If any good comes from this case, hopefully it will be that police are never, ever again given license to test equipment on a public road in this fashion.Well, let's see, then, shall we?
Two police officers have been disciplined for their part in a high-speed crash which killed a retired lecturer in Lancashire.They were acquitted then?
Driver Pc Sean Schofield and instructor Pc Andrew Massingham were cleared of causing death by dangerous driving.Yup. Still, given a warning, eh? Harsh...
But both men have now been removed from traffic duties and given a warning.
Naseem Malik, IPCC Commissioner for the North West, said:
"..."It was clear from our independent investigation that the driving of these two officers fell well below the required standard," she said.Hmm, lessons learned, eh...? I've heard that one before somewhere.
"It is essential that lessons are learned and action is taken to ensure the standards expected of police drivers are maintained.
Oh, and I left a bit out of the statement - he also revealed
"....that Pc Massingham was later convicted of a speeding offence while under investigation for the crash."He sure didn't learn any lessons, did he?