Irish police forced to apologise for “rape” joke

IssueMay 2011
News by David Polden

The Irish environmental group “Shell to Sea” has published a video in which a police sergeant suggests to another Garda (Irish police officer) that they should say to an arrested protester: “Give me your name and address or I’ll rape you”. A suggestion that provokes laughter.

The recording was made on a video camera confiscated from the protesters but not switched off. Only after a protest outside the Irish parliament did the Gardai apologise for the remark.

Topics: Police