15 minutes later he dropped dead of a heart attack.
The landlords son, who was as big a fucker, phones the police and claimed that my mate pushed his father over, and suggested that this caused the heart attack.
Inspector knacker promptly went round to the flat, arrested him for murder and carted him off for questioning. 6 hours later after his flatmates gave statements demonstrating that he went nowhere near the landlord, he was released and sent on his way. Once in a while we remember about this, most recently at his wedding when his blushing bride did not look at all happy when the first she ever heard of it was during the best mans speech... But anyway.
Contrast this with the efforts of inspector knacker in London. In London a man walking away from a group of tooled up, masked thugs with attack dogs (and lets not forget that apparently the knacker is question was a member of a TSG team, TSG generally having a reputation for being prone to "baton first, arrest second, rough up in the van third" behavior), was attacked from behind with a baton, then pushed to the floor and left lying on the ground for passers by to help.
So what do knacker do?
They acknowledge that Mr Tomlinson came "into contact with police"before he died, and taken the TSG thug in for a nice chat and a "compare notebooks" session with the rozzers watchdog.
This quote is a fucking corker from the met spokesman
"A total of four officers, inclusive of this officer, have now come forward with potentially relevant information in relation to the investigation into the death of Mr Tomlinson."What the spokesman should have added was
After they had a nice long week or so to compare notebooks and make sure their stories all matched.
So if you're an average bloke and it's alleged you pushed someone over who then died, you get arrested for murder. If you're a rozzer and you do the same you get an easy ride and anonymity.The fucker hasn't even been suspended pending an investigation.