Tag Archives: Police Complaints

What expertise do Greater Manchester police divisions need?

Well, probably lots of things, but I’m referring specifically here to cyclists’ reports about dangerous motorists. After I posted my last article, a discussion ensued, in response to a comment from a Twitter user, in which GMP Traffic division participated. … Continue reading

Yet more police inaction – time for another formal compaint.

This post follows on from one that I did on 29th November in which I wrote about four recent cases in which I felt the Greater Manchester Police failed to address dangerous and aggressive actions of drivers. I’m writing this one to … Continue reading

A shameful lack of interest from Greater Manchester Police

There has been a lot of praise in recent months for the actions of the Traffic Division of West Midlands Police in dealing with driving that puts people on cycles at risk. The initiative, know as Operation Close Pass, is particularly … Continue reading

Yet another GM Police failure.

I have to say that I am absolutely stunned by the Bolton police response to this one. Here is the video: I made detailed calculations of the relevant information from the video and wrote up a statement, which I handed … Continue reading

GM Police Complaint – part 2: local resolution

This short article is an update on the progress of my police complaint, which I first reported in this article. Two weeks after I posted my complaint to the Professional Standards Branch of Greater Manchester Police, I was informed that … Continue reading

More weird GM Police arguments.

I had occasion to report another incident to the Police last Friday. I may blog about that in due course, but this post is just about the conversation I had with the police officer who dealt with the case when … Continue reading

Greater Manchester Police – Time to Act!

OK, this is getting ridiculous now. I wasn’t intending to turn my police complaint into an open letter,  but recent events convince me that it’s well past time to get serious about this. Back in February, I wrote about police … Continue reading

GM Police Again Refuse to Deal With Aggressive Drivers – Episode 2

A week days ago, I posted an article about the Greater Manchester Police Force’s refusal to deal with driving that is deliberately dangerous or intimidating. It happens that I was also, whilst writing that, reporting another incident in which a … Continue reading

GM Police still refusing to deal with aggressive drivers.

Last week, I had occasion to report two different instances of aggressive driving – road rage, in fact. The two incidents are shown in the following videos (I will refer to them by the registration numbers of the vehicles involved): … Continue reading

Do the police normalize dangerously bad driving?

I have thought for a while about writing something about this issue, but time never seems to be on my side. However, I have had a number of experiences and encounters this week that have prompted me to set something … Continue reading

Dangerous driving, road rage bully – the result.

At the end of June, I wrote here (with a video of the incident) about the poor police response to what I considered to be a very serious road rage incident. In that post, I pasted the police complaint that … Continue reading

Do the police have an ingrained prejudice against cyclists?

UPDATE: There is a follow up article here. This post primarily looks at an incident that happened to me recently and the police response to that. However, I was prompted to make this blog post about it when I saw … Continue reading