Arrest for obstruction (FOI)
Arrest for obstruction (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 26 October 2015.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
In relation to the States Of Jersey Police/Honorary police force, why is it that when you use your rights you get arrested for obstruction? The following is only an example.
You get stopped in your car, you present your log book (which has your address), and your driving licence (which has your name and D.O.B.) you don't say a single word to the PC. The PC cautions you (which includes "you have the right to remain silent") you choose to remain silent, and don't answer any questions, and the police arrest you for obstruction? You later get released by the custody sergeant.
Why is this?
The information requested is not held by the States of Jersey Police.
The requestor appears to be asking for an interpretation of the law. Each and every police officer is responsible for his or her actions.
If the requestor wishes to complain about a particular incident, they should make that complaint in writing to the Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police.