The Sun - Wednesday 7th July 2004

 


Hate crime cop 'hit missus' 

By IAN HEPBURN
Crime Reporter 

THE head of a police domestic violence unit has been arrested — for an alleged attack on his wife.

Detective Inspector Karl Amos, 38, was arrested at his home near Maidstone, Kent, after an official complaint.

He was taken to Gravesend police station where he was cautioned and questioned before being released on bail pending further investigations.

The dad of one is the head of the community safety unit at Greenwich, South East London, which investigates domestic violence and “hate” crimes. He has not been suspended.

Scotland Yard said: “A serving Metropolitan Police Service detective inspector based at a South London borough was arrested by Kent Police on Friday in connection with an allegation of assault. He was off-duty at the time of the alleged incident.”

Det Insp Amos led the probe into the desecration of 40 Muslim graves in a cemetery in Charlton, South East London, last March.

The attack, in which headstones were smashed and pictures removed, was thought to have been a backlash against the Madrid train bombings and the September 11 atrocities.

Two months ago a girl-beating cop kept his job with the force run by controversial police chief Richard Brunstrom — sparking outrage among anti-violence campaigners.

PC Andrew Adderley, 32, was given permission to return to work with North Wales Police on “restricted duties” despite a conviction for beating up his teenage girlfriend.

Campaigners demanded to know why Chief Constable Mr Brunstrom had not sacked Adderley.

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Evening Standard - Tuesday 6th July 2004

Domestic violence officer accused of attacking wife
By Paul Sims, Evening Standard
6 July 2004


A police chief in charge of a domestic violence unit has been arrested for allegedly attacking his wife, it emerged today.

Detective Inspector Karl Amos, 38, was arrested at his home near Maidstone after officers received an official complaint.

He was taken to Gravesend police station where he was interviewed under caution before being released on bail pending further enquiries. A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: "A serving Metropolitan Police Service detective inspector based at a south London borough was arrested by Kent Police on Friday in connection with an allegation of assault." Mr Amos, who was off duty at the time of the alleged incident, is head of the community safety unit at Greenwich, which investigates domestic violence and "hate" crimes. He has not been suspended from his job.

Last year he led the probe into the desecration of 40 Muslim graves in a cemetery in Charlton


   

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