Giving statements to the police?
thank god I’m not an english teacher!!Posted 9 years ago
Anyway do I need a lawyer as I’ve done nuffink wrong mate. Just dont want to get this bloke into trouble, should I contact my old school, would that be considered wrong….. I feel a call to my union for advice coming on.DracSubscriber
They will be small details that they will keep going over to aid prosecution lost count of the number of statements I’ve given and not unusual to give more than for an incident.
Better this way then not being enough and being called into court that’s a whole new experience.Posted 9 years agokeavoMember
you don’t have to talk to them, but be polite. what do you mean by “given statements” have you signed a written statement? if yes you might be called to give evidence in court, in which case this is not all over for you yet so you might as well speak to them.Posted 9 years ago
if thats not the case (you haven’t signed a written statement) and you don’t want any further contact, then decline to speak to them. if you are the subject of their equiries then, at the time you decline, if they have sufficient evidence/suspicion they will probably arrest you.RudeBoyMember
an incident ivolving a former college at my last school
What kind of ‘incident’?
See, I think sometimes, you have to do the ‘right’ thing, which is not always the legal way…
Depends on the type of crime, I spose. Say, for example, your colleague grabbed a kid’s arm, to stop the kid from hitting him or something. Could be seen as assault on a minor, and have very serious consequences for the person, and their career, family, etc. Say no actual harm has been done, and your colleague getting in trouble will just let the little fecker ‘win’. In a case like that, I’d back me colleague up. I once covered up for a workmate, who pinched a tenner out of the till. Poor bloke had a very sick daughter, and was really poor. I mean proper struggling. Had he been found out, he’d have been sacked, and wouldn’t even have got any benefits for ages. I could have lost my job too, but I made the decision to back him up. I did tell him not to ever do it again, and ‘lent’ him a few quid, to tide him over. The little girl recovered, and he got himself sorted out. He even paid me back, which I never expected! I’m glad I made the ‘right’ decision. I think most people would have done the same.
If, on the other hand, the colleague’s been noncing kids, then no way should you back them up. Let them get what’s coming.
But the Law, and doing what’s ‘right’, can sometimes be very difficult to reconcile…Posted 9 years ago
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