Frank Drebin

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  1. Not really,... They're usually complete idiots!!,..
  2. Poor choice of place to stop, but that really is the worst of it. Much better I suppose to crack on regardless and cause an accident due to driving whilst fatigued?,..... Can you imagine the sheer scale of the hand wringing that would go on then?? (the next weekday morning at 0900 obviously). Contrast that article with the one showing a picture of squaddies sleeping in a canteen and the sympathetic caption along the lines of 'exhausted soldiers after spending xyz hours helping with flood relief'. This Daily Star effort was straight out of the Piers Morgan school of 'journalism', but tbh not much else to be expected from the Star. If the journo who wrote it was any cop they'd be working somewhere else. Personally it works as yet another reminder that the longer I serve the more I realise that policing is rarely, if ever, worth it!,.......
  3. I'd suggest ringing your local force and asking to speak to the firearms licencing officer. They should be able to provide you with a definitive answer. You say you're living with your girlfriend and her mother in their council house, so technically you are resident there, even if your not on the tenancy (whether you should be doing that or not is between you, them, and the local authority, and not a police matter). Ultimately, as part of your cert application you'll have to provide a home address, presumably where your staying now, and that will be subject to a home visit and check of your security arrangements, ie: gun cabinet, etc, before any approval is given anyway.
  4. Yes.
  5. No. You've not been convicted, or had a caution or formal warning (I'm assuming that because you haven't said so, you weren't questioned under caution and didn't sign anything, eg: the officers pocket note book). Unlikely that even the arrest would show up because you don't get a custody number until you are actually booked in at the station in front of the custody sgt.
  6. From the limited details you've provided this sounds like it occurred relatively recently, within the last few years? I would suggest that being as the police are so heavily audited these days, had the officer recorded the matter anywhere he would have been in touch with you. He would not have been able to file/dispose of the matter without doing so, if he'd recorded it. The fact that he's not been in touch heavily suggests to me that he never recorded it, be it forgot, couldn't be arsed, whatever. Of course that's not 100% foolproof, nothing ever is. But I think you can relax tbh.
  7. Typical PSD shithouse trick, that. Some time back on my area PSD's latest 'initiative' was running around in an unmarked motor, looking for marked patrols exceeding posted limits when they weren't readily identifiable as responding to something (They'd be monitoring the local channel, etc). They'd then pull up the marked vehicle and demand explanations from the driver, etc. Came a little unstuck when they got confused about where a limit changed and pulled up a patrol for no reason. About par for the course for the half-arsed divs they employ in PSD's, sadly,....
  8. There should be records, but that is by no means a guarantee that there will be, the only way to know for sure will be asking. Something like you are describing I would expect to be recorded at a local (force) level, rather than on a national system, so if you've moved, etc, you'll need to get in touch with the force covering where you were at that time, if that makes sense.
  9. Every force deals with harassment warnings/first instance of harassment slightly differently, so without knowing where you are it's impossible to tell exactly. But, in general, when anyone makes a complaint to police they put in motion an unstoppable, policy driven, sequence of events, whether they intend that or not. The officers involved won't even have any control over it, discretion having long been forgotten by the police as a service (or rather it's been deliberately erased by policy). It find it highly plausible that this person was telling the truth when saying that they tried to withdraw the complaint, only to be told that they could not.
  10. 1. Speak to the solicitor/barrister. If he/she considers what you've got to say to be of value to the defence then he/she can arrange for a statement to be taken from you (if the police don't take one, see my previous post as to why they might not) and to call you as a witness at trial. 2. Given the level of the injury you've stated has been caused then I would suggest yes. Although sentencing is notoriously inconsistent so it doesn't automatically follow. I hadn't realised you were in Scotland being as you've posted in the 'In The Eyes Of The Law (UK Excluding Scotland)' section. 3. In England a caution involves an admission of guilt hence the recording. I assume that's the same in Scotland, but I don't know. If a judge rules no case to answer or not guilty then that is different and should not result in a criminal record. You REALLY need to discuss all this in detail with your brothers solicitor/barrister.
  11. Very hard to give advice without knowing the details of the job, but,........ GET HIM PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION!!,...... I don't know if he had legal advice up to now or not, but I'd suggest you check and if not then get some for him. If you can afford it then go privately to a reputable firm, rather than relying on some legal aid/duty solicitor joe schmo who'll probably just do the minimum for the money they get (don't get me wrong, there are some good duty solicitors about, but there are also loads of crap ones, and it's a bit of a lottery) What police are supposed to do is fully investigate and gather all the evidence as it pertains to the case whether it supports the prosecution case, or whether it supports any defence case. On the other hand what often happens if the case is viewed as a bit of a 'slam dunk', (victim of an assault with tangible evidence of injury and a named offender might well fit that) then it's not uncommon that bits of evidence that support are presented to CPS and everything else gets ignored. It's lazy police work, but it happens. And a good solicitor will often suss that out. All that said, everything I've stated above is rather hypothetical as I know nothing of the case (and I wouldn't recommend taking too much free advice from the internet anyway) Apart from the get him a good solicitor bit,..... DO THAT!!!!.
  12. I hope I'm not too late with this: DO NOT SIGN LOCAL RESOLUTIONS EVER !!! If in the future you (or the person who isn't you, or who ever this is about) are unlucky enough to be subject of a complaint that is criminal in nature PSD will include LR's on the MG3 to CPS when seeking a charge, as evidence of bad character, to try and influence the charging decision. Although tbh, they'd probably include them on the MG3 whether you'd signed them or not, so on reflection perhaps it makes no difference.
  13. Complaints of all kinds against police do happen a lot, particularly against uniformed officers in front line roles, but it can happen to any. And you are correct, this does prevent transfer to another force, until resolved. The 'protocol' for if the complaint is criminal in nature tends to vary according to which side of the bed the PSD investigator got out of that morning, or which way the wind is blowing. Officers can a do get suspended from duty for a year or two for allegations of low level offences (and not necessarily of an honesty and integrity nature) while PSD fabricate the evidence,... (sorry, did I just say that out loud?,.. I meant while they build their case, of course,.... )
  14. Is that a real clean slate?? :wink:
  15. The civilian staff gaolers in my lot can do constant supervision of prisoners, unless they have warning markers for violence (the prisoners not the gaolers ) however violence warning markers get hrown around like confetti, so just about everyone has one. Then a PC does the constant watch. And it is always a PC from response, regardless of which department has made the arrest, CID, etc (not joking, CID do make arrests every so often. Usually as regularly as Halley's comet passes over :tongue: ). So, pretty much the same as every other ****** job any other department can't be bothered to find the staff for, it defaults to response.