It's the nature of the organisation. In such a politically correct, diverse, inclusive etc, etc set up, Health & Safety is God. You can't help an old lady across the road without carrying out a "dynamic risk assessment". It's not that long ago that a woman bled to death because police wouldn't let paramedics in to her house to treat her, even though the whole street were telling them the perpetrator had left the house.
Listen you lot I've got an Inside source, who assured me that the 'weapon' he was carrying can be easily mistaken for a stinger missile system, in a bad light if the lads haven't cleaned their glasses for a while. And besides which they can't take chances these days what with the Olympics just around the corner.