out tickets.

      • daveguapo

        think he was being sarcastic

    • http://holdenisn.wordpress.com/ A B Holden

      The obnoxious git just stands there trying to peacefully exercise his rights under the law as if he doesn’t own the place; responding to aggressive and capricious accusations with citations of fact and principle, and pleading for a grudge-less end to the ensuing harassment… eughh – that’s so annoying! Hang the bstrd!

    • daveguapo

      errr he wasn’t drink driving, because he wasn’t driving numb nuts, the copper said he’d saw him driving that morning, not while he was under the influence, your a real joke of a person, you have no understanding of the law,or life in general, if i was as immensely stupid as you, i wouldn’t post on a public forum, id keep my idiocy to myself

    • Ben

      Well, using my amazing powers of deduction I know he wasn’t drink driving because he was walking. Over to you Holmes.

  • ura sol

    yeah, he probably mis-interpreted… like in this case..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAAqV-NT5CY

    yeah.. just a minor misunderstanding.

  • mrjonesykid

    this was an example of bad policing. But its the only policing that is ever publicized Noone films a police officer doing anything good its wrong to stereotype all police officers and its a little hypocritical to say they stereotype against youths or ethnic groups when your stereotyping them. I’m not saying the police force is amazing as I’ve witnessed the negative side myself but everyone shouts abuse and makes the police’s job harder for them but aren’t willing to do the job themselves

  • Chris Woof

    I hope someone follows this up… this is a total abuse of power

  • Ragdoll

    Absolutely disgusting, but unfortunately not unexpected after you see how the police behaved, for example in support of that odious man Donald Trump when he was bullying the residents of Balmedie. Shame on you and your unlawful tactics.

  • ken burke

    what a bunsh of decietfull lieing bastards fxxin typical of our police forse, i wouldnt patb them in copper washers, how are we supposed to respect them ,i hate the fxxing bastards,no wonder they get shot

  • Helena Frangogiannis

    What an absolute JERK this cop is! He should be prosecuted!!! And a few of the other ones too!! Totally Abusive !!

  • Paul Da Cat

    These Fucktards aint fit to run a school crossing, let alone enforce this poor countrys laws

  • Gary Gaz Lowes

    WHAT A FUCKING RETARD OF A COPPER

  • Alan Davis

    I wouldn’t have them working on the gate of any prison I worked at thank you.

  • tony button

    My flat was burgled the police arrested 2 men and found a set of my keys in one of thier pockets, when they released them the police mistakenly gave them back the keys, this enabled them to get back into my flat. cause damage and steal more stuff. I made a small claim against the police to recover the loses i had incurred as a result of thier negligence, It didn’t even make it to a trial at court, the judge threw it out and ordered me to pay £3100 police legal fees, HOW THE FUCK DO YOU WORK THAT OUT? I had to pay £115 to appeal the decision and awaiting news now. Very few get a result when they come up against the police especially if you have a criminal record.

  • Randell

    I’m not surprised, this sort of thing happens everyday on our streets. Hope the cops involved were reported and disciplinary action taken against them.

  • Caadfael

    What a bunch of wooden-tops … P45s all round for starters!!

  • Kenny SantaTiger Patterson

    Protesters that are blatantly assaulted by the police need protection and I’m sure it’s okay to defend yourself……… fook the police…… we NEED to FIGHT these corrupt officers….. they need to be put in their place….. we need to punish them…… cant wait for civil war….. it’s coming ………and the coppers best watch out!!! people will remember all their wrong doing…….

    • Ant E Stupid

      Obviously you’d be a fair weather soldier and not one who puts his life on the line to give you the freedom you so strongly shout about., as that would involve getting a job

      • Kenny SantaTiger Patterson

        you’ve made lots of assumptions……. Lets just say I signed up to protect the people that those goons are assaulting and not to be a goon….

  • Chuck Wells

    So ….. this doesn’t just happen in America? The policemen in the video obviously fail to follow their own laws. Bullying by authorities should disturb everyone who may find themselves under these circumstances. Good luck to the UK when assholes like these men wear badges!

  • svenson

    Police like these give ALL police a bed name, abusing their authority, they should all be sacked and made an example of otherwise ALL police will be judged by the actions of these cowards hiding behind their badge

  • Emdim

    I dont understand what people are making a massive deal over?! The man who was filming had OBVIOUSLY been drinking or he would of happily done a breath test and he said earlier in the clip that he drove there and ITS AGAINST THE LAW TO FILM PEOPLE WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT?! So people saying they’ve lost faith in the police service…. who are you going to call when you have a problem/been robbed/had a crash…. yeah, the police. So pipe down with the ‘police are scum should be named and shamed!’ its a load of rubbish. They get more abuse then criminals, its disgusting.

    Yes okay the police man wasn’t listening to the man filming, but if that man had been drinking and got back into his car, had a crash and killed someone the police man would of been to blame for that too. THEY CANT WIN!!! He was doing it out of protection for other innocent people.

    People commenting horrible things about the police system make me so angry! Don’t like them then don’t use the service, simple as that really!

    • Simond Simmons

      It isn’t against the law to film in a public place, even if you write it in capital letters.
      There was no evidence he had been drinking, none that he had been driving and the policeman concocted a story of his own. The police is not a service. It is a Force. This means that they have the effective power to uphold the law. Within the law.

      • Andy

        There’s no evidence shown within the video, the first officer may have seen him driving (and / or leaving a car) earlier, and he’s clearly spoken to him previously as he calls him by his first name. You only see half a story here.

        • daveguapo

          then why didnt he arrest him then, leaving such a time gap make prosecution impossible, you know the truth, the copper just wanted rid of the man and was willing to lie to do it

          • daveguapo

            and the fact he knew the mans name to me says the police have been briefed on potential protesters to look out for, which means they are taking sides in a civil argument which is against their jurisdiction and their oath as a peace keeper

    • Muzzy

      It is NOT against the law to film people without their consent in a public place. Consent is not needed. Check your facts.

    • Thats Right

      holy fuck, you are such a slave.

    • MissCostello

      “People commenting horrible things about the police system make me so angry! ”
      Poor sausage.

    • Peter Donovan

      To correct you on a few things. He had NOT had a drink (of alcoho;). He drove there the PREVIOUS day. He refused the test as the officer was lying about everything.
      I still believe that most of our police are there for the right reason and do a good job, when they can. This particular inspector gives the rest a bad name as he is a liar and a bully, and I hope he is suspended and then demoted

    • Peter Donovan

      Sorry, forgot to add….It is completely legal for anyone to film IN A PUBLIC PLACE, without consent

    • MissCostello
  • Reactive Ooze

    If he hadn’t been drinking (and I do believe him) he should have just giving the specimen and proven the initial copper wrong – he had the means of clearing himself offered to him but he refused them, so it’s difficult to have any sympathy for him. Yes, that first cop was being bang out of order, but our man could have won it there and then at the roadside (providing the rozzers didn’t try anything else). The arrest for failing to provide a specimen when asked was fair enough – it’s an offence to refuse to supply a specimen when asked, regardless of the circumstances, even if the original premise for that request is dodgy as fuck, but it didn’t even need to happen and the camera guy could have just gone back to the protest to continue doing what he’d been doing.
    That doesn’t excuse the behaviour of the first officer though. I get the impression he was just making things up as he went along but having alcohol on your breath doesn’t mean you’ve been drink-driving, even if your car is parked 20 feet away. Police often try to get evidence gathers away from protests, and arrests they might not want recorded by anyone else, and by asking to be arrrested this guy played right into their hands.

    • Debbie Romero Gallagher

      If a policeman is making up stuff about a man being drunk, and needing to take a breath test, what’s to stop said policeman falsifying the results? So that’s one innocent person in the cells, and what happens to his camera then? There goes the evidence…

      I have had so much help and kindness from the police, I never want to badmouth them. But this kind of behaviour besmirches an entire force, full of brave men and women who are working hard to create peaceful, positive relationships between the force and communities.

