Deer, however, they don't waste bullets on:
The officers – both long-serving and well respected, according to police sources – had been ordered to humanely destroy the animal, which had been hit by a vehicle.
However, it is believed the officers ignored protocol and used crowbars to kill the stricken deer – with Durham Police confirming that the animal was “apparently not destroyed in [a] humane manner”.You don't say..?
This outcome was predicted by a whistleblower who contacted The Northern Echo earlier this year claiming that photographic evidence had been withheld from the files submitted to the CPS.
The whistleblower expressed concern that the issue would eventually be dealt with ‘in-house’ rather than through the criminal justice system.
Senior police officers stringently denied the whistleblower’s allegations though confirmed one officer involved was married to a senior member of staff.How cozy!