Mr Rich said yesterday: 'It is totally unacceptable that police officers – of all people – were expecting a group to go into a room that was too small and had warning signs about protecting people from Covid-19.
'I was told I was going to be arrested and was put in a severe restraint. It was completely unlawful that cuffs were used. The behaviour of the officers was absolutely shocking.'
I would agree, but a) it's Essex Police, and b) the track record of cops understanding and obeying the covid restrictions they expect everyone else to follow isn't good, is it?
Choosing a former barrister who brought his own solicitor to the interview to try this with isn't the smartest move, mind you.
Miss Tmaira has now lodged a formal complaint on his behalf for wrongful arrest, assault and unlawful imprisonment. She said: 'I've been a solicitor for 18 years and I have never, ever witnessed such a thing in all my career.'
What could have made them act like this? Any clues?
He had previously worked with Essex officers in his capacity as a defence lawyer.