WPC KELLY JONES A DISGRACE TO THE POLICE FORCE – WPC Kelly Jones is currently getting a lot of ridicule from the press and from the reactions of the public this ridicule is rightfully deserved.
Just in case you haven’t heard, WPC Jones attended a 999 Emergency Call at a Petrol Station owned and operated by Steve Jones, the Nun’s Bridge Filling Station, Theftford, Norfolk.
During WPC Jones attendance she tripped on a curb which resulted in a minor injury to her leg and wrist.
As a result of her injuries she is now suing the Filling Station owner for £50,000 in compensation for her injuries.
As Richard Littlejohn, a favourite columnist of mine at the Daily Mail wrote; “She is a disgrace to her uniform and profession.”
Read Richard’s Column:
Like Richard, and many of the people who passed a comment on his article, I am simply appalled at WPC Jones and her unprofessional conduct. As Richard pointed out if she is successful in her claim for compensation this could easily open up the flood gates to any police officer applying for compensation for nothing more than simply ‘doing their jobs.’
During my earlier years I read a little law and found it to be the most fascinating but equally absurd subject, especially when it came to the Law of Tort and Vicarious Liability. Not many people are aware that the UK has two distinct areas of laws – Common Law and the Law of Equity. The Law of Equity was designed to counter the absurdities in Common Law and clearly states ‘If Common Law is in direct conflict of Equity then Equity must always prevail.
Equity, in its simplest form means fairness and yet how many court cases appear to be fair. The Law of Equity therefore is a little used tool that should in fact be used more widely in order to deter and prevent lawsuits such as this ever reaching a court let alone any type of penalty.
As for WPC Jones, here’s what I have to say…
Police officers often berate the public for the lack of respect towards those who serve and protect the public.
When I was a kid our local copper, bobby, blue bottle (we never referred to officers as pigs back then) was a local guy. He was extremely well respected due to his ability to perform his duty to the public to the highest of standards.
He never forgot why he was a Police Officer, which was to serve those who needed him and this often included counseling families and providing advice.
These days are long gone and the term pig has risen due to your type of conduct. How on earth can the Police request respect from the public when the Police Force is willing to employ such undeserving individuals?
I suspect that the police recruitment offices will be inundated with requests to join if WPC Jones is successful in her quest for compensation as this would clearly indicate that any police officer could make a fast buck.
Personally if WPC Jones had an ounce of moral fortitude she would resign, drop the civil action and crawl back under the rock from whence she came.
On a final note… Don’t tar all coppers with the same brush. I have over the years had the privilege to meet some fine and outstanding Police Officers and there are many who work diligently to uphold the peace and serve and protect us on a daily basis.
Update: 7th April 2013- Now WPC Kelly Jones is suing the police force she works for… read: