Lancashire Police cleared over strip-search Taser use – BBC News

Posted April 15th, 2014 in complaints, detention, firearms, news, police, stop and search by tracey

‘Police were justified in Tasering two men who refused to take off their boxer shorts while being strip-searched, the police watchdog has said.’

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BBC News, 14th April 2014

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CPS defends decision to bring assault and rape charges against Nigel Evans – The Guardian

‘The director of public prosecutions has defended the decision to bring sex assault and rape charges against Tory MP Nigel Evans by saying it would do the same again, despite a warning from its former director Lord Macdonald that it must not “lose perspective” over high-profile cases involving historic allegations.’

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The Guardian, 11th April 2014

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Wonga TV advert banned by advertising watchdog – BBC News

Posted April 9th, 2014 in advertising, complaints, loans, media, news by sally

‘A TV advert for payday loans firm Wonga has been banned after the advertising watchdog ruled it confused the public about the interest rates that applied.’


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BBC News, 9th April 2014

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Elderly ‘suffer in silence’ under NHS care, says watchdog – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 7th, 2014 in care homes, complaints, elderly, hospitals, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Dame Julie Mellor, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, said elderly can be too frightened or polite to complain about inadequate care.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th April 2014

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North Yorkshire Police refers itself to IPCC on Savile – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2014 in child abuse, complaints, news, police, sexual offences by sally

‘North Yorkshire Police’s handling of abuse claims made against the late DJ Jimmy Savile is to be investigated by the police watchdog.’

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BBC News, 4th April 2014

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Policeman must apologise to blind man he shot with Taser – The Guardian

Posted March 27th, 2014 in complaints, disabled persons, firearms, news, police, professional conduct by tracey

‘A police officer has been asked to apologise to a blind man whom he shot with a Taser when he mistook his white stick for a samurai sword.’

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The Guardian, 26th March 2014

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IPCC investigates complaints over 15-year-old boy strip-searched by police – The Guardian

Posted March 21st, 2014 in complaints, detention, news, police, stop and search, young persons by sally

‘The police watchdog is investigating complaints about how a 15-year-old boy was strip-searched by officers after being arrested for a suspected drug offence.’

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The Guardian, 20th March 2014

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Paddy Power Oscar Pistorius ‘money back if he walks’ ad broke rules and brought UK advertising into disrepute, ASA finds – The Independent

‘A Paddy Power advert that offered a “money back if he walks” guarantee for betting on the Oscar Pistorius murder trial broke rules and brought the UK’s advertising industry into disrepute, the regulator has found.’

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The Independent, 19th March 2014

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Remains of Shipman’s victims destroyed without telling relatives – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2014 in complaints, news, police, victims, whistleblowers by tracey

‘The police watchdog has begun an investigation after Greater Manchester police admitted keeping the remains of Harold Shipman’s victims for 12 years and then destroying them without telling bereaved relatives. The Independent Police Complaints Commission said on Monday that it was investigating whether senior officers misled the families of 12 of the serial killer’s victims over the storage of organs.’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2014

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Armed forces bullying watchdog announced – BBC News

Posted March 17th, 2014 in armed forces, bullying, complaints, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘A new watchdog is to be created to investigate the way bullying and
abuse cases are dealt with in the armed forces, the defence secretary
has said.’

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BBC News, 14th March 2014

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Independent Police Complaints Commission plans overhaul after review – BBC News

Posted March 17th, 2014 in complaints, death in custody, mental health, news, police by tracey

‘The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is to overhaul the way it investigates deaths at the hands of police in England and Wales.’

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BBC News, 17th March 2014

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Quarter of payday lenders may quit under tougher rules – BBC News

‘One quarter of payday lenders may pull out of the market under pressure from new regulations. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to investigate the way they treat borrowers struggling to repay loans. It has said the review will be one of its first actions when it takes over regulation of the consumer credit sector on 1 April.’

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BBC News. 12th March 2014

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High Court backs Legal Ombudsman over barrister complaint – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 11th, 2014 in appeals, barristers, compensation, complaints, legal ombudsman, news by tracey

‘The High Court has upheld a Legal Ombudsman decision that a barrister dealt with a complaint improperly – even though the original complaint was dismissed.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 10th March 2014

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Jeffrey Davies’s colleagues sacked for gross misconduct – BBC News

Posted March 11th, 2014 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, news, police, professional conduct, victims by tracey

‘Two South Wales Police officers have been sacked after an investigation into how a colleague sexually assaulted domestic violence victims.’

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BBC News, 10th March 2014

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New guidance will help barristers carry out their duties to clients, says regulator – Bar Standards Board

Posted March 6th, 2014 in barristers, complaints, legal profession, press releases, solicitors by tracey

‘New guidance for solicitors on how they should assist barristers in telling clients of their right to complain will help members of the Bar carry out their duty, says the Bar Standards Board (BSB).’

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Bar Standards Board, 5th March 2014

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IPCC investigates contact between Hollie Gazzard and Gloucester police – The Guardian

Posted March 4th, 2014 in complaints, murder, news, police by sally

‘The police watchdog has launched an investigation into the contact that officers had with hairdresser Hollie Gazzard before she was fatally stabbed.’

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2014

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Fake barrister struck off after complaints – Daily Telegraph

‘Yvonne Turley, 50, who claimed to be an employment law specialist, held meetings with her clients in McDonalds’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd March 2014

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Wind farms: ‘Inspector Blight’ criticised by senior judges – Daily Telegraph

‘Paul Griffiths, a planning inspector nicknamed “Inspector Blight” because of the number of wind farms he has approved, is criticised in a Court of Appeal judgement over his interpretation of guidelines’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th February 2014

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Leveson inquiry: The spy, the judge and the ‘cover-up’ – The Independent

Posted March 3rd, 2014 in complaints, corruption, inquiries, interception, judges, media, news, ombudsmen, police, privacy by sally

‘Sir Brian Leveson “pulled his punches” over evidence of “serious police corruption at the very highest level” because it was “too hot to handle”, according to a complaint that has been lodged with the judicial watchdog by a News of the World hacking victim.’

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The Independent, 2nd March 2014

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Ombudsman report into Joshua Titcombe death finds pain was inflicted by ‘inappropriate emails’ – The Independent

Posted February 28th, 2014 in birth, complaints, electronic mail, hospitals, midwives, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘“Inappropriate” emails sent by staff at an NHS trust caused offence and distress to a family who had already lost their baby because of avoidable lapses in his care, the health service ombudsman has said.’

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The Independent, 27th February 2014

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