The Police Federation has defended PC Kelly Jones in her law suit after she tripped on a curb while responding to a potential burglary.
Let me be clear - to vilify this female officer is wrong.
She took legal advice as to how she could claim back some of her lost earnings as a result of the injury, and at this stage no formal proceedings have taken place.
She has been supported by my own organisation, the Police Federation, who have agreed to fund her on a conditional fee basis should the matter progress.
While PC Jones may be an easy target as she is one individual within a media storm, for me it is the Police Federation that needs to be mindful of the widespread public and member perception that has arisen out of this claim, and address that where relevant in our advice going forward.