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UK PACE Codes of Practice[edit]

Does anyone have a PDF of the current PACE codes of practice? I've deleted the link to the old set as they were out of date. Also the text stated that PACE was a code of practice where it is actual law.

See ElectricLemon (talk) 18:31, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

Untypical and misleading picture of German police arresting a man[edit]

I just came across this article and was a little surprised by the picture of five German police officers arresting a man. I don't doubt that this is an authentic picture, but I have to say that I find it not very representative of a typical arrest procedure in Germany (and, no, I have never been arrested myself, neither in Germany nor anywhere else, and, no, I'm not a member of the police force either). The officers in the photo are wearing helmets and special uniforms. This type of uniform can be commonly seen at large demonstrations and protest rallies, where some degree of violence has to be expected. Based on the stated date and location of the picture, I assume that it shows the Hamburg protest rally against the G8 education policies, which took place on that date (no, I wasn't there; the event was on the news). Further down in the article, there is a picture of an arrest scene in the US, which looks more representative to me. Imagine the US uniforms replaced with German ones, and you got a pretty good idea what a normal arrest looks like in Germany. With the current selection and placement of photos one could think that someone had an intention to show the German police in a bad light. Compare the two images: on the one hand, there is a relatively civil scene of someone being handcuffed and loaded into a police car, and then there is the German police: 5 people in heavy armor pushing someone violently to the ground. As I said, I don't dispute the authenticity of the picture, but given that both pictures in the article are likely to be taken as representatives for the arrest procedures in Germany and the US respectively I can't help but noticing a severe imbalance and misrepresentation. The photo of the German police is taken out of context and requires at least some additional explanation.

I have a few suggestions how to fix this issue:

  • swap the placement of the two images and add further commentary to the picture that shows the German arrest at the protest rally
  • find a different picture in replacement or in addition the the German arrest at the protest rally (further commentary on the original picture should still be added if it is retained)

Mirko Raner (talk) 18:51, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

Arrest of ships[edit]

Is the arrest of ships (detention by government or port authorites, usually because of defects or unpaid bills) within the scope of this article? Currently it says nothing about this. Mjroots (talk) 08:29, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

Not sure about the scope, but here are some refs:
HausTalk 07:21, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

American Arrest[edit]

I believe it should be noted on the page that the US specifically addresses arrest and arrest procedure in their constitution. also some over view of the qualification for arrest of a couple different places would be useful.

Does anyone have any stats on what % of Americans have been arrested in his/her life time? Not convicted or put in prison, just arrested.

English procedure[edit]

At the risk of going off-topic: If found the following part of the English "miranda" surprising

but it may harm your defence if you do not mention when questioned something which you may later rely on in court.

This seems to be in stark contrast to general recommendations to suspects, namely to not saying anything at all without a lawyer present, respectively with his approval. It would be beneficial to see an explanation for this. (talk) 22:38, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

Merger of Power of arrest[edit]

I propose that Power of arrest be merged with this article; this is no distinguishable difference between the two. ninety:one 14:24, 17 February 2011 (UTC)