What was done to him was criminal. He was only pursuing his duties as a member of the Northern Irish constabulary to the best of his abilities by arresting a wrongdoer. The judge who had decided against him in a foreclosure matter.
Of course the corrupt judiciary banded together to crush him for doing what was plainly his obligation as a peace officer;
On 12 January, the respondent attempted to arrest Lord Justice Gillen for misconduct in public office. The Lord Chief Justice said there was no evidence that an offence had been committed by the judge, nor any reasonable grounds for suspicion about the commission of an offence. He said the respondent had no lawful power of arrest and his purported use of the powers of a Constable was an abuse.
So much for British justice when a man can't even arrest a judge for not allowing him to dismiss a legal action against him.
He went down with all flags flying!
Two days later he was back (before a different judge) to discuss possible contempt charges for this behavior. This time in uniform, Constable Carlin declined to apologize for his conduct, saying that he could not do so because “I believe for me to apologize to the court would be abandoning my defense.” This “defense” appears to be some version of the typical sovereign-citizen argument that the court does not have jurisdiction over him or her for various stupid reasons, e.g., the flag is decorated in a certain way, the court misspelled his or her name, Ohio never actually became a U.S. state, or whatever. And it is typical sovereign-citizen logic to think that an apology might itself have some legal effect in terms of court jurisdiction. It can sometimes help persuade a judge that you should not be punished, so in that sense it kind of does. But no apology was forthcoming.
Of course, Carlin didn’t think he had done anything to apologize for. “I acted in my capacity as a police officer,” he insisted. “I believed a crime had been committed [that was] outrageous in nature”—that is, ruling against him—and was simply trying to do his duty when court staff obstructed him. This did not persuade the judge, needless to say. Carlin was convicted of contempt in February.
But it's not over yet! He's appealing to the Supreme Court;