      I am a law abiding citizen, but under the circumstances shown in the video, I would have absolutely refused to take a breath test.

      I really hope this scandal is dealt with quickly, fairly and transparently. We must be able to trust our police.

      • Reactive Ooze

        I don’t know how easy it would be to falsify the results of a breath test, so I won’t argue that point with you. However, an innocent person did end up being arrested, but he still got his camera, and the evidence (which he is now apparently using in a case against the officer (I saw a link to the story in another comment but have lost it now)) back when he got out, so it seems your supposition is flawed.

        There’s really not much being done by police to “create peaceful, positive relationships between the force and communities”, especially at places like Barton Moss and the anti-fracking camp in Surrey – time and again police target peaceful protests with violence and intimidation (see also Kingsnorth Climate Camp, G20 Meltdown protest, etc). And look at inner city areas where police act more like a gang and abuse their powers of stop & search, kill innocent people and then lie about it and get away with it. As individuals some officers are decent, helpful people – there are good cops – but en masse, working as a force, police have anything but your best interests at heart. As an institution, they are not your friends and the absolute worst thing you can do is start trusting them.

        • Debbie Romero Gallagher

          Re the camera, I am not claiming the police would always take such evidence, but I also wouldn’t be surprised if it disappeared, especially if the investigating officer is acting inappropriately. I think the pedestrian was fortunate that other,less excitable officers of the law became involved in this matter.

          Re the police, I have had two massive contacts with them in my life; one when I was in a protest against Shell’s involvement with the injustices meted out to Ken Sarowiwa and others. The protest was peaceful. Two male officers dragged me out, and nearly twisted one of my arms out of its socket. I was fainting and they only stopped (laying me down on the pavement!) to chase a guy taking photos of what they were doing. I complained to their commander who said ‘You ride with the rabble, this is what you get.’

          The second was when I was the victim of a serious attempted burglary/assault in my home. The police went to the wrong address at first – which could have been fatal I concede – but having made this terrible mistake, they did everything they could to help me and make things right, and I cannot praise them highly enough for their personal attention to detail and kindness.

          Something like 20 years separate these two experiences. We still see the force making terrible mistakes, we still see horrible abuses of power which must be stamped out. But when the police force is well funded, well trained, and used to keep the peace rather than as security for corporate/governmental financial ventures (i.e fracking) they are a vital part of our infrastructure.

    • Thats Right

      I think you are totally missing the point. He doesn’t have to provide a breathe sample, he wasn’t driving. Submitting to his demands is tantamount to slavery

      • Reactive Ooze

        Provide breath sample: clear name, look a bit smug (and rightly so), walk free there and then.
        Refuse: get nicked, sit in cell for hours, get made to provide sample, eventually cleared, walk free (probably the next day).

        Seems like a no-brainer to me. And no, it’s not tantamount to slavery. Slavery is like nothing you or I have ever experienced. The man here was given a choice. Whether his response was wrong or right is something only he can answer, I just believe it was a bit daft.

    • daveguapo

      ver are your papers!

      • Reactive Ooze

        *Calls Godwin’s*

  • Martyn

    Well done the police officer.The police officer had suspicion that the guy had been driving (‘that morning’ & ‘light blue merc’), and the guy himself admitted he’d had ‘a couple of drinks’ (but then later denied that he had). The officer could also smell alcohol on the suspects breath. Detained as part of an investigation, and then arrested for failure to provide – PACE followed and adhered to. Policing job well done. IF the guy had provided a breath sample for analysis, and the police/CPS could not prove that he had been driving, then he would not have been found guilty of drink driving – legal justice served all round. Should have just done what the police officer rightly asked of him as part of that officer’s investigation and provided a sample for analysis. The law states: Police can lawfully require a person to provide a specimen of blood, breath or urine in the course of an investigation as to whether a person has committed the offences of being in charge/driving or attempting to drive whilst unfit, or driving/attempting to drive with excess alcohol.

    • Debbie Romero Gallagher

      At what point does this man say he has had a couple of drinks? I have watched the video a number of times, and I can’t find any such admission from him. I am not anti-police, I have good reason to respect and stand by our police force. But this is inexcusable. This officer appears to be making things up, and this is a terrible abuse of power.

    • Thats Right

      hey Martyn are you a cop yourself? If not, then let me ask you this: Do you enjoy being a slave?

      • Ben

        If Martyn is not a cop, he’s certainly thick enough to qualify, judging from the extraordinairy lack of logic in his post.

    • Copulate The Coppers

      Case was thrown out of court for lack of evidence. Now go and fluff your copper mates copsucker.

    • daveguapo

      1. he said ” ive had some tea” not “two”
      2. it is not illegal to drive somewhere, then, after parking your car, have a drink and become over the limit,you fucking plonker ,if the police officer smelt alcohol on his breath, TOUGH shit, he wasnt in charge of a vehicle so no crime! if that was the case ,EVERY single person who has driven a car in the morning, and then became over the limit througout the day would be a criminal
      3. The above makes your whole PACE argument invalid, as he should never have been asked to take a breath test while WALKING and not in charge of a vehicle, you sound like a copper to me, but i hope not cause you dont even know the DUI law

      • Ben

        The sad fact is that nowadays most coppers actually understand the law LESS than many members of the public.

    • daveguapo

      i hope your not a copper as you sound thick as pig shit

      • barndance

        Mertyb gives a coherent balanced argument and you call him names, and you think HE sounds thick. way to prove your point Daveguapo, well played son, well played …

    • Ben

      Police job appallingly done, because he was not in charge of a vehicle. Last time I checked it was not an offence to drive somewhere, and get completely rat-arsed. If it were, I think the brewery trade might object. I have to ask, are you in fact drunk? – because you either are, or are perhaps simply as thick as pig shit. In fact, you are probably well qualified to join the police!

      • Martyn

        No Ben not pissed, just come out of re-hab. Read what the law says, I’ll repeat it here for you, or do you want me to quote the statute for you? “The law states: Police can lawfully require a person to provide a specimen of blood, breath or urine in the course of an investigation as to whether a person has committed the offences of being in charge/driving or attempting to drive whilst unfit, or driving/attempting to drive with excess alcohol.” To keep it simple, read the words “has committed” in the above. Hope this helps.

        • Ben

          To remain objective, I asked my wife about this – she is a barrister – and she said something like, “it seems clear the subject was neither driving nor even near his car, therefore there is no *reasonable cause* for the officer to believe an offence is or was committed. So it follows that even though the police might like to cling to the matter that technically it is an offence to not provide a sample when *lawfully* asked, the case would be laughed out of court because there was no reasonable foundation in the first place. To even attempt to bring it to court would be wholly *disproportionate* and *abuse of process*”. Those are near her exact words on the matter. She pointed out a breath test request would probably be found to be baseless because the officers had no real grounds for thinking this man was drinking and driving or had just been doing so (just pulled into his driveway and jumped from the car, for example) and he had not committed a moving traffic offence (obviously, he was not in a car).

      • Martyn

        No Ben not pissed, just come out of re-hab. Read what the law says, I’ll repeat it here for you, or do you want me to quote the statute for you? “The law states: Police can lawfully require a person to provide a specimen of blood, breath or urine in the course of an investigation as to whether a person has committed the offences of being in charge/driving or attempting to drive whilst unfit, or driving/attempting to drive with excess alcohol.” To keep it simple, read the words “has committed” in the above. Hope this helps.

      • barndance

        the level of intellect you are displaying I am surprised you are not in charge of the entire force….

