Archive for April 9th, 2009

April 9th, 2009

Positive Action

Posted in The Job - Comment by 200

So Mr Quick has now resigned from his role as head of anti-terror policing. A resignation within 24 hours of the incident is reasonably quick.

The officer seen on the recent G20 video pushing a man who subsequently died as a result of a heart attack, has been suspended. Granted the incident happened last week, but the officer was suspended within 24 hours of his identity being known.

A bad week for the police is being mitigated with positive action.

Compare & contrast this to the misdeeds of politicians who, when they do go, usually take weeks of ‘full support’ of their respective leaders followed by a quiet resignation to have more time in the garden. They are rarely suspended or sacked. Perhaps, for once, they could take a leaf out of the books of the Met?