How can I complain?
The police should treat you fairly and with respect. If you are unhappy with how you were treated, you can complain. If you feel you were treated differently because of your race, age, sexuality, gender, disability, religion or faith you can complain of unlawful discrimination.
And currently (2011) they seem to be targeting white kids – discrimination to balance out their stats?
It will help if you keep the form that the police gave you – if they did.
The Police Standards of Professional Behaviour set out the standards expected of police officers. This includes requirements to:
- act with honesty and integrity
- treat members of the public and their colleagues with respect
- not abuse the extraordinary powers and authority police officers are granted
- act in a manner that does not discredit or undermine public confidence in the police service.
Complain – and keep ‘em honest.
If you reasonably think that these standards have not been followed – complain! For tyranny to prevail, just sit on your arse and do nothing.
Here’s the form to complain against the Met Police.
Click here for each of the police forces Professional Standards contact details page.
Remember – in these days of form filing and targets, no policeman likes to get complained about too much. So name ‘em and shame ‘em!