Ross MacPherson | 12.09.2014 12:04
The police allege that I was chasing them, it's a bit hard to chase someone if you can barely see anything. As I was running I was tackled by another officer who I didn't even see, the police allege that I ran up to this officer and struck him full force with the baton several times. He suffered a very minor scratch behind his ear most likely caused by a finger nail during the ensuing melee either by myself or one of his colleagues, it was certainly not caused by me hitting him several times at full force with a solid steal police baton. A picture was taken only a couple of hours after the incident and you can see there are no lumps or bruising, he didn't even go straight to the hospital, but instead made his way to Worthing Police station, whilst on his way he received a phone call from other officers telling him to go to Durrington Custody Centre to make his statement with his colleagues so they could collude no doubt.
In total I had three cans of pepper-spray used on me, two sets of leg straps, handcuffs and a 'spit-hood' (basically a black bag placed over my head) moreover whilst I was pinned down to the floor and being subjected to the above measures I was told in no uncertain terms that if I tried to run away (as if) I'd be Tasered (Taser officers arrived on the scene after I was attacked, thank God)
A female officer (PC Saunders) then said to another officer that she wished that she had got there sooner so that she could 'Taser' me, whilst a male officer asked if there was any cameras in the van (No prizes for guessing why)
Subsequently as a result of police lies and cover-ups I was convicted of attempted GBH and affray and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. Sussex Police have a cavalier attitude in regards to the use of Pepper-spray and Tasers, they stop at nothing to cover-up their own wrong doings. It is not just people like myself (a convicted criminal) who suffer at the hands of police cover-ups and brutality 'man pepper-sprayed by Sussex Police drowns' (BBC news, 20.05.14) and 'innocent man pepper-sprayed to death by (Sussex) police' (Dearden, The Independent) The man in the case reported by the Independent was also Tasered twice, his crime having an epileptic fit! There are so many cases out there like this and judging by these two I got off lightly, but how many more cases are going to follow before Sussex Police are held accountable for their actions?