Four officers broke into Mr Fleming’s home on the night of August 6, 2009, following an argument between him and PC Burch (Ed: his neighbour) a few hours earlier about the volume of his music.
He was arrested and charged with a public order offence before being released on bail terms prohibiting him from returning to his three-bedroom home until the case had been dealt with in the courts.
Three months later, the case was thrown out at Southend Magistrates’ Court, which labelled the officers’ evidence “neither believable nor credible” .
In 2011, the Independent Police Complaints Commission later found PC Burch had changed his story from initially telling officers he was in fear of his life, to telling investigators he had called the nonemergency number because there was no threat to him.He gets £24,000. What do the police officers get? Nothing, it seems.
Well, I feel safer. How about you?