Drunken Police Witness
Originally posted by Peter Inson at 09:57, June 7 2013.
Today’s Times (June 7th 2013) reports the acquittal on a charge of theft, but dismissal form her job, of a police officer who was too drunk at the time to remember events later when questioned in court.
Why should anyone expect to be drunk in a public place where they can be a nuisance or threat to others, provide opportunities for unscrupulous opportunists, or simply an obstruction, in circumstances where they would be of little if any help to others and unable, later, to provide reliable evidence?
Sounds like the sort of evidence used in rape trials and the like – neither of us was really sober enough to remember what was agreed or what actually happened.