Two students accused of assaulting PC on last years #copsoffcampus protests have been cleared, with the judge criticising the “heavy-handed behaviour of the police” and raising concerns about “clear conflict” of evidence put forward by them.
This is not the first time that student protesters have been dragged through the courts on a spurious charge of PC. In the case of Simon Behrman and Ashok Kumar damages were awarded for wrongful arrest, but a disciplinary investigation into the police concerned saw no action taken.
So will the police now be held to account for their actions in this case?
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