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Citizen's arrest on Police officer

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If a Police officer commits an indictable offence on duty can an ordinary citizen arrest him/her under section 24A PACE?

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SimonT
11 hours ago, MPotter said:

If a Police officer commits an indictable offence on duty can an ordinary citizen arrest him/her under section 24A PACE?

It might theoretically be possible. However, would it meet the necessity test? Officers are clearly identifiable, can be freely filmed and reported for due process. It's a limited and difficult process. 

Any attempt to infringe the movement of said officer would likely result in your arrest. Any physical attempt to restrain the officer would likely result in a lengthy conversation with the pavement. 

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Pathca

I think that M Potters definition and interpretation of indictable, may differ from all / most peoples 

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If a Police officer commits an indictable offence on duty can an ordinary citizen arrest him/her under section 24A PACE?



Why do you ask?

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Fedster
28 minutes ago, Mac7 said:

 

 


Why do you ask?

 

 

Sounds like he is planning on doing it.

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Reasonable Man

Absolutely you can, and should. The easiest way is wait until you have been presented to the Custody Officer and make the arrest in front of him/her. That way s/he will know the circumstances of the arrest and can book the arrested officer in immediately after you have been.

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Beaker

Good Luck

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Shmook

I really hope he is filming when he tries this. 

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Beaker
I really hope he is filming when he tries this. 
I'd pay good money to see that.
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Chaos
Absolutely you can, and should. The easiest way is wait until you have been presented to the Custody Officer and make the arrest in front of him/her. That way s/he will know the circumstances of the arrest and can book the arrested officer in immediately after you have been.
Haha please tell me your joking

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3 hours ago, Pathca said:

I think that M Potters definition and interpretation of indictable, may differ from all / most peoples 

My definition of indictable is any offence that can tried on indictment, whether indictment only or either way.

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MPotter
13 minutes ago, chaos4122 said:

Haha please tell me your joking emoji23.pngemoji23.pngemoji23.png

Clearly Reasonable Man is!

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MPotter
2 hours ago, Reasonable Man said:

Absolutely you can, and should. The easiest way is wait until you have been presented to the Custody Officer and make the arrest in front of him/her. That way s/he will know the circumstances of the arrest and can book the arrested officer in immediately after you have been.

I thought that whilst lawfully under arrest you lost the liberty to arrest anyone. Correct me if I'm wrong!

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Pathca

Marcus , what offences are you thinking these police officers may commit ?

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