The Old Pals Act, 2016

There can be few more frustrating exercises for a journalist than trying to elicit straight answers from police forces. Legions of press officers are, mostly, conditioned to stonewall newshounds in search of the truth behind a story. Too often they are briefed by senior officers to provide obfuscating, misleading or, on more rare occasions, untruthful answersContinue reading “The Old Pals Act, 2016”

The Code of Ethics Confidence Trick

The College of Policing‘s Code of Ethics has often been described via my Twitter feed (@Neil_Wilby) as an Emperor’s New Clothes fairy tale, straight from the Hans Christian Andersen portfolio. It is a joke, a confidence trick, a scam or any other similar name you would like to call it. The only function for the ethics code, thatContinue reading “The Code of Ethics Confidence Trick”