The overwhelming majority of police officers and security guards are extremely professional and would never dream of cutting corners or breaking the rules to get the results they want, despite what you might see on the myriad of dramas on television.
Unfortunately, accusations of police and security guard brutality can be hard to prove, unless of course an assault is witnessed or caught on camera. People who do like to throw their weight around will typically make sure they do so out of sight of both potential witnesses and CCTV. This will mean it will often be your word against theirs if you did wish to make a claim. All this could be about to change though.
Police and security guard assaults and a whiplash injuries in Corstorphine
The early 2010s were not good in terms of community relations for police forces and security firms. They faced much criticism over a number of high profile issues that made quite a splash in the media. In addition to these, there was also continued bad feeling among minority communities about the ongoing alleged misuse of stop and search powers.
All these issues revolved around the fact that nobody can see what the police or security guards are really doing. So, if you were to suffer a whiplash injury in Corstorphine as a result of being manhandled by a police officer or security guard, who else would know about it?
In May 2014 a trial was begun of officers and guards wearing cameras on their uniforms, the idea being that any incidents they get involved can be filmed, with the footage later being used as evidence in court. This would obviously help you if you were to suffer a whiplash injury in Corstorphine after being knocked about by a police officer or security guard.
Get the right advice
If you’ve thinking of retaining the services of a top-class 100% no win no fee personal injury solicitor such as Accident Advice Helpline to help you take action against the responsible person after suffering a whiplash injury in Corstorphine as a result of an encounter with a rough police officer or security guard, your lawyer will be able to ask for video evidence to be produced if the person was wearing a camera. If the camera was not turned on at the time, this could go in your favour.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 (from a landline) or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 14th May 2014
Author: David Brown