The trio were arrested after Dodd claimed they had all raped her after she met them on a night out in the city - and they spent a total of nearly 50 hours in police custody before being released on bail.Rosie Dodd got two years for this. And once again, we get the same old platitudes:
Detective Constable Gina Farrell led the investigation for Nottinghamshire Police and slammed Dodd after the hearing for never showing ‘an ounce of remorse’ for what she put the men through.And how about what the police put him through? Any remorse from you, Gina?
DC Farrell added that time the force’s specially-trained officers spent with Dodds could have been given to someone who ‘really needed our help’.And that's not entirely all her fault, is it?
A man* says he is still in shock and feels emotionally shattered and unable to trust women after being falsely accused of rape.
And he is now warning other men to be careful when they go on a night out.
The 29-year-old, who does not want to be named, was arrested and his home was subjected to a rigorous police investigation after the incident.He has a few words that ought to resound in Gina Farell's mind:
Until it happens to you you don’t realise how destructive it can be and how scared it can make you. When I was at the police station I felt like the female officers were looking at me with disgust.They probably were. No doubt that's exactly how Gina looked at the three she arrested at first.
And we'll no doubt get the usual complaints that 'police aren't psychic' and 'we have to arrest to investigate, blah, blah, blah...'.
Well, save it. Until I see police officers going into print arguing that the current way rape is investigated is unfair and unjust to those men falsely accused, who end up with their DNA on file and potential employment problems, I'm going to consider you part of the problem, not part of the solution.
*H/T: Steve via email