People's Rights and Police-Public Relations
We all accept that individuals have the right not to be harassed when going about their ordinary lives. But if the police are to protect persons and property, are they, in consequence, bound to harass some individuals? And how far might the understanding of harassment change over time as people’s attitudes change about what is, and what is not, proper behaviour?
- Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Traffic Committee Minutes of meeting held on 13th January 1971 concerning the production of driving licences by lady drivers.
- A letter from Eric St Johnston, Chief Constable of Lancashire, to Frank Allaun, MP, dated 19th May 1961, concerning spot checks carried out by police officers outside a factory. Note: Frank Allaun was elected to parliament for Salford East in 1955. He was a stalwart of the Labour Party’s left-wing.