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05-25-07, 07:43 AM #1
Another stupid judge
Cop gear too arresting for court
A judge was blasted after ordering a cop out of his court for wearing full uniform.
Judge John Rogers said: "Why are you wearing all that equipment?"
The policeman - in body armour with baton, handcuffs and pepper spray - replied: "It's my work dress, your honour."
The Sun reports he apologised but the judge at Mold Crown Court, North Wales, said: "You don't come to court dressed like that."
It was the second time Judge Rogers has blasted a cop for turning up in full uniform.
Richard Eccles, of North Wales Police Federation, said: "Officers are often asked for help at court. They must be equipped for their own and the public's protection."
North Wales Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom has told the Courts Service he will still send officers to court in operational uniform.
A police source said: "This judge is out of touch."
You have to wonder sometimes what planet judges are on. I always attend court in body armour and with my belt kit, I go back on duty afterwards straight from the court so I would have to go and get changed if I wore a tunic or suit therefore wasting even more of my time for court.
05-25-07, 07:55 AM #2To be born an Englishman, is to be a winner in the Lottery of Life.
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05-25-07, 08:34 AM #3
He should have asked the judge why he was wearing that big ass black robe.
05-25-07, 09:54 AM #4
Maybe his wig is on to tight?Just because your sign off after you're shift is done, doesn't mean that it's over and put blinders on. You're a cop 24/7 wether you like it or not. If thats something you can't handle, you should find a new line of work!
05-25-07, 03:52 PM #5
I go to magistrates in normal street gear, but I'm old fashioned and still wear the tunic without "bat belt" to go to crown court.
We have been told though that we are supposed to go to all courts in normal uniform and to wait in the public areas in order to help out court staff as they no longer have police officers at the courts, only private security.the sole advantage of power is that you can do more good.
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05-25-07, 03:58 PM #6
The sheep have been sheltered far too long...
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05-25-07, 03:59 PM #7
We normally have to wait in the public areas as well unless the prosecution witnesses need to speak to us.
I don't have a tunic or dress trousers. Usually take my helmet to court and stick in on the stand with the badge facing the room (not sure why just always have done) always stand to give my evidence as well in the Mags court they give you the option to sit but that puts you at eye level with the lawyers and the bench I prefer to look down at them all (maybe it's an ego thing or tactical).
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