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would police ever refuse to arrest someone due to mental health issues???

- Fri, 19 Jul 2019 15:33:17 EST IWkFKbF/ No.46432
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Hi /law/. I was at a festival somewhere in Europe and got caught by security on entry with quite a big stash of drugs. All for personal use, but a Fear and Loathing-esque collection and one very illegal substance I had several small baggies of which they may have got the wrong idea about. I use this substance a lot at festivals and have a tendency to lose it when I'm on it, which is why I brought multiple bags of it so I don't lose it all. But they may not have thought that.

Context - I live in a country with not the strictest drug laws in the world but far from liberal or decriminalised

They detained me for an hour or so and kept going off to get people and muttering things to each other. I begged them not to call the police. I explained I had mental health issues and self medicate with some of the substances. I kept getting mixed messages as to whether they were getting the police but finally I heard one of them say to another "he's got quite a lot of that one we might have to call them". I was later told the police were being called (after being asked if I had money to arrange travel off the land) and to wait for the news.

I never saw any police. I was finally told everything had been recorded with the police but they were not going to arrest me due to the mental health issues I described. I was simply told if I was caught doing it again I would be busted for both times and a bigger case made against me. I was then escorted off the land and made my way home safe with no trouble. Do the police really do this?? I was caught red handed, with all the evidence they needed to get a solid conviction and I am being asked to believe the police decided to let me go because arresting me might be traumatic. It makes no sense at all but that is what happened and now I'm shit scared wondering if they are going to come for me.

I get police can sometimes be really busy and have bigger fish to fry but literally all they needed to do was come and collect me and it would have been the easiest conviction they got all year. Police arrest people with mental health all the time. why would they treat me differently? Basically... The absurdity of this situation is making me doubt was I was told. What if they didn't want to call the police because they knew my life would be ruined, but didn't want me telling people they let me get away with it? That would make a lot of sense but the uncertainty is killing me.

Have you ever heard of police refusing people to arrest people for serious crimes because of mental health issues like this or do you think security lied to me?
Lydia Dartwell - Mon, 22 Jul 2019 01:01:45 EST sWjOdEuv No.46434 Reply
Security and others likely didn't want to deal with it. If it was like private land, then even more reason not to do so. If you had means to travel from there, then that was likely a better part the deciding factor. I doubt they called the police, or the police were capable of responding if they said they should check it out.

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