A member of the police workforce is not exempt from following road and parking rules

Policing the cops Citizen gets London cop fined for a traffic violationBy Edwardmcwilliams via Wikimedia Commons
news Illegal parking Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 17:56

police officer was fined in the UK by his own department on Saturday after a citizen raised the alarm.

Jamie Leon Britton, took a picture of a speed camera van which was monitoring traffic activity on Cheltenham Road, Gloucestershire. The police van had been parked over a pavement and a cycle lane, earlier this month.

The officer was stationed to catch speeding vehicles and fine defaulters 60 pounds, besides enforcing other disciplinary measures.

A local newspaper reported that the officer in charge of the van had been slapped a fixed penalty fine, similar to spot fine in India.

In a statement, Police Prosecutor Robert Vestey said, "We do not condone such actions and we hope that the fixed penalty notice and management advice shows that this has been taken seriously," 

He added, "A member of the police workforce is not exempt from following road and parking rules, which is why the individual has been treated as any member of the public would be."

Similar situations have occurred in India too, with a recent RTI reply revealing that a total of 81 officials of the Mumbai police had been fined by the traffic police between 2011-2014.

 

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