This is the height of absurdity. When GMP discovered that Inspector Burgess and PC Blackburn had not reponded to 19 allegations of legal offence, the Professional Standards Branch did all it could to pretend that there was nothing wrong. The IPCC found against GMP and is there any wonder when elsewhere the police can turn out this level of power to deal with a runaway cow?

It makes the deliberate flouting of their oath in Sale look like a parody. It fails completely to reassure someone who has been the victim of police lies for three years.

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