Monday, July 11, 2005

G8 police accused of hiding identities

A NUMBER of police concealed their identities during the G8 summit, perhaps to prevent complaints about their behaviour, a Scottish Socialist MSP claimed yesterday.The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpos) said 21 complaints had been made over the conduct of police officers so far.However, Colin Fox, SSP national convener, has written to Cathy Jamieson, justice minister, complaining that other protesters trying to lodge official complaints about the actions of officers had been refused because they did not have the officers' numbers.He said: "The conduct of the police must be examined, in particular the role of forces that came from outside Scotland who appeared to act in a completely uncontrolled manner on a number of occasions.

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