13 Mar Shocking Misconduct By South Wales Police
Police place notice outside a house they are raiding.
On 11th March, South Wales Police (Heddlu De Cymru), posted this alarming picture on its Facebook page.
What is the purpose of placing such a sign outside someone’s home?
It can only be to humiliate them. It also raises serious issues of justice and the law. It brands the house, indeed the whole street, so the neighbours aren’t going to be happy either. It also delivers a verdict. What happened to innocent until proven guilty?
For anyone, innocent or guilty, having your home searched is traumatic and it should be done with respect, courtesy and consideration for any children, elderly or sick people who may be upset. Placing this sign outside someone’s home is a craven breach of fundamental human rights to privacy and dignity.
It should be a disciplinary matter both for the officers who devised this policy and those who have implemented it.
CLEAR will be submitting a formal complaint.