The London Metropolitan Police has been accused of waterboarding suspects in the Enfield area of North London. There has been a shake-up but, as in the United States, no one has yet to be charged with the torture.
It is not quite as cute as bobbing bobbies. This is a case of torture. There are six officers involved in the allegations. The information came up in cases stemming from drug raids where four men and a women were arrested.
The United States has had such cases in the past, the most recent being a Texas sheriff and deputies who were prosecuted. For an earlier column, click here.
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If this is true I am thoroughly disgusted by the actions of the British police, who, after a series of similarly foul revelations, should be seeking to restore public confidence in them. Apart from anything else, what was the point of waterboarding these people when there appears to have been overwhelming evidence which would have secured a convition?
Now because of the police’s criminal behaviour, the drug smugglers have been freed.
If the police are found to have done this I hope that they are prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
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