    • Peter Donovan

      Were you watching the same video as the rest of us? The police officer lied from the start. He never admitted to drinking alcohol, stated that he had drunk tea, is not obliged to take a breath test. For your information..the FACTS….He had arrived at Barton Moss the previous evening. He had drunk only tea on the day of the incident. He was on a public footpath, not a road. He was NOT DUI (walking) as he had not been driving that day. The case was dropped by the CPS..lack of evidence. He has the right to refuse the breath test, especially as there was no wrongdoing on his part. A cpmplete waste of public funds due to an inspector who has a big opinion of himself and likes to bully

  • mancman

    squeaky little squirt should have spoken and explained himself clearer “Ive had TEA” bet the smell of guilt was as bad as the smell of home brewed protester breath, eugh!

    • Copulate The Coppers

      And soon you will wish you’d supported him when you have to buy water at 10 quid a pint because all your filthy Mancunian groundwater has been polluted. Or did you not her the story last week about thousands of gallons of irradiated waste water from fracking operations being leaked into the Manchester Ship Canal?

    • daveguapo

      “should have spoken and explained himself clearer “Ive had TEA” hahahah, so know its his fault for the corrupt pig ( i dont use that word for all coppers, only the corrupt ones)to twist his words? ok officer mancman,(only a copper would describe a victim of abuse of police power as a squeaky little squirt. )this is the problem with the police, this man, whther right or wrong, is only protesting against what he believes is harmful to the community and his local environment, he’s not been arrested or accused of dmage to property, obstruction etc, yet you ( im pretty sure your a copper) describe him with such offensive terms, this is how the police are trained to believe, everyone else is below them. ice T said it best…

    • Peter Donovan

      You are a moron. He had had no alcohol, had arrived the previous day, and the case was dropped by the CPS.

  • barndance

    It could easily have been misheard that the guy said “2″ instead of “tea”. There is a lot going on round about them. It would therefore seem like the guy was being a smartmouth, trying to cover for himself by saying tea. What if he could smell alcohol on his breath?? I for one would like drink drivers removed from the road… Why not just give the sample – one breath!!! – and be done with it??? Id say the police were right here. And NO, im not in the police force

    • Wonder Wiggle

      That cop put words in that mans mouth time and time again trying to get him to admit to something, so where is this mysterious car, going on that he could have drove there, parked the car some where and had a drink, in a pub, even if he did that that is still legal, only if he gets in a car afterwards, so there for the police were not in their rights, he was on the pavement, you never been a victim of a bad copper, one day you will, when you do, my advice to you is take off those rose covered spectacles, you will be in for a rough ride

      • barndance

        wow, you really are a twat. you are probably the type that smart mouth police inn the first place the drives them to behave like this. you have obviously never been hit or had a family member hit by a drunk driver, one day you will, when you do, my advice to you is to take off your tremendously dirty shit covered spectacles, and thank feck that they are the bigger person and will still help biased arseholes. mwah xx

    • daveguapo

      it is not illegal to drive a car somewhere, then have a drink, as along as you dont get behind the wheel of a car after youve had a drink, which part do you not understand?

    • Oilers4life

      No your just a fucking idiot.

    • Ben

      So….He’s a drink driver but he’s actually a pedestrian? Right. Logic not your strong point I take it Barndance.

    • Peter Donovan

      He arrived at Barton Moss the previous night, that day he had only drunk tea, the officer lied (we all heard him), and the case was dropped due to lack of evidence

    • MissCostello

      “NO, im not in the police force”
      You should be; you’ve missed your vocation.

  • GuyTheMac

    There’s some key missing bits here. The officious copper who kicks it all off seems to imply that they have had some contact with each other in the morning which we obviously can’t see here (he calls him Stephen, and refers to him being vociferous early on) He also seems very sure that he saw him driving (“the blue mercedes in the car park”). It was also the ‘smell of alchohol’ that got him started rather than the admission of drinking. If he a) had seen him in the car b) could smell alchohol then the video isn’t as outrageous as it seems at first viewing. The trouble is, none of us can know if a or b is true. The ‘you just admitted you had a drink’ bit does the copper’s credibility no favours. To be fair to all the other police having had the ‘facts’ they were given by the (possibly lying) first officer, they were actually calm, reasonable and civil. This certainly does deserve closer investigation as if it is a fit-up it is outrageous, but this video isn’t a slam dunk.

    • Max

      And here kids we have an older species of Logicsaurus. This species in particular died very early on in its era after not being able to adapt to the growing popularity of comments made by overzealous primates who dominated its habitat in the comments section.

    • Max

      Seriously though this guy makes all the sense here and no one even bothers to acknowledge him?

      • daveguapo

        because hes a police apologist, doesnt matter if the fella had had 20 vodka and cokes since the copper seen him driving, HE WASNT DRIVING OR IN CHARGE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE!!!! so no crime..jesus!

    • daveguapo

      driving in the mornig, and then being drunk hours later is not a crime in this country, so even if the copper did see him in a car earlier on, how is that evidence of DUI?

    • MissCostello

      Do you ‘write plays’ – ‘GuyMacMarple’?

    • Peter Donovan

      For your information…He had arrived, by car, the previous evening. The day of the incident he had drunk tea, as he stated. The officer is a liar who likes the sound of his own voice, as he never listened to the responses. The other two officers probably just had to do what the inspector told them too, and when the case came to court the prosecution withdrew the case…lack of evidence.

  • Mark Timmins

    I’m curious- if the chap has driven (which he doesn’t deny) and hasn’t consumed alcohol (which he repeats) what is being falsified? He’s either drunk or not, that cannot be falsified in ANY way. Why would this be falsified on camera? I just don’t get it.

  • Gerard

    Get your own back on the police; next time you have something stolen or you get assaulted, don’t tell them.

    • Max

      What?

    • daveguapo

      yes, because some of them do their job, that they have chosen and are paid to do ,by the way , we shouldnt criticize the ones who abuse their power?

  • Natasha

    The thing is we are only seeing half a story. The thing that bothers me is if the bloke that refused the breath test was innocent why didn’t he take the breath test? The police have the right to instigate a breath test if they suspect a person has been drinking. For all we know the police officer in question might have seen him driving earlier that day? The man in question didn’t sound copasetic and if it was myself I would have given them the breath test just to prove I hadn’t been drinking. Something doesn’t quite add up here and I tend to think the man in question wasn’t as innocent as he is making out. BUT that’s just my opinion? x

    • Kris J Boorman

      I can understand your query, but what you are doing is called victim blaming.

      Remember that the chap recording the video has the right to refuse a breathalyzer. I imagine he did so under the principle that he has been knocked down, bullied, and implicated in a crime he (as far as we know) did not commit.

      At the very least, the video shows the officer giving a bald-faced lie.

      “You’ve just admitted to having two drinks”

      Its important to focus on those who are abusing authority, rather than the chap with the camera who is simply exercising his rights.

      • Natasha

        BUT you are also doing the same thing by blaming the police. For a start they asked him to move away and he didn’t and it wasn’t as tho he deliberately knocked him over he just put his arm out to keep him at bay. The police have every right to ask someone to take a breatherlyser test if they feel there is probability. We didn’t see what happened afterwards was the man found to be intoxicated? Did the man have car keys on him? Was he seen driving earlier that day? Why was he adamant about NOT doing the test? If it was me I would do the test just to prove the police wrong! It’s not as if the police manhandled him they gave him ample opportunity to take the test and the man kept refusing. In that circumstance the police have every right to arrest/apprehend the gentleman for his and others safety and take him in so he has to take the test. We were not there so we do not know whether the officer could actually smell alcohol on his breath. All I know is something doesn’t ring quite right with this bloke as to why he kept saying NO to the test. We didn’t see what happened next and for all both you and I know it could have come back that he was intoxicated OR come back he was stone cold sober. It just seems a bit dubious that he kept saying NO to the test. That is the sort of thing someone would do and say if they had been drinking. Would you be saying the same thing if that man then got into a car intoxicated and knocked over and hurt or killed one of your family? You would then be saying ‘Why oh why didn’t the police apprehend this bloke if they had a suspicion he had been consuming alcohol now my friend/relative or family member is in hospital in critical condition or even dead because of the negligence of the police’ you have to look outside of the box and ask those questions also and then ask yourself were the police within their rights to ask the man to take the test and in my eyes YES they were within their rights. x

