BBC Article: “‘Make something up’ threat Lancashire Police officer suspended”

“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”.

There certainly seems to be a lot of concrete evidence that the police officer is guilty of serious misconduct. However, conducting a fair and impartial investigation (“process”) may be more important than trying to reach a quick end result by suspending or firing the police officer.