Last Wednesday, Dyfed Powys Police arrested activist and blogger Jacqui Thompson.
I blogged about it at the New Statesman.
On Friday I sent the following questions to Dyfed Powys Police.
It is now Tuesday and I am still waiting for a response to any of the questions.
This tardiness rather contrasts with the matter of minutes it took Dyfed Powys Police to turn up and arrest Jacqui Thompson. The police seemed to know their powers of arrest then.
The unanswered questions:
1. In what possible way is filming a public council meeting a breach of the peace?
2. Can the police confirm that filming a public council meeting is not actualy an arrestable offence?
3. Why was she taken to a police station? And why was she then kept several hours at a police station?
4. Why was she threatened with court if she did not sign an "undertaking"?
5. What possible offence was the police threatening with charging her?
6. Do the police realise that this is a free expression issue?
7. Will the police now apologise to Ms Thompson?
8. Can you please name the officers that arrested Ms Thompson?
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