Horseplay: A Cop's Worse (Night)Mare

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 114 months ago
Horseplay: A Cop's Worse (Night)Mare

2703_horse.jpg A report from the Metropolitan Police Authority has revealed that at least 72 officers have suffered broken bones through "horseplay" or "lack of skill" during training. Over the 07-08 period, 19% of reported injuries came through mandatory training exercises, while fractured wrists, ankles and, remarkably, chests were suffered as officers learned to make arrests. For once PCSOs aren't to blame, as they represent only 5% of reported incidents. The Met, longtime masters of understatement, admitted that training "carries an element of risk", and said that a study will address the growing problem of foal play. (Photo / Nick Holdstock)

Last Updated 27 March 2009