IPCC investigates death of man restrained by police outside Devon pub – The Guardian

Posted May 5th, 2015 in complaints, death in custody, news, police, restraint by sally

‘Detectives and the police watchdog are investigating the death of a man who fell unconscious while he was being restrained by police after a disturbance outside a seafront bar and who later died in hospital.’

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The Guardian, 4th May 2015

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Majority of 3,000 police accused of assault are still on duty – The Guardian

Posted May 5th, 2015 in assault, complaints, news, police, racism by sally

‘The vast majority of police officers accused of assault are still on the beat, official figures show. Less than 3% of the officers from the two most complained-about forces have been suspended or put on restricted duties.’

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The Guardian, 2nd May 2015

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Gloucestershire police criticised by watchdog over murder of Hollie Gazzard – The Guardian

Posted May 1st, 2015 in complaints, domestic violence, harassment, murder, news, police, stalking by tracey

‘Gloucestershire’s police force has been criticised by the police watchdog over its handling of a young woman’s complaints about her violent former boyfriend days before she was brutally murdered as she worked in a hair salon.’

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The Guardian, 30th April 2015

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‘Beach body ready’ ad ‘can’t appear again in its current form’ says watchdog – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 30th, 2015 in advertising, complaints, news, women by sally

‘The Advertising Standards Authority will establish if the controversial ad for Protein World breaks harm and offence rules or is socially irresponsible.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th April 2015

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GCHQ conducted illegal surveillance, investigatory powers tribunal rules – The Guardian

‘GCHQ, Britain’s national security surveillance agency, has been ordered to destroy legally privileged communications it unlawfully collected from a Libyan rendition victim.’

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The Guardian, 29th April 2015

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Judge who disqualified Tower Hamlets mayor leads drive to reform election law – The Guardian

Posted April 27th, 2015 in complaints, elections, fraud, judges, local government, news by sally

‘The judge who disqualified Lutfur Rahman is one of the country’s leading electoral law practitioners and has handed down previous, scathing judgments resulting in councillors being removed from office.’

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The Guardian, 24th April 2015

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“Cold Calling” company fined £75K for breach of privacy – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 20th, 2015 in advertising, complaints, consumer protection, EC law, fines, news, privacy, tribunals by sally

‘Although an individual’s right to privacy is usually thought of in the context of state intrusion in one form or another, in reality the real threat of intrusion in a society such as ours comes from unsolicited marketing calls.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 17th April 2015

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Theresa May admits justice system fails families over deaths in police custody – The Guardian

‘The criminal justice system makes is too hard for families whose loved ones have died in police custody to get answers, according to a candid letter written by the home secretary to two families affected by such deaths.’

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The Guardian, 19th April 2015

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Police watchdog slammed as ‘inadequate’ by adviser to Macpherson Inquiry – The Independent

Posted April 13th, 2015 in budgets, complaints, corruption, documents, inquiries, murder, news, ombudsmen, police, racism by sally

‘Serious questions about the fitness of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) to investigate far-reaching allegations of police corruption have been raised by a former member of the Macpherson Inquiry. The judge’s investigation is said to have been misled by Scotland Yard about the extent of corrupt police involvement in the 1993 investigation into the murder of Stephen Lawrence.’

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The Independent, 12th April 2015

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Dog walkers who don’t clean up their pet’s mess to face £100 fine – The Independent

‘Under a new law designed to tackle Britain’s dog poo problem, owners caught without a poop scooping bag will be fined £100.’

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The Independent, 12th April 2015

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Stephen Lawrence murder: IPCC investigating former Met chief – BBC News

Posted April 10th, 2015 in complaints, inquiries, murder, news, police, racism by tracey

‘Former Metropolitan Police chief Lord Stevens is being investigated by the police watchdog over information he gave to the inquiry into the Met’s handling of the Stephen Lawrence murder case.’

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BBC News, 9th April 2015

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Regina (Coll) v Secretary of State for Justice – WLR Daily

Regina (Coll) v Secretary of State for Justice [2015] EWCA Civ 328; [2015] WLR (D) 157

‘In providing approved premises for women released from prison on licence, the Secretary of State for Justice had not discriminated directly under section 13 of the Equality Act 2010 or indirectly under section 19.’

WLR Daily, 31st March 2015

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‘Ship this bed’ TV ad unlikely to cause serious offence, says watchdog – The Guardian

Posted April 8th, 2015 in advertising, children, complaints, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘A TV ad featuring the repeated phrase “ship this bed” has been cleared by the advertising watchdog – but it has been banned from being shown when children might be watching.’

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The Guardian, 8th April 2015

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ASA rejects personal injury advert complaint because consumers ‘now understand how claims work’ – Legal Futures

‘The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has rejected a complaint against a west country personal injury law firm, saying that consumers now have “a general awareness that to have a valid claim there would have to be some degree of fault or negligence by a third party”.’

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Legal Futures, 8th April 2015

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More fines for unsolicited calls or texts likely, says ICO, as new rules come into force – OUT-LAW.com

‘Changes to the rules governing when the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) can fine companies for making unsolicited telephone calls or sending unsolicited text messages will help the UK’s privacy watchdog to “make more fines stick”, it has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th April 2015

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Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Act 2015 – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 1st, 2015 in armed forces, complaints, financial provision, legislation by sally

Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Act 2015 published

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Bupa ad banned for implying private care is better for surviving cancer – The Guardian

‘An ad for Bupa has been banned for implying that cancer patients who receive private healthcare have a higher chance of survival.’

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The Guardian, 1st April 2015

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Health Service Commissioner for England (Complaint Handling) Act 2015 – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 1st, 2015 in complaints, health, legislation by sally

Health Service Commissioner for England (Complaint Handling) Act 2015 published

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Media regulator issues new guidelines on young people on TV and radio – The Guardian

Posted March 31st, 2015 in children, codes of practice, complaints, consultations, media, news by sally

‘Broadcasters are being told to take into account the impact of bullying on social media in new guidelines covering the appearance of children and young people on TV and radio released by Ofcom.’

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The Guardian, 30th March 2015

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Essex child abuse: Family of rape victim, five, want case reviewed – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2015 in child abuse, children, complaints, news, police, rape, victims, young offenders by sally

‘The parents of a five-year-old rape victim have called for a new police investigation into her case.’

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BBC News, 29th March 2015

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