A councillor reported a man to police for calling him scruffy during a meeting.
Liberal Democrat Martin Eakins was so incensed by the remarks that he demanded officers had a word with the ‘offender’ – former councillor Mike Kane.
A police community support officer was sent to Mr Kane’s home. Mr Kane said: “I couldn’t believe it. I was sitting in my living room and was just about to go to bed when there was a knock on the door and there was a PCSO. “I didn’t know what was wrong. When the officer told me that I’d been reported for making inflammatory remarks, I was absolutely speechless. “It just seems a major overreaction for a couple of remarks made at a public meeting.”
Coun Paul Murphy, chair of the police authority, has demanded an explanation from the chief constable. He said: “This is not an appropriate use of police resources and I will be writing to the chief constable to express my concerns.”
My comment: More proof that the Police will do the bidding of a councillor/council whilst ignoring more serious complaints from members of the public. Councillor Martin Eakins you are an idiot, is this democracy in action Liberal style and can I now expect a visit from the Police? The question is why are the Police so keen to become public sector lackeys? There are a few more examples on this blog.
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