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Traffic cop sentenced to jail after falsely accusing motorist of running him over

By Mason White 12:03 PM June 24, 2013
Karl Crompton 

By: Sarah Weiss
(Scroll down for video) An innocent man was facing jail after a traffic cop lied, and claimed the he was hit by the man.

A traffic cop has been jailed for perverting the course of justice, when a surveillance camera video proved that he lied.

Karl Crompton, 43, lied to police about being hit by a motorist, who he had given a parking ticket. He fabricated an accusation that he was hit by an angry driver. Crompton told police officers that Edward Phipps, 63, plowed into him after an angry confrontation outside a pub in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, England. He was given a ticket for parking in a disabled space.

Crompton accused Phipps of deliberately driving into his knees, which made him roll onto the hood of the car. The traffic cop failed to realize that there was a surveillance camera in the area, which confirmed the man’s version that there had been no such incident.

After a four-day trial at Shrewsbury Crown Court, Crompton was convicted of attempting to pervert the course of justice and jailed for four months. Paul McGreary, the group manager of public protection and enforcement in the Shropshire Council, said after the event: “It is clear that the sentence reflects the seriousness of this case.

“We expect our civil servants to act with the highest integrity and honesty. As unfortunate as this case was, it highlights the pressures that civil enforcement officers may be under while performing their duties. We are saying that this was a very unusual situation and we are sure it was an isolated case,” he added.
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