How Did The Police Enter My Home, With Out Consent.

The request was refused by West Midlands Police.

Dear West Midlands Police,
1) Can you provide proof of your Police officers "Rights" to enter my home on 12th May 2008, whilst myself and my daughter were arrested and detained at the Chace Avenue Police Station.
Transcripts of my daughters interview, give proof, that a letter was read out to her by your officers. The letter in question was about our dog. This letter was kept in my bedroom drawer at home, so what lawful rights were used by you to enter my home and rummage through our personal belongings.
2) On the 9th December 2010, your Police called at my door, with the mental health team. I answered the door to 3 big burly Policemen, who claimed that they had a Warrant to enter my home. They also said that the Warrant allows them to forcibly enter my home. I told the Police to wait outside, whilst closing the porch door.
I went into my living room to tell my visitor that the Police are at the door saying that they had a Warrant.
As I walked back into my hallway, the Police were inside my home. At NO-TIME did they show me a warrant, including several requests made by me to see the said warrant.
Can you tell me, WHAT legislation or Lawful right do the Police have to enter a persons home. Especially when there had been NO-Crisis. A copy of the "Said Warrant" was given to me some months later. The Warrant had been issued on the 2nd December 2010, yet your Police Officers came to my address 7-Days later. The said Warrant, was a sec 135 under the mental health act, which is specifically used in a crisis. The mental health team found no reason to section me and no reason to remove me and there was no crisis. This visit according to a Consultant psychiatrist,s hand written notes, was triggered by The West Midlands Police. Is this usual West Midlands Police behaviour towards the public that they are paid to serve and protect.

Yours faithfully,

Yvonne Pears.

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Dear Ms Pears

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Yvonne Pears. left an annotation ()

The Police never answer to complaints or questions. It does not matter which way you ask you will never get a proper response. I have only ever had threats by them. How are they able to ask for money for a tape recording, when I was entitled to it for free, in the first place. The way that they have treated me, means that I will never answer any questions again by any Police, due to a conflict of interest and a refusal to comply with their own legislative procedures. No wonder public confidence in them is non existent.

Peter Danby left an annotation ()

Having had contact with the police and given a kicking by police officers on false allegations, i personally have decided that the police are no longer needed in my life as they not working in the best interests of the public any more! The police are unaccountable for there actions as it is my opinion that a vast majority of police officers are Neuro Linguistic Programmed and do not no how to protect the public." I personally think if the public did not pay a percentage of council tax the police would start to realise the public are no longer going to tolerate corruption!

Yvonne Pears. left an annotation ()

Thank You to the <<West Midlands Police for agreeing to the unlawful offences actioned by the Police against the public. A Judge has agreed that the <<West Midlands Police>> unlawfully trespassed on the property under threatening behaviour on 9th December 2010. The Police own records placed before a Court prove Kidnapping and entering the properties of people whilst they are unlawfully detained in Police custody and stealing personal property of the detainees.

Zelda Davies left an annotation ()

This sort of behaviour has become commonplace throughout the country. Members of the public are routinely set up, bullied, assaulted and mistreated, those with any kind of mental ill health or vulnerability are at considerable risk. Merseyside police force is rife with the police who behave in the manner described here. Police have broken into my home in the early hours knowing no one was in and actually stolen my back door keys. 8 officers went into my home after supposedly obtaining a warrant which i have never been shown nor given a reason for. After making a complaint to PSD who promised to have this and other complaints investigated i heard nothing
And no such investigations ever took place. The police do these things BECAUSE THEY CAN. Their forces cover for them and supply them with an endless pot of public money to fight you in the civil courts if you dare to challenge them. If you do challenge them then you must be prepared to wait years to have your day in court in which time you and your immediate family will be persecuted and terrifyingly harrassed by them. Is there really any need to ask wh
y so many people distrust the police.

and no such investigations ever took place.