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Immigration Doge posted a topic in England & WalesHello ladies & gents - time for another one of my "Not quite law, but procedure" threads! This is mainly aimed at Met officers, but I'm interested to hear from the county mounties as well, as it will benefit the whole organistation So, you may or may not be aware of the rising hostility towards IO's on the streets of London recently: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4014426/labours-john-mcdonnell-glorified-violence-against-immigration-officials-with-sick-tweet/ (sorry for the link to the horrible rag, but it's the only one I have). In a nutshell, we're having to deal with more and more public order issues. The problem is, IO's generally "tactically retreat" from such incidents and Senior Management in Immigration Enforcement have been encouraging officers to utilise powers (obstruct / assault Immigration... and BoP) in an effort to tackle these individuals. Now, other than myself, no one I'm aware of has arrested for BoP (which happened outside our nick) and many officers are fearful of using such powers because no one has really "set the precedent" with what happens next - our organisation is about 150 years behind you lot! My aforementioned BoP arrest resulted in MD officers turning up and eventually releasing the DP - the breach had passed and it was the right result. However, I want to look at a theoretical incident where that's not really possible. So, one for you to consider: Questions - what happens next: - Should the IO's transport the DP to police custody or call for a Constable to attend the scene? - Would a custody PS be receptive to a BoP detainee... or would they laugh us out the nick? - If we do end up in custody and the custody PS is happy to accept the DP, what is the likelihood that someone will be taken to the Mags, for the purposes of binding over? Is BoP something that is pursued nowadays? - If custody isn't an option and / or police are uninterested in the case, what should we do? Drive the DP to another location, await the breach to pass and de-arrest? As ever, your comments are really appreciated - it helps us to ensure we're following correct procedure and it helps the organisation to grow!
Milankovitch posted a topic in UK Policing NewsCan the IPCC compel officers to give a statement in similar circumstances in E&W?