U.K.: “Policeman who smashed up pensioner’s car receives £400,000 compensation”

“A police officer branded a ‘laughing stock’ for using a truncheon to smash a pensioner’s car window was awarded more than £400,000 compensation from his former force on Wednesday.” Mike Baillon, 42, says colleagues at Gwent Police teased and hazed him after a YouTube video went viral showing him battering a 74-year-old driver’s Range Rover, amounting to “constructive dismissal.” [Telegraph]


  • This seems like too much. Surely there are people willing to commit vandalism for under a hundred thousand pounds per event.


  • […] our friend Walter Olsen at Overlawyered comes this interesting tale concerning a British policeman who was awarded over £400,000 (more than $700,000) after he left […]