        • daveguapo

          so IF he failed the breathalyser, he should be arrested? for what? walking in a public place, but having driven there~? then arrest the tens of thousands of people who drive to a pub but get a taxi home …the whole point is even if he was over the driving limit, HE WASNT DRIVING!!!! grow some balls and call it out how you see it, our police force are not the angels you thinks they are, this corrupt copper was trying to make his job easier by not dealing with the situation legally, but by falseifying a crime which can affect a persons job prospects for years to come, THAT is illegal, your kind of attitude, that we should do whatever the police say, legal or not, is what gives them their unofficial right to abuse their power

    • daveguapo

      because.he. wasnt. driving. FFS

      • Natasha

        How do you know he wasn’t driving? Was you there? Unless you was there or are the so called man you cannot categorically say he hadn’t been driving earlier or had a car there and hadn’t been drinking x

        • Simon Saunders

          Seriously, the lengths to which police apologists go to avoid acknowledging bad behaviour astonishes me – but just to explain this in very simple terms for the hard of thinking…

          It doesn’t matter if he had or hadn’t been drinking. He was not behind the wheel of a car when the accusation was made. Legally the police didn’t have a leg to stand on, which is why the case was dropped and the cops are now being sued over it. Is this clear enough for you? To repeat, what you are watching is a policeman making up a DUI offence which has since been thrown out of court. There was no “other evidence” that made the cops’ actions better.

        • MissCostello

          “WERE there, dear.

  • bobdvb

    If we are going for journalism here has anyone asked GMP for a statement? Has the victim made a complaint? This isn’t clear from the article.

  • Trevor Sawyer

    This is disgusting,an enquiry Ito their conduct as to be made.

  • Anon

    Idiot gave them his name!

  • Max

    The last two officers who did not catch the escapade moments before where the first officer pulls the DUI out of thin air are simply ‘out of the loop’ and operated perfectly within police guidelines. They entered the situation with a fellow officer telling them the man had committed a DUI previously and being asked for a breathalyzer test to use on the man. Perfectly normal and fine situation so far; they then ask the man if he will provide one (still perfectly fine as they are unbeknownst to the issue before hand and the legitimacy of the claim the first officer made) and as the pedestrian (understandably so I might add) is agitated by this point, due to the actions of the first officer, he flatly refuses and is rather uncooperative. The second officers are literally following guidelines to the book here, as the first officer indicated that he had reason to suspect drink driving earlier, which IS enough to merit the other officers stepping in to offer a breathalyzer test and IS arrestable should the man decline. Lets assume a scenario where the man HAD been drinking, the first officer DID recognise him from driving earlier, thus committing an offence, and had asked the other two officers to provide a test for him to use. The scenario would have played out in the exact same manner had the man been guilty of the charges the first officer was toting on about. I am by no means excusing the actions of the first officer, but I do not see the negative focus upon the other two as they merely followed practice and asked the man several times to provide a breath test, which if he had and presumably passed, he would have then been allowed to leave and the first officer been called out fully on his false claim. You cannot argue that the pedestrians stubborn refusal did not exacerbate the situation by refusing the test (an unfair test; yes, but by no means a fault of the other officers).

    • Max

      Also the article above is horribly skewed using language like “dumb”, “brainless” and exaggerating the scenario by commenting that the police “broke many laws” and describing a DUI charge as a “fantastic accusation”. In the heat of the moment (the protest was getting a little bit frenzied with police action and the fact they walked into the middle of the semi-heated issue) you could indeed pick them up for not questioning further the claim made by the first officer. However for what it is worth a DUI is not a particularly important or grand accusation and I’m sure this was not their first time dealing with such, so they simply jumped ahead a little and just asked him to do the breathalyzer test which would have sorted the whole issue of “was he under the influence or not?”. For all the claim of negligence by the two officers you can equally call out the actions of the pedestrian for stubbornly refusing a simple test.

      • daveguapo

        dui is not an important accusation? behave yourself lad, so if you lose your driving license, cannot drive to work, lose your job, then home , this is not grand enough for you?? THE POLICEMAN, BROKE THE LAW BY LYING TO GET A MAN ARRESTED!!!!! he is the criminal not the protester, it is people like you who brainlessly give the police more and more rights that make it easy for dictatorships to work their magic” if he had nothing to hide , why not take a breathalyzer?” because he was walking you idiot!!! so if he was over the driving limit he could be arrested and charged even thogh he was walking? FFS why dont you sign up for the you do not have to take a breathalyzer test unless police have suspicion you were DUI ( i.e BE IN CONTROL OF A VEHICLE WHILE OVER THE LIMIT!) the fact he was in a car this mornig and now MAY be over the limit is neither here nor there.. i dont hate the police i hate dim fucktards like you who sleepwalk into giving them more and more reasons to harrass people without being held accountable, go live in communist china if you love police states that much

      • Ben

        He was not ‘stubbornly refusing’ a test, he did not have to submit to one. He was not in a car. There were no reasonable grounds for a test being demanded. I don’t know about you, but I have a backbone and when someone makes unreasonable demands of me, I stand my ground while I try to figure out what is making them unreasonable and how they may be attempting to manipulate me. This tenacity and strength of my personality has helped me lead a successful life and stand up for myself and my loved ones, it is not a negative trait as you imply.

    • Wolfgang_Zimmerman

      The way I see it, all the “officers” were out of the loop. None provided evidence that they were able to think for themselves, instead they – excluding the first one, who was in a bubble of his own – were rattling off some programmed into them ‘procedural’ phrases.

      It, is of course, not the first time that we have seen “the Service” in similar action. Imagine to be with Officer Stitch-UP back on his home ground at the police station. The stuff of nightmares.

      Personally, I, sadly, would not trust any member of the police to tell me the time of the day.

    • daveguapo

      except, there was no car in sight and the man was walking! police need to take responsiblility for their individual actions, they have to follow the law just like everybody else, just because a corrupt cop says something is true, its is their responsibility to find out the facts BEFORE an arrest ( which can affect peoples lives because they stay on record until they are actively asked to be removed). otherwise they are acting on heresay and damaging innocent civilians lives…if the 1st scumbag, excuse me ,officer had said arrest him for murder, do you think they would have taken his word so lightly?

  • Brendan

    This is bad and it is far from the only case, I have footage of an officer from an Essex Police station staling my money, caught on vid and thrown out. It is discusting how they can do this and get away with it. The footage is as clear as day and IPCC threw it out, discusting yet the officer was disciplined for the removal of my item. So is he guilty of theft then??

  • Guest

    the most stupid article i have ever read

    • MissCostello

      It would have to go some to beat your comment. And there’s a lot of competition.

  • Thats Right

    We, in Canada, have a word for guys like this : Gooooooooooooof

  • John

    Firstly, the article isn’t even spelt properly, if you are going to argue over complex issues such as fracking, please spell correclty.
    Yes these police officers used excessive force, but coming up with conspiracy theories such as they are all just agents of the energy companies is absurd.
    The article needs to be re-wrote and the excessive force needs to be highlighted rather than your dumb-founded theories on fracking, use spell check next time too please.

    • Thats Right

      spelt is a kind of wheat. I think you meant spelled. How ironic

      • John

        Actually, in English spelt or spelled can both be used, it is only in American English that spelled is solely used

        Just to clarify – http://grammarist.com/spelling/spelled-spelt/

        • daveguapo

          to clarify for you john http://www.thefreedictionary.com/cunt

        • Thats Right

          You are correct, sir, and I stand corrected. Back to the point in hand here: the words that the legal profession use in their procedures do NOT mean what we think they mean. Take the word “register”, as in register your vehicle, or house. In lawyer-speak, register means “signing over ownership”. Or how about when “they” (cops, judges, etc) ask you this one: “Do you understand the charges?”….they are NOT asking if you comprehend the charges, they are literally asking if you will “stand under” this, and freely agree to submit to this particular contract dispute. It’s all a trick to get you to passively submit to this charade. It’s totally disgusting.

