Student wins lawsuit forcing IPCC to re-examine assault claim – The Guardian

‘A student who alleges he was assaulted by police during a demonstration has won a lawsuit forcing an official watchdog to conduct a fresh examination of his allegations.’

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The Guardian, 19th August 2016

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Jury service: what are your chances of being called up again and again? – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2016 in budgets, complaints, delay, juries, news, statistics by sally

‘As a reader has been told he must serve as a juror for the fifth time. He’s happy to do so, but repeated summons anger others.’

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The Guardian, 20th August 2016

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IPCC to investigate West Yorkshire police over release of dog that killed man – The Guardian

Posted August 19th, 2016 in complaints, dogs, news, police by tracey

‘West Yorkshire police force is to be investigated following the killing of a man by a dog days after it had been returned to its owner despite concerns it was dangerous.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 2016

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Dalian Atkinson: Police officers probed over footballer death – BBC News

Posted August 19th, 2016 in complaints, homicide, news, police, weapons by tracey

‘Two police officers are under criminal investigation after the death of former Aston Villa star Dalian Atkinson who died after he was shot with a Taser.’

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BBC News, 18th August 2016

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Walkers Crisps holiday competition advert banned following complaints – The Guardian

Posted August 17th, 2016 in advertising, complaints, consumer protection, news by sally

‘An advert for a Walkers Crisps competition offering 20,000 holidays has been banned after more than 100 consumers complained that the trips on offer were virtually impossible to win.’

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The Guardian, 17th August 2016

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Police referred to watchdog after man dies from ‘dangerous’ dog attack days after pet returned to owner for not being banned breed – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 17th, 2016 in complaints, dogs, news, police by sally

‘Officers have been referred to the police watchdog after a dog mauled a man to death a week after being returned to its owner – despite long-term concerns that it was dangerous.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th August 2016

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UK police watchdog to investigate use of spit hood on black man – The Guardian

Posted August 17th, 2016 in complaints, news, police, restraint by sally

‘The police watchdog has said it is to investigate the use of a spit hood during the arrest of a young black man who was allegedly pinned to the ground by four police officers.’

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The Guardian, 16th August 2016

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IPCC investigation launched into death of Dalian Atkinson – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2016 in complaints, death in custody, firearms, news, police, sport by sally

‘The world of football paid tribute to one of the mercurial stars of the Premier League’s early years after former Aston Villa striker Dalian Atkinson died after being Tasered by police.’

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The Guardian, 15th August 2016

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Worker rights watchdog fails to bring a single prosecution in a year – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2016 in budgets, complaints, employment, enforcement, news, ombudsmen, prosecutions, statistics by sally

‘A workers’ rights watchdog has had its funding cut by more than half since 2010 and has failed to bring a single prosecution in the past year, according to research by Labour.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2016

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Britain’s sweariest judge may also be Britain’s toughest – The Independent

‘Judge Patricia Lynch told a flasher ‘no-one wants to see your penis’, ordered a weeping defendant to ‘man up’ and left colleagues in no doubt that ‘if you crossed her, you would be in trouble’.’

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The Independent, 11th August 2016

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New BSB report shows more targeted use of enforcement powers – Bar Standards Board

‘The Bar Standards Board has, today, published its Enforcement Annual Report for 2015-16.’

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Bar Standards Board, 8th August 2016

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Anthony Long: Officer cleared after Azelle Rodney shooting attacks IPCC – BBC News

Posted August 9th, 2016 in complaints, firearms, murder, news, police by sally

‘An ex-Met firearms officer cleared of murder has said the police watchdog “seems to be treating officers as criminals”.’

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BBC News, 9th August 2016

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‘Disgusting’ and ‘cruel’ radio phone-in competition broke Ofcom rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 3rd, 2016 in complaints, media, news by tracey

‘Ofcom has upheld complaints made against Manchester-based radio station Key 103 over a phone-in competition dubbed “Heartless Hotline”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd August 2016

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Judge jails ‘childish’ man who brought M1 to standstill because of grudge with police – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 1st, 2016 in child abuse, complaints, guilty pleas, news, nuisance, police, roads, sentencing by Mark L

‘A “childish” man who cost the economy £28 million when he brought the M1 to a standstill for 28 hours has been jailed for two years after he caused hundreds of holidaymakers to miss their flights.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th July 2016

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Police watchdog IPCC ‘favours black complainants’ – BBC News

‘The police watchdog is now “more likely to believe black complainants than white police officers”, according to a former officer and equality campaigner.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2016

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Retired businessman loses battle with archaeological society over ‘plebeian’ tour groups spoiling his elevenses – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 1st, 2016 in complaints, news, rights of way, trespass by Mark L

‘A retired businessman has lost his battle with a local archaeological society after complaining about “plebeian” members of historical tour groups spoiling his elevenses.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2016

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Number of people dying after coming into contact with police rises sharply to 200 – The Independent

Posted July 28th, 2016 in complaints, death in custody, mental health, news, police, reports, statistics, suicide by tracey

‘Some 200 people died during or following contact with police in the UK last year, according to new figures.
A report released by the Independent Police Complaints Commission reveals the number of deaths has risen 63 per cent in the last five years – with a spike of 37 per cent in the last year alone.’

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The Independent, 26th July 2016

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IPCC bungled case against officers accused of abusing firefighter – The Guardian

Posted July 28th, 2016 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, firearms, London, mistake, news, police, racism by tracey

‘The police watchdog bungled a case against three officers accused of abusing and Tasering a black firefighter because of his race, it has emerged. The Independent Police Complaints Commission apologised after disciplinary charges against the Metropolitan police officers were dropped and admitted making key errors.’

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The Guardian, 27th July 2016

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LGO urges action by council on planning complaint against predecessor body – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Local Government Ombudsman has issued a further report against Durham County Council in relation to a planning complaint involving a predecessor authority.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th July 2016

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IPCC investigates 11 for mishandling Greville Janner child sex abuse claims – The Guardian

‘The police watchdog is investigating 11 people over the alleged mishandling by Leicestershire police of child sexual abuse allegations against the late Labour peer Greville Janner.’

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The Guardian, 25th July 2016

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