A police chief has condemned his own force (that he is in charge of) for letting a house burglar off with a recordable detection caution.
Jim Barker-McCardle, Chief Constable (and therefore in charge) of Essex Police, said he was â€˜staggeredâ€™ by the officersâ€™ decision to give a caution for the offence and has launched a misconduct investigation.
In a related story, the officers involved said they were “not that staggered…” that the CC didn’t appear to know much about what officers at the ‘coal-face’ actually do…
Ireneusz Blaszczyk broke into the house in Essex in November last year, stealing cash, belongings including jewellery and cameras and unwrapping the familyâ€™s Christmas presents.
Well…can’t say I’m TOO surprised… can you imagine the PSD interview?