Thursday 5 January 2017

Procurator Fiscal Lets Police Pals Off The Hook

If you or I were to do something illegal, and got caught, what do you think the Crown office would do to us?

Yip, they'd have us in the dock quicker than you can say "Book 'em Danno".

So what do you think the Crown office did when their buddies in the police were discovered to have "abused state power" in a raid on the offices of Holman Fenwick Willan LLP (police seized privileged documents that were not covered by their search warrant - even Lord Justice Gross ruled the police's warrant was of "excessive and unlawful width")?

Well, the Crown office (who are the police's boss, work with them every day and rely on them every day to help them prosecute cases) said:

"The Crown has taken careful note of the court's decision. It has taken steps, and will continue to take steps, along with the police and other reporting agencies, to ensure that the appropriate lessons are learned."

So there you have it.

Next time you break the law, just tell the Procurator Fiscal (and the Sheriff in the court he drags you in to) that you've "taken steps" and can assure them that you have learned "appropriate lessons" from the crimes you have committed.

Let me know how you get on y'all.