(This isn’t satire – it’s G4S!)
So Warwickshire Police are going to be using detectives employed by private security company G4S to investigate serious crimes like murder, including interviewing suspects and witnesses and conducting house to house enquiries.
Don’t know about you – and I don’t know the legal implications of this – but if someone employed by G4S wanted to interview me as a witness during a police investigation I would refuse to cooperate and only agree to be questioned by a bona fide police officer.
I’d be prepared to be charged with hindering a police investigation. My defence would be that I wasn’t hindering a police investigation because it wasn’t actually a police investigation at all – it was one being conducted by a private firm.
If as I suspect, I wouldn’t be the only one to think like this, how is that going to affect criminal investigations in the long run?
A bunch of cowboys like G4S investigating serious crimes? When are the British public going to wake up to this madness?
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