Mr Ebrahimi had previously been visited by PC Winter and PC Harris after calling police on July 11, 2013, to report that James had beaten him up over the false belief he was a paedophile.
When the experienced officers arrived, one noted James was so angry he was 'foaming at the mouth' and bragged he would 'do time' to protect his children, the court heard.
The 26-year-old father mistakenly thought that Mr Ebrahimi, an immigrant, was filming children for sexual reasons - but actually he was gathering evidence of alleged antisocial behaviour.
Despite viewing footage of James barging in Mr Ebrahimi's flat, the two officers arrested the victim in front of a 'vigilante crowd', it was said.
Mr Ebrahimi was released without charge on the morning of July 12 and driven home by PC Henrietta Staveley-Brown.It seems 'paedophile type behaviour' trumps even 'immigrant' in the police playbook, no matter what the actual events. Because who does anything other than arrest and sort it out later (if the victim is still alive) any more?
Who inculcated that belief? It wasn't 'the right', was it?
And hardly surprising that Nick Gargan's police farce was riddled with incompetence. A fish rots from the head, after all...