IPCC uphold Gross Misconduct complaint of Police Sergeant who assaulted man

IPCC uphold Gross Misconduct complaint of Police Sergeant who assaulted man in August 2012

The IPCC found that Police Sergeant Cooper used innapropriate force on an innocent man in Watford.


Two Police Officers, one a Sergeant has now been formally disciplined for misconduct using unlawful force and to trespass on his private property.


A man who witnessed an officer using innaproriate force on a vulnerable young woman, decided to record the incident on his mobile phone as a good citizen.


Police illegally seized and deleted evidence recorded by the citizen, notwithstanding laws that make it a crime to destroy evidence of a crime being committed, irrespective of whether the crime is committed by civilians or by the police.


Just after midnight Saturday night / Sunday morning 26th August 2012. “I spotted the street angels, of which my cousin is a member and another I knew from the church. They where trying to deal with a female who was of concern to them, and they thrust her backwards to a wall. Because of this I took an interest in the goings on.”


A few minutes later the Police arrived in there vehicle(s) to help, two officers came over to the girl and the street angels. “I noticed one member of the street angles had backed away from the situation. I was standing next to the entrance gate of the Horns Pub garden”.


“I noticed the girls arms being twisted as the police Sergeant held onto her. I believed this could be possibly heavy handedness by the police officer and thus decided to video the event in case things got worse”. The story continues with the Sergeant assaulting the bystander who then suffered injury had to go to hospital, and had been referred to a specialist over his whiplash injury.

The officer also trespassed his goods by force in order to delete the video evidence from the mobile phone.



Note: In 2010 ACPO correspondence letter requesting police not to prevent anyone from taking photographs.

Yet in 2012 Police Sergeant Cooper 939 did exactly the opposite and even forced the phone from out of the mans hands and then proceeded to deleted the video footage.
And Watford Pub Owner Pamela Rice helped him get away with it.

And even told the victim “the police were within their rights” and denied him rights of access to CCTV footage.

But it appears she knew the truth and was only concerned with this not being reported as every incident affects her license.


The injured man was in despair that his the Human Rights have been violated after an unlawful stop and search that got him assaulted by police and suffered whip lash and other injuries. Regularly withdrawn into depression and feeling suicidal.


The IPCC upheld complaint after an appeal, 2 of the 3 complaints against Police Sergeant Cooper for inappropriate force.


1. Dleting the video without court order – upheld



2. Inappropriate Force used to grab the mobile phone, since he had no right– upheld


Here I will also report how the Horns Public House, even when given notice weeks in advance, did not make a copy of the CCTV evidence, yet let it get overwritten, a couple of days after police had spoken with them. I feel even more of a cover up and destroying of evidence!! The pubs owner did not want the pub to have this incident reported happening near the pub as it would affect its rating , and the pubs owner showed no empathy or care about the victim.


The Horns Public House owner had weeks of advanced notice, yet let CCTV of assault on customer a friend of the family get overwritten !!! Yet this is awful and expect it to be hushed up.


Yet they are quiet happy to dish out the law and use security to protect themselves, but did not look after clients and get nasty when its the other way around. as there was no money in it for them, just worry of having there pub labeled with an incident. An injustice of the system, a human rights violation.



I believe that Pamela Rice breached Data protection by not following proper procedure to allow a member of the public who was in the footage to rightfully be allowed access pending a FEE.


"So this shows that professionals, unlike Owain and Pamela Rice who where just trying anything to stop the name of there pub license being affected, and not caring about one of there regulars."


The police reviewed CCTV 4 weeks later and asked for a copy. Yet when she got around to, it had been overwritten (so she says).


The hospital doctors diagnosed whiplash, with no suggestion from the injured man. Just the pain and considerable discomfort he suffered for weeks. He recorded all his telephone calls and interviews which are in the video below.


The man suffered personal whip lash and other injuries, losses from theft of property, travel expenses, pain and suffering. Yet the police made many disgraceful attempts to not support the victim of police misconduct. It has left him more depressed and suicidal than ever. ” I am going down yet another dark slope :(”


ipcc police complaint upheld

Wayne has yet to receive any Criminal injuries compensation for what he has suffered.

An officer can only delete photos or video with a court order.

They did not have permission or warrant from the court.


A Police Sergeant should of known that, and believe he over stepped his powers.



This video does not include the undercover recording of the Inspector, who tried to dissuade the victim reporting from bringing charges.


“Following a dissagreement on facebook with Pam Rice, my car was attacked (over £2000 in damage by malicious attacks) twice in once week”. This put me into a state of anxiety as there was no proof of who did the damage to my car.


(Sergeant Cooper has since (2017) been involved in false allegations against Mr Usher.)


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