It seems a judge in a court has told the Police that they have to stop arresting people on spurious charges and then bailing them until they have sufficient evidence to actually press those charges.
Quite right too. Arrests should only be made when sufficient evidence of a crime has been gathered.
It should not throw the Police into crisis, as reports make out. The Police have been acting outside the law for decades and its about time they were brought back into line.
Next in line for reform should be the use of Police cautions where people are cajoled into accepting a caution when the police cannot gather sufficient evidence for a "proper" arrest and prosecution.
People are innocent until proven guilty.
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