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Evening standard.'Three lying Met officers blamed teen motorist for crash'

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ParochialYokal

If the CCTV does indeed indicate that to be the case, it is pretty poopy to try to fit up an innocent member of the public for Officer error. It isn’t even ‘noble corruption’ whereby they have tried to stitch up someone whom is probably guilty of an offence.

It is this flippant and stupid disregard for honesty and integrity that bothers me most. It makes me wonder ‘what else have they (allegedly) been telling porkies about?”

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Cathedral Bobby

It is the kind of behaviour which is very hard to accept ever. If this turns out to be the case then I would be content for them to be fired.

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Radman
22 minutes ago, ParochialYokal said:

If the CCTV does indeed indicate that to be the case, it is pretty poopy to try to fit up an innocent member of the public for Officer error. It isn’t even ‘noble corruption’ whereby they have tried to stitch up someone whom is probably guilty of an offence.

It is this flippant and stupid disregard for honesty and integrity that bothers me most. It makes me wonder ‘what else have they (allegedly) been telling porkies about?”

My thoughts exactly. 

Stitching an innocent person up criminally to save your own skin is low, really low. 

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ParochialYokal

Such a PolCol isn’t career ending. Yet they perhaps have made it so.

 

I am not bringing the issue of ‘protected characteristics’ into the conversation prematurely, as I feel that such a mention is timely, but nonetheless the ‘victim’ was both a teenager and Asian. There is further context to be considered that area that the collision happened in has a large, working class Asian population.

 

It could be hypothesised that the Officers felt that his demographics meant that they thought that they could get away with telling such ‘porkies’, if that is indeed the case of what happened.

 

A comparison could be made as to whether Officers who ploughed into a £50k 4x4 in Kensington and Chelsea would have felt that they could have (allegedly) tried their luck by telling such ‘porkies’.

 

For all intents and purposes, the ‘victim’ was the type of young person whom we should pat on the back for doing so well. He is seemingly a working class, Asian young man whom pursued a non-academic route to qualify as a MOT Tester. The fact that he channels his well earned income into paying for the prohibitive costs of running a car in London shows what a commitment he has to motor vehicles m- the very passion that has allowed him to establish a reputable career whilst still being a teenager. We should be taking our hats off to him.

 

What he didn’t deserve (if this is indeed the case of what happened) was for two Police Officers to take one look at him and make a split second decision to fit him up for their own mistake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Truck driver 1
21 hours ago, ParochialYokal said:

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It is this flippant and stupid disregard for honesty and integrity that bothers me most. It makes me wonder ‘what else have they (allegedly) been telling porkies about?”

If it turns out to be true they told lies then they are not fit to hold a warrant card and be sacked but will wait for the outcome of the court case .

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Officers cleared of perverting course of justice over car crash

Jury throws out claims that all three colluded to make up a story on accident report.

Acquitted: Three Met officers found not guilty of perverting the course of justice

Acquitted: Three Met officers found not guilty of perverting the course of justice

Date - 13th May 2019
By - Nick Hudson - Police Oracle
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Three officers accused of “putting their heads together” to present a report that wrongly blamed a teenage motorist for a collision have been cleared of lying.

A jury at Southwark Crown Court deliberated for three hours before delivering a ‘not guilty’ verdict on PCs Max Michel, 28, Shaun Charnock, 34, and Ryan Francis, 27, who all denied doing acts intended to pervert the course of justice.

The case revolved around about a car crash involving a marked police car which smashed into the side of 19-year-old Raj Mehra’s vehicle after running a red light.

PCs Michel and Charnock were responding to an emergency call when the incident happened at a junction in west London on December 4, 2016.

Mr Mehra, who was on his way from his home in Hounslow to his friend's restaurant in Hampton, had to be cut out of his VW Golf after the accident.

He said he was left feeling "dizzy and heavy" by the crash, which saw his airbags "explode" and "sparks coming out".

Michel had driven the police vehicle along the Uxbridge Road in Feltham and through a red traffic light, with Charnock in the passenger seat.

Prosecutors claimed they had "put their heads together" to blame Mr Mehra for the collision, and were assisted by PC Francis, who attended the scene to report the crash.

Mr Mehra, who said he worked as an MOT tester at the time, was initially the one reported for suspected criminal offences, including driving without due care and attention and not having the appropriate insurance.

PC Francis was accused of supporting his colleagues by presenting a report in relation to the accident that resulted in the victim being wrongly blamed.

CCTV later recovered of the incident showed the police vehicle had moved forward through a red traffic light.

Mr Mehra said PC Michel had first asked him how he was, before becoming rude and shouting at him.

He added: "Before this incident I always respected the police. I thought of them as a protection for me. Since this has happened, that has changed."

In his evidence, PC Michel told the jury: "I never made anything up. I told everything as I 100 per cent believed it at the time I made my statement."

He had just over four years of active service at the time of the collision, as well as a period of time working as a special constable.

PC Michel said that since becoming a response driver in 2016, he had been driving with blue lights and sirens "more than once a shift".

He told the jury there would have been no consequences for him if he had been found to be at fault, and had no reason to lie about the accident.

"Police driving is very demanding and mistakes happen," he said.

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SimonT

But the headline clearly states that they lied. Something fishy there. 

If the paper had proof they lied they should have given it to the police! 

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5 minutes ago, SimonT said:

But the headline clearly states that they lied. Something fishy there. 

If the paper had proof they lied they should have given it to the police! 

Bit of semantics here.  They were found not guilty of pervertig the course of justice which is not necessarily the same as being proven that they were being fully truthful.

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ParochialYokal

They seemingly made statements that were not correct in error and without intent to pervert the course of justice.

They said the light was green when it was in fact red. They must have been confused?

Whilst I would not have taken pleasure in them getting jailed for this, I am happy that the CCTV exonerated the hard working teenager whom has carved a career out for himself. It least that has not been ruined and he can continue as a MOT tester.

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Billy Blue Tac
4 hours ago, SimonT said:

But the headline clearly states that they lied. Something fishy there. 

If the paper had proof they lied they should have given it to the police! 

It was in 'quotation marks' which is accepted media shorthand for 'allegedly' meaning they don't have or need any proof to run a sensationalist, attention-seeking headline

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