Should Individual Police Officers Have to Pay for Breaking the Law?
While this story is from overseas, it raises important questions.-OEN
George Wilson was an ordinary teenager walking home from a nightclub in Liverpool in the UK one winter night, when he happened to notice a homeless man on the street nearby. He approached and handed the man a £1 coin.
But no sooner than he did that, a policeman appeared and claimed that Mr Wilson and the homeless man were engaging in a drug deal.
One officer arrested Wilson and another dealt with the homeless man.
What happened next was completely inadvertent on the part of the officer, yet it would prove crucial for what followed; he confiscated the teen’s phone but accidentally set it to record, ensuring that the entire conversation was recorded.
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