*Lincolnshire Police Officer*
smh, kid’s out $800 dollars for taking a photo of a cop & drawing a couple dicks around him. i can see giving him a warning of sorts, or maybe reprimanding him. the fact a court of law took this charge seriously and fined him on top of it is disgusting.
‘Last summer, 20-year-old builder Jordan Barrack witnessed a bar fight in Lincoln, England.
He was taken to Sleaford police station to give a statement about what he saw.
While he was waiting to be interviewed, he sneaked a photo of police constable Charles Harris, the interviewing officer. “[PC Charles] was writing things down, and I just sat there bored out of my head, so I got my phone out and thought I would be a bit cocky and did it,” Jordan told theLincolnshire Echo.
He then drew two penises on the picture, before sending it to some friends.
Once the police officers discovered what he’d done, they seized his phone and charged him with “posting a grossly offensive, obscene picture on a social media site.”
Appearing at Lincoln Magistrates Court last week, Jordan pleaded guilty to the charge. He was ordered to pay the officer $650 in compensation, as well as $150 in court fees. He also has to complete 40 hours of unpaid community service.
Speaking to the court, Jordan said, “I am terribly sorry, and it was a massive mistake, and I shouldn’t have done it.”
He later told the Lincolnshire Echo that he was “massively shocked” by the fine. “People have come up to me and said they can’t believe it got to court and said it was a waste of taxpayers’ money.”
Jordan said that, despite the fact that five months have passed since the initial incident and the case is now over, he is yet to receive his phone back.’