Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Better work stories

For the past few years the police have been advertising for new recruits with the slogan of "get better work stories". I wonder if they'll want to turn this into an ad?

Three men allegedly assaulted by a "renegade" cop claim they were choked, kicked and punched while handcuffed and hog-tied in police custody.

The alleged victims spoke out as two more police officers appeared in court accused of assault while on duty in February.

These are serious assaults - one victim lost a testicle, while another was choked so badly he still has trouble speaking. The good news again is that other police dobbed the alleged offenders in - the message that this sort of behaviour is unacceptable to the New Zealand public is getting through.