A senior police officer has said it is “not practical” for officers to investigate crimes such as shoplifting and criminal damage as his force bids to save £400 million.But it's totally practical to chase decades-old abuse cases and Tweets that offend people?
Deputy assistant commissioner Mark Simmons said the force had to work with fewer officers and less money, with the Crime Assessment Policy introduced to help prioritise resources.
He said: “Clearly this is not about letting criminals get away with crime, or not investigating the cases we are solving at the moment, if we thought it was, we simply would not do this.”If you were capable of thought, you wouldn't do half the things you currently do!
Are you sure you couldn't save a few pennies by abolishing the Rapid Reaction Twitter Force?
“We need our officers to be focused on serious crime and cases where there is a realistic chance that we will be able to solve it.”Really? Or is that only when it's in nice sunny countries?
Ex-Met detective chief inspector Mick Neville told the Sun: “This is justice dreamed up by bean counters in shiny suit land.
“No consideration is being given to victims. The new principles will focus police attention on easy crimes where there is a known suspect.
“Few professional criminals target people who know them, so the worst villains will evade justice. Not investigating high volume crimes like shoplifting with a loss of under £50 will give junkies a green light to thieve.”Notice it's always ex-detectives that say this?
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