    • daveguapo

      yes, because the the way new world fascism will be fought is by correct grammar, grow up nob head, can’t stand petty grammar nazis who deflect the point of the article by pointing out spelling mistakes, some things are more important than grammar, did you understand the authors intentions? yes then he did his job, get a fuckin life

  • Jon Burns

    Personally, I’ve been helped out by Police more than they’ve caused inconvenience. There’s been a couple of times that I’ve been pulled over and breathalyzed for no reason, and it’s very demeaning to be treated as guilty when you’re innocent, but if 1 in 10 of those instances where they just need something to write in their little notepad happens to stop a dangerously drunk driver then i’m happy to co-operate and I’ve always been thanked for my time. Unfortunately though, it does seem that 20% of Officers I’ve encountered are way too hyped up and aggressive on an ego-trip which can drastically impair their judgement and turns what should be a neutral situation into a personal conflict, which is highly unprofessional. I’ll say again, most I’ve met seem genuinely amicable but there are some mentally unstable ones out there!

    • Andy

      Same here. I agree with all of your points. I also think it’s worth bearing in mind that the front line police really do have a very tough job to do. Day in day out they are dealing with incredibly stressful situations, the likes of which most of us come across relatively rarely. They don’t always get it right, but the vast majority of the time they do. I hope we see more officers like the last one in the video, that’s the right kind of attitude required really.

      • daveguapo

        but that is their job,dealing with criminals, its no excuse to harass innocent people protesting against what they see as harmful to their environment, and the las copper in the video arrested someone for failing to give a breathalyser test even tho he was walking and his car was nowhere to be seen, hardly an example just because he was polite about it

      • MissCostello

        “they don’t always get it right, but the vast majority of the time they do”.
        You know that, do you? Absolute fact? How? Links please.

  • Ian Battles

    $1,000 says not one of these coppers will be held accountable for their actions.

  • Chas Bayfield

    What happened next?

  • Guest

    Name and shame the nazi pig!!!

  • Donald Duck

    Name and shame the nazi pig, fucking police state! Have they forgotten they are public servants?

  • http://about.me/cbiggins Christian Biggins

    Mad kudos to the videographer. Fantastic work.

  • Bill3459@me.co

    What a dirty low down scum policeman . He should not be named and shamed . He should be named and sacked GMP 4302 . How many more poeople has this policeman charged with made up charges to suit himself . And he will not be alone as other police were watching . If these police do not stand up and be counted where will it all end . Police scum .

  • marinette

    Wow – so many shocked and horrified people! Chances are that if you associate with certain groups or find yourself in certain situations, then you might well be
    treated differently by the powers that be. It’s nothing new! It just surprises
    me that people think it’s some kind of very recent and sinister development. It so isn’t!

    I notice there was some mention of the miner’s strike further down the page…well, that’s just one example. And you only need to read this morning’s news to see another:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25947994

    It’s my observation that if you encounter police in a normal, everyday,
    non-confrontational situation, for example when you are seeking their help, you
    are likely to run into some nice, kind, supportive, decent people. Anti-fracking protests, though ….hmmm… that might be a bit different. In fact, just about any kind of protest. Hey, it’s going to be good when they introduce water cannon into the equation, isn’t it?

    • Copulate The Coppers

      That’s when the fun begins. They bring water and we bring fire.

    • daveguapo

      dont really get your point? of course the police arent going to act this way with everybody, point is they shouldnt act this way with ANYBODY unless theyve commited a crime

  • Bill3459@me.co

    Bet you this copper GMP 4302 was bullied at school and this is the way he counter acts this . What a Twat

  • Carol Milner

    I agree that the first officer should be investigated, but the second two policemen believed their colleague (and possibly friend). But if the man hadn’t been drinking why didn’t he provide a breath specimen? If he had then he wouldn’t have been arrested. I know he felt that they had no right to ask him, but is taking a breath test to prove your innocent so difficult?

    • Copulate The Coppers

      Well you know, if a police officer asked to do an anal cavity search because a colleague trumped up some make believe accusation that he’d seen you shoving heroin-filled balloons up there earlier you’d just comply right? I mean, if you’ve done nothing wrong and know you’ve done nothing wrong, then they can’t actually arrest you after they’ve shoved a couple of fingers up your anus can they? And it’d not be so difficult just to prove your innocence.

      • Carol Milner

        That’s the funniest thing I’ve read for a long while. are you a professional comedian? Also, how many policemen (or women) have you copulated with? I guess someone who doesn’t realise the difference between an anal cavity search and a breath test must be easily confused. :)

  • Guest

    Good on him for standing his ground and not consenting, much respect

  • Philip Reid

    Good on him for standing his ground and not consenting to the breath test.

  • Velocitor

    This is a disgusting abuse of power. What has happened to Britain? What occurred on camera looks more like a shakedown by corrupt thugs in a third-world banana republic than “the Land of Hope and Glory”. These officers are a shame to their profession, to their local district, and to the Queen… they ought to be dismissed from their jobs.

    • MissCostello

      Hope’s legged it – and ‘Glory’ never was. Where does ‘The Queen’ come into it?

  • Joe Ragman

    If you see him in an ally beat his ass.

  • daveguapo

    inexcusable….there is no crime to be over the driving the limit while walking in a public place, so the police had NO right to ask for a breathalyser, the 1st copper is a lying pig, end of, the other two should have established the facts before arresting him. those who defend this behaviour are the people responsible for this list http://www.bentlawyersandcops.com/bent_cops_list.htm

  • theelviscerator

    ah good for them fracking idiot protestors.

  • MB

    Um, get a lawyer. You’ve got your evidence, you’ve got his details, go through it already and provide a follow up piece detailing what happens.
    I can see from the video, the police officer 1 thinks you’ve said “two” when you’ve said “I’ve had tea” the first and then proceeds as if you’ve admitted to having two drinks from there. Whether or not he realises his mistake at any point is irrelevant. He’s panicking and ill-equipped to deal with the situation.
    It looks like you’re also being cantankerous and could’ve walked away at any point. In my opinion you’re both idiots. He’s a shitty cop and you’re a shitty protester. Nothing will be solved by any of this, its just a waste of everybody’s time.

  • Ryan Giles

    I think a lot of people are missing the point here. The police officer seen the man in question earlier in the day driving to the destination, can smell alcohol on his breath so is within his rights to use a roadside breath test. The camera and my laptop unfortunately don’t have smell-o-vision so its wide open to speculation, but why refuse a breath test if he is not in charge of a motor vehicle that day?? If there’s a suspicion of drink driving this police office is simply saving lives. Imagine if this man drove there, had a few drinks during the protests and then drove home, crashed and killed a family. Fuck his yuppy protesting arse.

    • Terry Paul Buholm

      Ryan Giles you are a nutter.

    • Peter Donovan

      The officer was lying. The guy arrived the previous day. Case was withdrawn by CPS

  • Duane Weimerskirch

    isn’t this why the founding fathers kicked the Brits ass 237 years ago? so now we are having the same bull policy in America. Those british pigs need an ass kicking.

  • Terry Paul Buholm

    This is why America kicked England and her redcoats out.

    • john

      Yep, and it’s been downhill ever since. Probably the stupidest revolution in history, even stupider than the French one. The English one was didn’t work out so well either though.

  • Stan Sands

    That is shocking. Those cops are so robotic that they lacked the ability to listen to anything the citizen said to them. I hope I am never in that situation because truth, logic and common sense have no power with such people. Incredibly frustrating for the citizen.

  • tomas rader

    My stats are from the FBI annual crime records. This was stated. Your lack of not noticing this fact may betray a hopeful delusion or simply an ignorant arrogance. The statement that odds of catching a minority rolling dirty are favorable is from several LAPD / LASD officers who are customers and have no fear of being non PC. There is only one race. … human. Guess you missed the Nova show or others that discuss DNA and genome mapping. That’s OK because often media and gov trolls were cheated by the educational system. Not your fault. … the UK invented the victim welfare mentality.

