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March 04, 2013

UK cop ridiculed for smashing car in line for settlement

The officer was reportedly bullied by his department after the video of him punching the windows of a vehicle went viral

By David Barrett
The Sunday Telegraph

A police officer ridiculed after he was filmed smashing his way into a disabled pensioner's car with his truncheon could get a six-figure payout after winning his case at an employment tribunal.

Mike Baillon claimed he was forced out of his job after a "bullying campaign" by colleagues in Gwent Police, who teased him and wrote comments on his locker at the police station. The torment began after the incident appeared on YouTube, the video sharing website.

Mr. Baillon, who was a constable, was one of two police officers who pulled over Robert Whatley, 74, for failing to wear a seat belt as he drove along roads near Usk in Monmouthshire, South Wales, in 2009.

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