It has never been the police’s job to find evidence of guilt, and always to be objective

@tom their job is that, true.

But how many PC’s only log evidence that supports a possible conviction, and ignore anything that doesn’t?

It could well be that this sort of thing is going on across the board, and it’s only when the alleged perpetrator is facing many years in prison that their legal team starts checking and chasing up matters that “may have been overlooked”.

How many times has a PC’s word that “there was nothing there” been accepted unchallenged in court when a defendant has claimed something? Such as in this matter; say when driving, claiming a pedestrian walked straight out without looking, and was on the phone – PC says phone was examined and it wasn’t in use.