  • Tony Capo

    this is why you dont talk to the police. You said tea, he twists your words and says you said ‘two’.

    • Wolfgang_Zimmerman

      There was also the way he was continuously goading video man, hoping to trip him up. Advice: say as little as possible in a similar situation.

      • Tony Capo

        I just saw another article on this incident. the cop was fired.

        • Wolfgang_Zimmerman

          Do you have a link?

  • crizz1066

    Great to see the use of the word Psychopath in completely the wrong context. Almost as if the person writing this doesn’t know what they are talking about!!!

  • Debbie Romero Gallagher

    The article isn’t particularly well written, and uses sensationalist language to get people to watch the video. Unfortunately, the video speaks for itself, loud and clear. Officer Number 1 is abusing the power he has in this situation. The other officers come in late, and, as far as I can make out from the video, seem blameless; they have not seen the exchange between the pedestrian and the policeman, and they are trusting their fellow officer. Why shouldn’t they? The last policeman in particular, seems neutral and appropriate in his behaviour.

    Policeman number 1 is the problem. I am astonished by some on this thread who defend his actions, and talk as though his claims about the pedestrian driving a blue car and smelling of alcohol must be true. But we hear the officer repeatedly lie . He claims that the pedestrian has admitted to two drinks, when it is very obvious that the pedestrian says ‘Tea.’ The pedestrian says’ Tea,’ over and over again, there’s no mistaking it.

    If an officer of the law repeatedly and deliberately lies about what he hears in front of the camera, what makes us believe him when he talks about what he smells?

    What makes us believe him about some earlier, possibly fictional situation away from the camera?

    If we are basing a judgment on this video alone, then there is no evidence to support the policeman’s suggestion that the cameraman is drunk, there is no evidence whatsoever to suggest that the pedestrian is or has been driving under the influence of alcohol. There is considerable evidence to suggest that the officer was either mistaken in his hearing and refused to admit it, or that he simply re-worded what he heard to suit his preference, fabricating a prior situation to protect himself. We can only surmise, and any judgement based on that cannot be trusted.

    We do know that what this officer hears and what he says he hears are two different things, because he proves that right in front of us.

    I would not give a breath test to an officer so determined to find me guilty; if he lies about everything else, what is to stop him falsifying evidence? And in the meantime, when I am in the cells, what happens to my camera and the evidence on it?

    Every time an officer behaves like this, he endangers his colleagues and ruins the reputation of the force; Trust between the police and the public is at the heart of peacekeeping.

  • heenan73

    Has this officer been reported?

    YES / NO

    ?

    • Colin Gong

      YES …. on numerous occasions … for this instance and for others I know about that have occurred at the same site in the last 6 weeks … ….he has always flagged himself up as an accident waiting to happen by those who have spent time there … a proper loose cannon !

  • Predrag J. Maranovic

    Is it possible that the Police are actively and INTENTIONALLY recruiting and promoting individuals with personality disorders? Judging by the behavior of many of these we’ve seen – this could be the case. Also, which police are taking Anti-depressant medication in the line of duty? MAJOR PROBLEM FOR THE PUBLIC.

    • Debbie Romero Gallagher

      Why? Is there any evidence that people on anti-depressants are any less able at their jobs than anyone else? In Britain it is estimated that one in four people will suffer mental health problems in their lifetimes; it does not make them bad people, it does not make them criminally insane, it does not make them negligent.

      One of the weaknesses of the article is the way it uses words and phrases like, ‘psychopathic’ ‘crazed,’ ‘psychological condition…’ ‘Institutionalised.’ The writer is trying to link the idea of wrong-doing with mental health problems; an irresponsible and very discriminatory approach. Again, look at the video. There’s no evidence that the officer is insane, or suffering from a personality disorder. All we can be sure of is that he is acting in an offensive way contrary to the spirit and the letter of the law.

      Same as it is none of our business whether or not the pedestrian had alcohol that morning, so it is none of our business whether or not a policeman takes anti-depressants. All we have a right to look at is whether or not they break the law.

      • Predrag J. Maranovic

        YES. If you are taking Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors class drugs, the side effects and how they impair adult abilities to perform NORMALLY are well documented, and the idea of police functioning on what are essentially legalised narcotics – is a major problem.

        • Debbie Romero Gallagher

          Your starting point is irrelevant to the argument: we have no evidence of a behavioral disorder on the part of the policeman, same as we have no evidence of alcohol abuse on the part of the pedestrian, apart from the policeman’s assertion, the veracity of which is compromised by his earlier mistake/lie.

          But I will answer your point, because the last thing we need is a more mythology about anti-depressants and their effects. At this point, the easiest thing I can do refer you to Wiki: Serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) “are not synonymous with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), as the latter term is usually used to describe the class of antidepressants of the same name, and because SRIs, unlike SSRIs, can either be selective or non-selective in their action. For example, cocaine, which non-selectively inhibits the reuptake of serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine, can be called an SRI but not an SSRI.”

          In short, some crackhead cop out of Training Day is not the same phenomenon as an ordinary police officer taking anti-depressants and doing his/her job as well as any of their colleagues. It is inaccurate, offensive and dangerous to lump them together.

          • Wolfgang_Zimmerman

            quote: “we have no evidence of a behavioural disorder on the part of the policeman”

            Pretty much looked like behavioural or other disorder to me.

            Whichever it is, the man is not fit to be wearing a uniform.

          • Debbie Romero Gallagher

            There’s a massive difference between someone with a behavioural disorder and a plain old fashioned bully The policeman is behaving badly, but that does not mean he is not in control of said behaviour. Terms describing forms of mental illness should not be used as short hand for behaving in an inappropriate way; it’s a form of discrimination against people genuinely suffering with those issues.

            In the light of no evidence outside the video, I would tend to agree about the uniform.

  • Craig Peirson

    Make sure you take these filth bags to court!!

  • John Cox

    This disgraceful representation of the law should be fired with immediate effect

  • jcalex

    The man is very sick,and so is his family.If he has children I would tell their class mates all about this
    .

  • jcalex

    Someone should ask him where he grew up,and what High School he went to.

  • barndance

    what a site. a bunch of idiots on a witch hunt. what worries me is that most of you are eligible to sit on a jury in a court of law…….. that worries me a lot more than anything ive seen on this video

  • UK Dissident

    Fascism has slowly taken over this country, all rights are being eroded, this has been accelerated under the tories.

    If we don’t fight back as people, with community, we will soon be living in Hitler’s fantasy. As harsh as it sounds, it’s happening now. The Nazi’s took control with force…. the tories (and new labour) have been slowly turning the tap of fascism. This allows them to reduce impact and shock value, so that we see oppresion and authoritarian abuse as the norm.

    Wake up. Fight back.

  • EyingTheLies

    Most police you encounter in normal day to day life are the nicest people you could meet, but if you are “known” to them or are protesting against multi nationals you can bet you will encounter the perjurying corporate controlled thugs that have been implanted into the police force!

  • disqus_nHNm7SpGag

    AC (truely) AB

  • Tommy Michael

    The other two officers are fine, they’re just doing their job via the information they have been given. The first officer who gave them the information, doesn’t know what day it is, I suspect has been driving under the influence.

  • barry grannell

    Obviously the police do at times have a tough job on their hands. But in this paticular incidennt they where total out of order. The two officers who tried to take the breath test where hoodwinked by the other Policeman who obviously stepped way over the mark and actualy bullied these other policmen. Who was the guy in the blue tee shirt ? At first i thought this was a set up and i’d also like to know the outcome of this whole situation.

    • Wolfgang_Zimmerman

      quote: “The two officers who tried to take the breath test where hoodwinked by the other Policeman…”

      All in it together?

