Saturday, September 17, 2016
Five British cops face criminal charges after a black was left in a vegetative state when he was arrested outside a nightclub
He had been booted out of the nightclub for disruptive behaviour but had gone back so it is no wonder that he had to be restrained. People deserve little pity when their own behaviour was a big factor in their injury. If only blacks would be more co-operative with the police, much injury could be avoided. Given their extensive adverse experience with blacks, it must be no surprise that the cops sometimes treat blacks roughly. Cops are just men doing a difficult job, not saints. I am a rather bold driver so have on occasions been pulled up by the cops. But because of my relaxed and good-humoured manner, the main result was a polite conversation, not a broken neck. On all such occasions I noted how the cop visibly relaxed when he saw that he faced no hostility. It's basic human relations
Julian Cole, a student at Bedfordshire University, suffered a broken neck during the incident near the Elements Club in Bedford in May 2013.
He had been arrested on suspicion of a public order offence. The case was later dropped because of his condition.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission launched an investigation into 'the circumstances around the arrest and restraint of Mr Cole' and has now referred the case to the Crown Prosecution Service over possible criminal charges.
The incident happened when Cole returned to the nightclub to ask for a refund after he and friends were asked to leave.
Door staff seized him before police took hold of him. CCTV captured some of the struggle but not the part where Cole apparently lost consciousness.
He reappeared on CCTV handcuffed and being carried by officers into a police van. He is now in a care home and requires round-the-clock assistance.
The 23-year-old student's mother, Claudia, said the news was 'welcome' but had taken too long.
She added: 'We want to see justice for Julian, it will not bring him back, but we hope the CPS makes a swift decision on criminal prosecutions against the officers.'
In a previous interview his brother, Claudius, said: 'Julian did not need five officers to pin him down. He is only 5ft 5in and was unarmed.'
IPCC deputy chair Sarah Green said: 'This has been a complex and lengthy investigation involving examination of over 900 documents, interviews with witnesses, a number of medical expert opinions, CCTV trawls and forensic analysis.
'We are now satisfied we have gathered all the available evidence to enable the Crown Prosecution Service to determine whether or not charges should follow. We have kept Mr Cole's family and Bedfordshire police updated on our progress.'
A referral to the CPS is made when the IPCC investigation indicates that criminal offences may have been committed. But it is up to prosecutors to decide whether charges should be brought.
Original report here
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