This note of advice has been passed on to people who were being arrested in London on Saturday.
- Ask for officer’s name, badge number, station they work out of and ask to see warrant card.
- Ask: “Have I committed a crime?” If they say “Yes”, ask who the victim is. If they say “No”, then this is a civil matter and the police have no jurisdiction. Say to the Police Officer: “Are you aware you are now liable for private prosecution for fraud by misrepresentation. Ask the officer: “can you show me the contract you say I have broken.”
- If the Police demand your details, reply: “I am not obliged to give you my details.” If the officer threatens to arrest you for not giving details, ask: “If you were to arrest me, what would the first words of the Police Caution be?” Their answer will be: “You do not have to say anything …”
- Ask: “Do I have the right to remain silent only after you tell me or do I always have the right to remain silent?” YOU ALWAYS HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT!
- Ask: “Can I be arrested for exercising my right to remain silent, if the caution tells me I have the right to remain silent?”
- From this point your only reply should be NO COMMENT!
- They can hold you for up to 24 hours and will attempt to use techniques to get you to enter into a contract with them. NO COMMENT!