ROBOCOCKED UP AGAIN what a Mayor we HAVE #Teesside
How ‘forgetful’ policeman was let off speeding fine
21:27 21 Sep 2014, updated 09:42 23 Aug 2001.
One rule For Bent UK. Cleveland Coppers.
Policeman was let off speeding fine
21:27 21 Sep 2014, updated 09:42 23 Aug 2001
RAY MALLON Said traffic offences are just as bad as Burglary. Fool.
A senior policeman whose car was caught speeding by a camera escaped a fine and penalty points after claiming he ‘couldn’t remember’ whether he was behind the wheel.(Drugs Maybe) Det Supt Adrian Roberts, the former head of the traffic division which installed the camera, was given the option of a £60 fine and three points or pleading not guilty and going to court. But the detective, who is now head of Middlesbrough CID, wrote to his force saying he could not remember if he had been driving the Citroen AX when it was photographed on April 8 in a 30mph limit. Superintendent Graham Cummings, of Cleveland police’s administration of justice department, decided he could not clearly identify his colleague as the driver of the car in Yarm Road, YARM, and after meeting the detective, wrote the ticket off. He took the decision despite the force being one of only eight piloting a scheme in which some of the money raised from speeding fines goes to funding new cameras. It has resulted in a four-fold increase in prosecutions to 3,000 a month, (Except NEIL SCOTT who won a case against them for Speeing showing they lied in teesside Courts. http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/local-news/driver-demands-police-device-scrapped-3716797. )bringing in £1million a year. Other officers at the force were so angered by the apparently ‘cosy deal’ they complained to the present head of the traffic division, Chief Supt Jeff Evans, who referred it to Assistant Chief Constable Della Canning. She is now investigating it. A senior officer said last night: ‘There is real anger within the force and in particular the traffic department at what has gone on. ‘Many members of the public feel aggrieved at the hard line the force takes with speeders but this is justified by the reduction in accidents. ‘But for a fairly senior officer to be treated in this way smacks of a cosy deal being done. It smacks of one rule for the police and one for the public. ‘There appear to have been no questions asked such as who else was insured to drive the car and whether they could recall what they were doing. ‘The matter should have been pursued and, if Mr Roberts wanted to fight the case, a court could have decided the outcome. ‘That is most probably what would have happened to a member of the public.’ Mr Roberts, 36, is viewed as a high flyer within the force. He replaced the pioneer of ‘zero tolerance’, Superintendent Ray ‘Robocop’ Mallon, as crime manager at Middlesbrough.(who was also Caught Speeding), Last night both Mr Roberts and his superiors refused to discuss the matter. Confirming the incident, force spokesman Charlie Westburg said: ‘An officer did receive a speeding ticket earlier this year and, following representations, that ticket was withdrawn. ‘The officer corresponded in his capacity as a private citizen, as many motorists do, with no reference being made to his status as a police officer’ But Bob Pitt, a former member of Cleveland Police Authority, said: ‘It’s just unbelievable that a serving police officer should use a get-out clause that he doesn’t know who was driving his motor vehicle.(Not Under a Criminal Mayor it isn’t) ‘It appears that a loophole in the law is being used not only by prominent people in society but now by police officers. It is totally unacceptable.’ The RAC’s Traffic and Road Safety manager Kevin Delaney, a former policeman, said: ‘The law is quite clear, when you are sent the notice you are required to name the driver and failure to do so is a criminal offence. ‘At best this incident demonstrates that Cleveland Police are spectacularly ignorant of the law.’ He added: ‘Unfortunately I think this does send out the message that there is one law for the public and another for the lawmakers and those supposed to enforce it,On #Teesside. #Middlesbrough.Anything Cleveland police say is Now Bollocks.