A question he expressed quite voluably on several occasions.Given that treatment, why would he ever put himself in that position again?
He was never operational again and came back to office jobs which he stayed with till retirement. A total waste of a brilliant operational cop.
BUT he had experienced an awful treatment. The threat to his job and liberty, his mortgage and pension and his wife’s health.
He couldn’t come to my wedding because by that time his wife didn’t want to be around the police at all. She avoided them (us) as an organisation if she could.
Unfortunately I don’t think it is any better for cops at the wrong side of a significant incident now.
I am incredibly proud of the officers who still go out and risk it all day in and day out for a fickle public who will as soon damn them as praise them and where they have little organisational or institutional support.