"F*** off, this is police business!"Andrew had just pointed out that the police van Farooq was driving had just reversed up a one-way street, ignoring no-entry signs in the process. Andrew explained:
"The no-entry signs mean you are supposed to drive all the way around the block, like I do every night... when the police van did it I sort of said, 'Hey mate no entry' but he just shouted out the window, 'F*** off, this is police business'. But WHEN I TOOK A PHOTO OF THEM HE CAME RUNNING OUT, BATTERED THE CAMERA FROM MY HAND ON TO THE FLOOR AND ARRESTED ME FOR THREE CRIMES, NONE OF WHICH I'D COMMITTED."
The Mail added:
"Mr Carter was... bundled into the van over claims he had 'assaulted' an officer with his camera, resisted arrest and was drunk and disorderly. He was held in a police cell for five hours before being released on bail at midnight...So, the nasty, Asian liar, who swore at a solid, British citizen doing his civic duty, abused his personal property and then arrested him on trumped-up charges, will have his 'future performance monitored.' But, apart from that, 'no further action' will be taken.
Mr Carter was never charged with any offence. His complaint over his wrongful arrest led PC Farooq to face a disciplinary tribunal last month... and (he) has since received a personal apology from PC Farooq and Rob Beckley, deputy chief constable of Avon and Somerset Constabulary...
Mr Beckley, who chaired the tribunal, apologised to Mr Carter in writing for PC Farooq's 'totally unacceptable' behaviour and said THE OFFICER'S FUTURE PERFORMANCE WILL BE MONITORED...
It is understood NO FURTHER ACTION WAS TAKEN AGAINST PC FAROOQ, WHO IS A MEMBER OF THE BLACK POLICE ASSOCIATION'S AVON AND SOMERSET BRANCH.
According to a report from the Bristol Equalities Network published two years ago, PC Farooq's duties within the BPA included work with the wider community on 'GOOD RELATIONS WITH THE POLICE'. AT THE TIME HE WAS THE BRANCH'S GENERAL SECRETARY."
Thus, a police officer can bring charges against a decent, British man that could see him imprisoned and, when that officer is found to have been making the whole thing up, he will not lose his job. And the officer in question is then free to do the same thing again if he feels like it.
I wonder, if Farooq had been an indigenous Brit, do you think he might have got the push? Does anyone out there think that the fact that the nasty liar was the Black Police Association’s Branch Secretary might have had anything to do with him being given a slap on the wrist, as opposed to being kicked off the force?
I wonder if he's done anything like this before? I wonder if there are any more Aqil Farooq types abusing decent, British folk and getting away with it?
'Good relations with the police,' eh? Well, I should imagine PC Farooq and those who think that 'no further action' should be taken against him, would have good relations with the politicians, the media darlings and the PC Crowd, but as for the rest of us?
Ask Andrew Carter.