  • Chadd Parker

    I’d punch his fucking lights out or head butt him good that 4 eyed pig.

  • http://www.timmalonenow.com Lowbar77

    I guess if you say it enough, it makes it so. What a joke!

  • MorBayEdmonds

    It’s illegal for the police to stop someone recording them whilst they carry out their civil duty. It’s completely legal and actually advised by the police themselves that you record a police officer making an arrest.

  • Painting With-needles

    this officer is acting on his own and making himself personally liable for his actions as he is a policy enforcer when acting on statute law (road traffic act) and not a police officer who swears an oath to protect your peace

  • Tommy

    Completely out of control policeman! Possessed by power! SAD!

  • Ant E Stupid

    If an officer smells alcohol on a member of the public who he has recently seen driving what is he meant to do? Let the budding cameraman finish his morning drink then drive off potentially killing innocent members of the public. So there should be no sympathy for stupidity. How many times does one person need to be advised that if he doesn’t provide a specimen he will be arrested. It is suspicion of drink driving at the stage in which this was filmed. All this video shows is how many chances the cameraman was given to provide a roadside test. Stupidity is not a defence to drink driving and if he hadn’t been drinking why not provide a specimen and continue to peacefully protest. Hopefully awkwardness and drinking alcohol whilst driving will get him band and keep law abiding motorist safe

    • Rod Jones

      He didn’t smell alcohol any more than he was told that the guy had two drinks.

      • Ant E Stupid

        How do you know he couldn’t smell alcohol? and it is clear he misheard tea for two, due to the screaming, shouting and GMP Abusive chants

        • Wolfgang_Zimmerman

          Misheard? How many times did he mishear? Sheesh!

          He was a driven man, as in, ‘by hook or by crook’.

          • Ant E Stupid

            In the same breath how many times did the cameraman mishear provide a breath test or you will be arrested – he can’t have any complaints

    • Wolfgang_Zimmerman

      I am rather suspicious of the “suspicious” aspect here.

  • Ant E Stupid

    Is this a forum for ante law abiding members of the public or can anyone join as it appears that anything posted vaguely supporting a pro anything view gets removed

    • Wolfgang_Zimmerman

      Who is the pro here?

  • Albert Tatlock

    Come on, the Police are guilty of the Hillsborough cover up, the only surprise is that anybody is surprised.

  • Davyat79

    The Officer is entitled to ask for a breath specimen if he has reasonable cause, for suspicion that you have been driving under the influence,This suspicion may arise before or after the vehicle has stopped, failure to provide a breath specimen will almost certainly result in you being detained for further tests and possibly charges. However unless the Police Officer had been watching the individual for the entire time since he allegedly saw him arrive by car that morning and depending how much time had elapsed I’m unsure ,how could he conceivably hope to prove that the individual in question hadn’t had a drink since arriving??? . Seems to met the bottom line here is the Police Officer lost control of the situation by attempting to bully the cameraman , and having been unceremoniously pushed onto the ground for no obvious reason by the Police Officer it’s perhaps not surprising the cameraman got a bit stroppy.

  • Predrag J. Maranovic

    Most police are professional and considerate and will go the extra mile for the public, but I think the ones they send to these fracking protests have been instructed to make life as difficult as possible for the protesters. Sadly, some police take this to heart because they want to impress their superiors and report back that they kicked ass. This officer is a classic Type A, he wants to show he’s boss and wants a promotion, but is clearly perverting the situation without considering the people around him. When an officer does this, people get hurt. This is an institutional problem for sure, maybe a departmental issue in this region, who knows, but the bigger question is, who are police acting on behalf of – the people and protester – or the Fracking Corporations? This video certainly gives us the answer to that question as clear as day.

  • Lloyd Adam Cofagen

    It seems our friend Sgt Kehoe has been in the papers before – looks highly suspect, make sure this article gets around too…http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/4910218.___PC_was_not_a_scapegoat_for_corrupt_squad___/

  • Kid Rob

    Time for that policeman to be sued in his official AND PERSONAL capacity. That means you sue the State – and HIM PERSONALLY.

  • Ben
    • Ant E Stupid

      Good news for who? Where do you think the money comes from, tax payers (sorry for swearing)

  • Kieran Giles

    I’ll be controversial here and say that none of us were there. For all we know, he did arrive in a blue Mercedes. The officer could have smelt alcohol on his breath, and deduced that he had been drink driving. You shouldn’t avoid charges for that just because you’re not in your car at the time. I’m no police officer but people can be really difficult, especially during protests against things. If that bloke had nothing to hide, he would have just given a breath specimen.

    • Ben

      Some of what you say is true but if you are not in your car at the time or at least seen in charge of it, the breath test request itself may not be lawful. I could park up and immediately have a drink from a friends can of beer before going for a walk, for example. This man seems nowhere near his car so the request is seemingly unlawful. Would you submit to an unlawful stop and search? I sure as hell would not.

      • Kieran Giles

        I sure as hell wouldn’t be drunk at a volatile protest. If you’re going to protest something, it should be peaceful and you shouldn’t antagonise the situation by drinking. It doesn’t really help your case, painting yourself as the drunken idiot against fracking.

        The rozzer might have seen him come in his car and not seen him have any cans at the protest, leading him to deduce that he’d been drink driving. There’s nothing wrong with a stop and check on a breath test if you’re not hammered. Even if it was positive and he wasn’t in his car, it’d never have got through prosecution anyway.

        I personally think that the officer used an inventive way of removing a potentially difficult individual from the situation. I mean, did you see how easy he fell? That further provides evidence to the theory that he was probably pissed on arrival.

        • Debbie Romero Gallagher

          Wow, whole bunch of straw men here, Kieran, considering you are the one who started by reminding us that we weren’t there.

          Shouldn’t be drunk at a protest? No evidence he was, and no law against it anyway.

          Police might have seen him in a car? No evidence they did, except for the words of the policeman who lies about other matters right in front of us.

          Someone shoves you, you probably fall, especially if you are carrying a camera – it’s not against the law to be smaller than a policeman, and it doesn’t indicate drunkenness.

          The policeman was certainly inventive. He invented a drunk driving possibility without evidence of a car, any alcohol, or the presence of a drunk person at all, near a car or in one. From which he deduced the need to breath test a protester with a camera who had footage of the policeman shoving him over.

          If we write this off as an inventive solution to possible crimes, we are going to have to move most of the UK’s population to prison, as everyone is a potential criminal provided one is inventive enough to work out something they might be doing/considering doing wrong. The last thing the law needs is police to invent problems. Our government can do that all by themselves.

      • Ant E Stupid

        That is true – and that is why the officer asks him a number of times when he had the alcohol he could smell. Answer the questions = no arrest . If he had nothing to hide why be awkward and refuse as like everybody knows it was for publicity no more no less

  • Victor Szendzielarz

    Is the instigator not a Police Community Support Officer? With his silly hat and red lapels, and his inability to arrest, but detain?

    • Reactive Ooze

      No, he’s a police evidence gatherer (1:10), which is why he’s wearing that cap with the word “Police” on it. AFAIR the red epaulets denote the rank of inspector, which might explain why he got the other officers to do demand the breath specimen.

  • Ni Tony Shin

    surely this video is evidence enough of a wrongful arrest??? these officers should be brought to justice.. breach of peace and slandering the good name of a man of this land

    • Reactive Ooze

      The arrest was completely lawful – he was refusing a breath test and that’s what he was arrested for. The accusation that he’d been drink-driving though seems to be completely bogus.

      • Ben

        The breath test request appears unlawful. Police must have reasonable cause to suspect DUI and the man was a pedestrian not near his car.

  • Russell Barford

    That coppers got to be on something and not just adrenalin.

  • barndance

    maybe he should just get a job.

    • MissCostello

      He’s got one; what do you do?

      ‘Dr Peers, an electrical engineer with a doctorate in metaphysical sciences’,

      Manchester Evening News

  • Bernadette

    Uniformed thugs.How sad.

