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    mart19902004 wrote:
    Jonnytrouble wrote:
    Dai Rear wrote:
    There are more coppers posting on here than have ever been seen on the beat, or ever will. Your answer to "Plebgate"?
    If you coppers really think not wearing a seatbelt is worth behaving like a bl**dy lunatic then God help any of us who you catch smoking in a bus shelter.
    It looks that way which is worrying !
    If this is true ( what above is saying ) and they agree to behaving like those 2 officers, notice on the video the 3rd one DID NOT ! only 2 had to go before senior officers for there ' act of madness '
    All I can say is im glad that everything is recorded !
    But THINK,why did someone ' shop ' them ??? and it came to this EH !
    My uncle ( deceased ) was a Police Sargent in Newport and he must be
    ' rolling ' in his grave if HE saw some of the stupid comments on here for support for those officers !
    i had dealing with police numerous times , and most of them think above the law , lied under oath no police office it trustworthy, i love to go public with all my evidence i have collect over the years but scared of being victimized and harassed by them , they work on targets !!! ( tell me how that ethically right ) , the ipcc are ex police officer they protect themselves.

    it cost my dad and arm and leg to get the best solicitor for me , for something i did not do , i was charged and taken to court on fictional evidence and make up statement, by the police and the so called victim , my solicitor managed to shame the police and the other parties within court ,

    but outside the officer were really unprofessional staring at me and making joke and trying to make me feel uncomfortable .

    ipcc are a waste because the officers involved didn t intentionally do it , it was ok, really?

    police should be able to held account for there actions , and be able to brought before a criminal court for there action , the ipcc should be selected by the public.

    i could keep going but it would take to long .....
    Oh don't get me started on officers making up stuff and lying under oath. I was taken to court for something that I did do but the only evidence was a false account by the police officer, who to see what she said she had seen was to be able to see through metal. Was the only reason why I went not guilty but my solicitor didn't have the spine to completly challenge the officer, did go as far as to ask why her notebook was only updated with my discription only after I had been arrested. My whole point in court was the fact that the police officer had lied and how can I be found guilty on a lie.

    But saying that not every police officer is a bad egg and the one in question now was doing his job. In light of what has now been said in the comments if I was the officer I'd have tased him just for taking the mick.

    But its obvious that he didn't want to get into trouble so the police had every right to do what they did. Its just that the force itself didn't have the bottle to stand upto the guy and deffend it's officer.

    Really annoying that they will deffend a copper who lies through thier teeth but hangs one out to dry that was doing his job."
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OAP whose car window was smashed up in Usk, slams ex-PC's ‘obscene’ payout

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A PENSIONER whose car was smashed up by a Gwent police officer after a chase said that “the law has failed”, as the officer is set to receive a payout of over £400,000.

The video of former traffic cop Mike Baillon, 42, hitting the car window of 73-year-old Robert Whatley 15 times in Usk went viral on the internet, being viewed more than 30 million times on YouTube.

This led to Mr Baillon quitting the force after he became the butt of daily jokes.

But following a tribunal, he is to be awarded £429,434.64 for loss of pension, and will receive a further sum for loss of earnings since leaving the force.

Mr Whatley said: “I consider myself the victim of his actions as he was in a position of authority. It’s an obscene figure to be awarded and on this occasion the law has let the public down.”

The incident happened in 2009, where Mr Whatley was seen driving without a seat belt, which resulted in a pursuit after Mr Whatley drove off.

He was found guilty of not wearing a seat belt and failing to stop, but won a payout from the police over the damage caused to his vehicle.

Mr Whatley claims that he didn’t realise the police wanted him to pull over.

He said: “I suffered an acute stroke previously and was in recovery so I was trying to get home to take my medication.

“It was bang out of order what happened that day.”

Following the events, Mr Baillon was taken out of his traffic police role, as Gwent Police chiefs claimed he had become “obsessed” with “the Whatley incident”.

He resigned in August 2012 after he became the victim of unpleasant comments from other police officers and on one occasion his locker was defaced.

He won a constructive dismissal claim at a Cardiff employment tribunal and at a remedy hearing on Wednesday, his solicitor Nick Smith criticised Gwent police force.

He said: “Mr Baillon was removed from a job he loved and it was a gross abuse of power by the police.”

Following the decision, a Gwent Police spokesman said: “We will now reflect on the judgment.”

Speaking to the BBC, Mr Baillon said he felt let down by Gwent Police.

He said: “I felt to draw a line under the incident, I needed to make the organisation aware of how they dealt with the incident and the effect that had on me and my family.

Referring to Gwent Police, he added: “They’ve cost me my job and they’ve cost the taxpayer an awful lot of money. I was highly trained and highly committed, but it counted for nothing in the end.”

After leaving the force, Mr Baillon set up a company called Celtic Woodcraft.

Video of the incident in Usk in 2009:

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