“Settle your life,” Herefordshire policeman told YouTube videographer
A HEREFORDSHIRE policeman was “told” about his behavior after a video was shot outside Hereford Police Station.
But while admitting it fell below expected standards, a senior officer warned that filming around the force’s buildings raised “safety and security considerations.”
The video shows a man filming outside and looking into the parking lot at Gaol Street station.
A policeman who was not wearing a uniform then stops in a car and asks why the man is taking pictures of police vehicles.
The officer tells the man that he cannot take pictures of the police vehicles and directs him to the police station office.
“Don’t stand outside the police station looking for a confrontation,” the officer said.
“Go ahead and stop photographing people’s cars.”
After the man who filmed the video cursed the officer, he came out and threatened to arrest the man for a public order offense.
The officer demands that the man filming put his phone down.
The police officer says, “Whatever is going on in your life, there is a little chip on your shoulder.
“Fix it yourself and regulate your life, then we can go away and continue our work.
“We have real criminals to catch, not people like you.”
The man filming tells the officer to walk away.
The officer replies, “You’re an absolute jerk about this.”
Other policemen then arrive.
The man says he was taking pictures of the police cars for his “photography site” but he refused to give his name or contact details.
The policeman adds: “What a joke you are.”
The videographer then agrees to move away from the police station.
The video has been viewed over 44,400 times on YouTube and received over 2,000 comments.
A second Youtube video was shot later the same day near the Leominster police station.
The video shows the same videographer approached by the same policeman, again without a uniform.
The videographer says it was the second time on the same day that he was filming the officer.
The videographer said to the policeman: “Don’t use your anti-terrorism card!
In response, the policeman asks why the man mentioned terrorism.
He gets out of his vehicle and says, “Shut up and listen!
” Shut up ! Stop saying all the time that you’re not always right, man.
“Because you just mentioned the Terrorism Law, you are doing something around the Terrorism Law, so I’m asking for your contact details so I can verify you. ”
The videographer refuses to give out his contact details, despite the agent’s threat to arrest him before the video ends.
In response to the video, Hereforshire Police Commander Superintendent Edd Williams said: ‘We are aware of two videos circulating on social media filmed at Leominster and Hereford Police Stations showing our officers on the train. to engage with a man who was filming in a public place, outside the police. station.
“Although anyone can legally film in a public place, there are safety and security considerations surrounding the filming of police buildings.
“Our officers are trained to measure and act on the threat, damage and risk of incidents, and, if necessary, will call on individuals.
“However, if it is right for officers to challenge individuals, it should be done in a friendly, professional and appropriate manner.
“We recognize that an officer’s behavior in the videos is not up to the standard we would expect when engaging with the public and we spoke to the officer about it.
“Our officers will continue to be proactive in resolving security issues in and around police premises, which is as much about the protection of the public as it is about our own workforce.”