Safety of Tasers to be investigated after death of man in Manchester – The Guardian

Posted July 10th, 2015 in firearms, health & safety, inquests, inquiries, news, police, statistics by tracey

‘An independent inquiry is to look into the continued use of Taser stun guns by police in England and Wales after an inquest verdict earlier this week linking their use to the death of a factory worker in Manchester.’

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The Guardian, 9th July 2015

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Change the law to protect police officers who shoot people, say UK’s highest ranking cop – The Independent

Posted July 7th, 2015 in firearms, murder, news, police by sally

‘The law should be changed to protect police officers who shoot people in the line of duty, the head of the Metropolitan Police has said.’
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The Independent, 6th July 2015

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Azelle Rodney shooting: police marksman cleared of murder – The Guardian

Posted July 7th, 2015 in firearms, London, murder, news, unlawful killing by sally

‘A former police marksman has been cleared of murdering a suspect he shot six times, a killing that the dead man’s mother said had effectively seen her son subjected to the death penalty.’

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The Guardian, 3rd July 2015

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IPCC clears police after man died in Bradford raid – BBC News

Posted July 2nd, 2015 in complaints, firearms, news, ombudsmen, police, professional conduct by sally

‘No police officers will face legal action after a man died of a gunshot wound in a raid on a Bradford house.’

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BBC News, 2nd July 2015

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Jean Charles de Menezes: European court to hear human rights challenge – The Guardian

‘The family of Jean Charles de Menezes will challenge the decision not to bring charges over his death at the European court of human rights (ECHR) on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 10th June 2015

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Mark Duggan’s family lead call for a public inquiry into UK policing – The Guardian

Posted June 8th, 2015 in complaints, firearms, inquiries, news, police, racism by sally

‘Mark Duggan’s family, relatives of other black men killed in custody, and one of the UK’s most senior black lawyers have called for a public inquiry into policing in Britain.’

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The Guardian, 7th June 2015

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Jordan Begley Taser death: Mother saw ‘fear in his face’ – BBC News

Posted June 2nd, 2015 in firearms, inquests, news, police by sally

‘The mother of a man who died after being Tasered by police saw the “fear in his face” before the trigger was pulled, an inquest has heard.’

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BBC News, 2nd June 2015

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Mayfair squatters granted extension in court battle against landlord – The Guardian

Posted May 27th, 2015 in fire, firearms, homelessness, human rights, news, repossession, squatting by sally

‘About 40 homeless people squatting in an empty building in one of London’s most upmarket areas have won the first round of a legal fight with a landlord.’

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The Guardian, 26th May 2015

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Jeremy Thorpe: Inquiry into claims police altered evidence – BBC News

Posted May 13th, 2015 in conspiracy, evidence, firearms, homosexuality, inquiries, murder, news, police by tracey

‘An inquiry is to take place into claims evidence was altered during the police investigation into former Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe in the 1970s, the BBC’s Today programme has learned.’

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BBC News, 13th May 2015

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1948 Malayan killings case reaches UK Supreme Court – BBC News

‘Relatives of 24 men killed by British troops in Malaya in 1948 will take their demands for a public inquiry to the Supreme Court later.’

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BBC News, 22nd April 2015

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Three found guilty over gambler’s killing – The Guardian

Posted April 16th, 2015 in conspiracy, false imprisonment, firearms, homicide, murder, news, robbery by sally

‘A woman has been found guilty of luring a professional gambler into bringing her to his flat, where he was kicked to death for the sake of his winnings.’

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The Guardian, 15th April 2015

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Military historian jailed for exposing himself to farmer overturns restraining order – Daily Telegraph

‘Military historian Kenneth Ward who was jailed in 2011 for exposing himself to a female neighbour is told he can move back to his former home after a restraining order is relaxed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th April 2015

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Man jailed after shooting a police officer – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2015 in accidents, firearms, grievous bodily harm, news, police, road traffic, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for 12 years for shooting a police officer in south-east London following a car crash.’

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BBC News, 28th March 2015

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Mark Duggan shooting: armed officers cleared of wrongdoing – The Guardian

Posted March 25th, 2015 in complaints, crime, firearms, freedom of expression, gangs, news, police, reports by sally

‘The police watchdog has cleared armed officers of any wrongdoing in the killing of Mark Duggan, saying it was likely that he was in the process of throwing away a handgun when he was shot.’

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The Guardian, 25th March 2015

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Protecting the Innocent – BBC Law in Action

Posted February 11th, 2015 in appeals, firearms, gangs, imprisonment, miscarriage of justice, murder, news, young offenders by sally

‘Dwaine George was sent to prison in 2001 for murder. Aged 18 and a member of a Manchester gang, he was convicted for shooting dead another 18-year-old and sentenced to life imprisonment. But Dwaine George said he didn’t do it and continued to protest his innocence throughout the 12 years he eventually served. He was finally vindicated by the Court of Appeal shortly before Christmas, when his conviction was quashed.’

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BBC Law in Action, 12th February 2015

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RAF man jailed for shooting comrade in ‘party trick’ gone wrong – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 10th, 2015 in armed forces, courts martial, firearms, news, sentencing by sally

‘SAC Liam Gadsby had previously boasted to colleagues that he could pull the trigger on a loaded pistol without a bullet being fired.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th February 2015

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Durham deer-death officers guilty of gross misconduct – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2015 in animal cruelty, firearms, misfeasance in public office, news, police by sally

‘Two police officers who bludgeoned an injured deer to death have been removed from firearms duties after being found guilty of gross misconduct.’

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BBC News, 23rd January 2015

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Men jailed over Haringey street shootout – BBC News

Posted January 12th, 2015 in attempts, firearms, murder, news, police, sentencing by sally

‘An armed officer who risked his life to protect the public during a shootout in north London has been commended for his “courage and resolve”.’

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BBC News, 9th January 2015

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London student faces jail over Isis bid – The Guardian

Posted December 18th, 2014 in firearms, imprisonment, news, terrorism, young persons by sally

‘A student who wanted the black flag of Isis to fly over Downing Street is facing jail after being found guilty of planning to join rebel forces in Syria.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2014

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PC Katie Murray jailed for leaking Cregan and drugs info to sister and ex-lover – BBC News

‘A PC who passed on intelligence about police killer Dale Cregan and planned drugs raids to her sister and drug-dealing former lover has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 17th December 2014

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