I have some sympathy for Bob Quick, the policeman who has now retracted and apologised for his silly comments about the Conservatives.
Being turned over by tabloid journalists cannot be pleasant, just as being raided by the police is not. It must be incredibly distressing.
And it would make one say stupid things. So I have some sympathy with Quick, though I have more sympathy for the poor innocent people Quick has (presumably) routinely turned over and then questioned during his successful career.