Text: “Make something up’ threat Lancashire Police officer suspended”

Extract: “A police officer who threatened to “make something up” in order to arrest a man has been suspended from duty. A clip of the incident, which happened in Accrington, Lancashire, on Friday, had been widely shared on social media. In a statement the force said: “We absolutely recognise the impact this footage has had on public confidence.” It has been referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct. Lancashire’s chief constable said the officer’s behaviour was “unacceptable”. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-lancashire-52358114

Police behaviour (and ethical and legal concerns) has come into a lot more scrutiny in the last few years. Consider possible specific examples where police may come close to violating (or have violated) ethical guidelines in order to collect evidence, arrest a suspect, etc.

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