    • Ant E Stupid

      Thugs? how many chances does this man get to be a law abiding citizen- there is a cordon so working people lorry drivers, drillers can get to work and who are only being stopped by people who don’t!!!! Then provide a breath test after smelling of alcohol and being ‘suspected’ of driving – not rocket science follow the law and there would be no footage no forum and what better things would you have to talk about

  • Ant

    i think that speculation on this is a complete waste of time – there is no proof that the person with the camera did not drive and had not had a drink…. propaganda bullshit by people with nothing better to do!

  • Ant E Stupid

    This footage is clearly edited – listen to the lorries in the background – are people just stupid to think this is the whole footage

  • Ant E Stupid

    Am I right in thinking that these shouting screaming protestors are moaning about natural gas that could supply energy for the whole country for three decades. They would be first to complain if the government built a nuclear power station.

    Why not put the powers of writing filming and protesting into getting a job and putting something into the country and earn the right to have a say, as I bet these protestors don’t chain themselselves to their parents kitchen door to stop them using the gas cooker or cook children’s food on a bonfire in the garden, where does this gas come from ?

    • Libty Beaty

      so by the companies getting the gas via fracking you think you will get cheap gas or free gas, wake up, you will still pay through the nose for it. its not been proven beyond doubt that fracking is safe, and until it is it shouldn’t be done by big companies trading for profit and hiring the police to protect the fat cats,bet you will be the first to moan if in ten years time it is proved that fracking has poisoned the water or caused mini earthquakes, and people have a right to protest against anything they dont agree with,even if they dont work although what that has to do with anything is beyond me, because as we know there are jobs out there for everyone RIGHT

      • Ant E Stupid

        YOUR RIGHT – I’m not stupid to think that gas prices will fall but the thought of no gas is more worrying and no matter where it comes from we need it. I don’t agree that everyone who works should pay for everyone who doesn’t, but because I work and have bills every month the option of a camping trip with my friends in protest is out of the question

  • arcoiris

    I hope you’re going to make an official complaint AND bring a civil claim against them, as I did successfully, to the tune of £25,000 (plus a written apology and destruction of my DNA sample) when I was wrongfully arrested on a protest and accused (completely falsely) of making racist remarks, of refusing to leave the protest (which is what I was trying to do) and of assaulting police (when it was them who assaulted me!). They should be fired. Making up false charges should be taken very seriously indeed. I hope they go to prison. Maybe then others will think twice about it.

  • Zena Osborne

    Shameful ‘pack’ of bullies without a shred of common sense , there aggression is palpable on this video, the first officer is totally offensive in his manner.

  • Rogoraeck

    Hope that some “concerned” citizens, find where this Cop live with his family & children if any!
    Then do what was done in WWII by the underground. Send a tiny coffin to his home address! Let him crap in his pants & look behind for the rest of his life!

    • Debbie Romero Gallagher

      …And right here, right here, is where the real power, the public look at you in disgust and withdraw their support. Suddenly you’re the creepy one, the potential threat to their homes and families, you’re the one the police protect them against, and they’ll forgive a bad policeman anything as long as he keeps people like you away. Suddenly you’re the monster and he has all their sympathies.

      This is not the way to right wrongs.

  • Guest

    i would be at my solicitors with this video suing them for wrongful arrest and aggravated assault.

    • Ant E Stupid

      Your solicitors – that sounded like you employed one for a second, but if there is anything going free why not have one

  • Peter Rhodes

    If you see this officer at a campsite, steer well clear of him” Id say the opposite and confront him make him accountable for his action he is a public servant , being scared of him is exactly what he wants , if you fear corruption then it just spreads.
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  • Libty Beaty

    this is a disgrace and the policy officer should be sacked, the police are no longer there to serve us as they are a privately owned company trading for profit ,they are no longer there to protect us the public, they now protect corporations, out to screw us over,,and they wonder why the people have no faith in the law,how arrogant he was even though he knew he was being filmed he will probably get a slap on the wrist and be told DONT GET CAUGHT DOING IT AGAIN

  • Michelle Cook

    This video has destroyed any faith I had in the police force. I have always believed they are there to protect and support me when a criminal activity occurs NOT carry out a criminal act themselves to stitch up someone who is just filming evidence. Surely if there acting lawfully they should welcome any form of documentation. This made me want to cry. What hope do we ever have of living in a society that is equal and fair if the people who are supposed to police that can’t be trusted?

  • Peter Downey

    The worst thing about this, is probably, I like many, am not in the least bit surprised.

  • jasmin

    well to be honest i think that although i agree that the discussion of race is in this situation unnecessary, i nonetheless think that the way in which numerous number of you have jumpt in with phrases such as ‘i happens to everyone’ or ‘quit using the race card’ show exactly the sort of mentality that leads to ethnic minorities being unjustly harassed by police and noone being able to say anything. the ‘race card’ phrase is used by a variety of races to dismiss problems that are very real in out society. just because the guilt of centuries of white supemacy and enslavement of other coutnries gives contemporary caucasians a ‘funny feeling’ about discussing it does not make it less real. just because you feel shame for the oppression your ancestors inflicted upon the world (indeed i think colonialism in places usch as africa and asia are the reasons for the poor states of their countries; africa is left int he state of poverty and conflict it is in today because the western world is able to get cheap oil, diamonds and materials necessary for modern technology such as mobile phones) does not mean you have the right to claim any person who feels the sting of racial injustice a liar. By ignoring these claims, you allow yourself to live in a state of delusion, and see yourself and your country and the ,merciful benefactors of these ‘lesser or poorer’ countries. next time before you cut someone off when they make a claim of racial injustice you should stop and take a look t yourself, and ask the real reason why this is so offensive to you. im pretty sure you will find it is because you are burying your head in the sand. now that this is happening to white people it is worthy of comment and anger, but when this same thing has been happening to ethnic minorities all over the world for centuries they were accused of using the ‘race card.’ as the boundaries diving races begin to lapse in our cosmopolitan world, and no longer is social standing a true indicator of race divides, the problems that have plague ethnic minorities for centuries now begin to affect other races too. thusjust because you only have found that the police can be corrupt does not mean they only have begun, and indeed the person who noted that this type of targetting has been happening to ethnic minorities for years is correct and should not be dismissed. this si a problem for everyone now, not just minorities, and we should group together to confront it. however this does not mean dismissing the fact that these porblems have plagued a higher proportions of ethnic minorities over the years. just because it is now affecting you and the people around you, does not mean that it has not been a factor in the lives of thousands of minorities for the past decades.

  • Connie Regan

    the police are a non sentient body (made up of potentially sentient bodies), who work for the ‘government corporation’ for a paycheck. They are following a dubious dictat. like the gestapo were to the nazis. We should totally reform and do away with the Government. to do that you have to see through ‘U.S.’ control and the whole current system. Then you see ‘U.s. control is part of global picture that is balanced with karmas (actions and results) of other regimes. Its a big manifest web. Render unto Caesar just means, the worldly is solid yet self manufactured, it might not dissappear, recognise it for what it is, and render it back. Use your sentient body.
    It hurts when you get thumped. Don’t resist. Turn the other cheek.?…then…where goes you ? how moves the tide…the moon, the stars. How is you? Did you get brave enough to try non resistance? is that suicide? is it way to blue/ do we get them out? The ‘ruling’ ‘elite’…did they write us to render? whas up? Spirit and Matter?

  • Mark Brown

    Is this case of BULLYING being looked at, because I for one want to complain against this Bullying Disgrace to the Police Force!

  • http://conwaythecontaminationist.blogspot.com/ Conway193

    Cops are pigs – get over it.

  • Stoney-Browning

    See what happens when you let them take your guns away?

  • Jo Nicholas

    I would like to say I was shocked buy I am not, what worries me is that the first officer knew he was being filmed and still lied what would he have said and done had the man not been filming

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