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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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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‘Giant’ criminal Jude Medcalf freed as jail bed too small – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2014 in community service, disabled persons, firearms, human rights, news, prisons by tracey

‘A 7ft 2ins-tall (2.2m) criminal has been released from custody after a judge accepted prison beds and uniforms were too small for him.’

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The Guardian, 26th March 2014

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Bungling ‘umbrella robber’ jailed for life – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 24th, 2014 in closed circuit television, firearms, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘Judge apologises to victims after court hears armed robber had received life sentences twice before.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st March 2014

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Teen jailed after he got lethal arsenal delivered to family home – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 17th, 2014 in drug offences, firearms, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A teenager who bought a machine gun online and had it delivered to his family home, along with hundreds of rounds of ammunition and nunchucks, has been jailed for six years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th March 2014

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Violent sex assault cold case solved after a decade in one of the first ever cases of ‘covert DNA retrieval’ – The Independent

Posted March 4th, 2014 in assault, DNA, firearms, investigatory powers, news, sexual offences by sally

‘A violent sex attacker was caught when police used ground-breaking anti-terrorism powers to covertly recover DNA from a coffee cup he had used at the end of a four-day surveillance operation.’

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The Independent, 3rd March 2014

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Azelle Rodney shooting: police marksman loses high court challenge – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2014 in firearms, inquiries, judicial review, news, police, unlawful killing by sally

‘A police marksman has lost his high court bid to challenge a public inquiry finding that he used excessive force when he killed robbery suspect Azelle Rodney.’

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The Guardian, 27th February 2014

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Azelle Rodney death: police marksman challenges unlawful killing verdict – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2014 in firearms, inquiries, judicial review, murder, news, police by sally

‘A “distinguished” police marksman is challenging a public inquiry ruling that he used excessive force when he killed robbery suspect Azelle Rodney.’

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The Guardian, 18th February 2014

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‘Petite’ firearms officer wins sex discrimination case because gun was too big for her hands – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 18th, 2014 in appeals, firearms, news, police, sex discrimination, tribunals, women by sally

‘Victoria Wheatley, part of the armed unit which protects the Sellafield atomic complex, could not reach her weapon’s trigger’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th February 2014

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Police failings left suspect free to shoot man in face resulting in ‘life-changing’ injuries – The Independent

Posted February 13th, 2014 in complaints, delay, firearms, news, police, professional conduct by sally

‘A suspected gunman was free to shoot a man in the face after apparent police failings meant that he was not identified as the owner of a sawn-off shotgun seized in a police operation 17 months earlier, it has emerged.’

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The Independent, 12th February 2014

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Birmingham riots: Conviction and sentence appeals dismissed – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2014 in appeals, arson, firearms, news, sentencing, violent disorder by sally

‘Seven men who were detained after shots were fired at police during riots have had appeals against their sentences and convictions dismissed.’

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BBC News, 21st January 2014

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IPCC face conferring ban after fatal police shootings – The Independent

Posted January 20th, 2014 in complaints, evidence, firearms, inquests, news, ombudsmen, police by sally

‘Police officers could be banned from conferring after fatal shootings in the wake of the death of Mark Duggan.’

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The Independent, 17th January 2014

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Police admit they should have reviewed tactic used in Mark Duggan case – The Guardian

‘The Metropolitan Police has admitted it was wrong not to review its use of the “hard stop” tactic employed in the shooting of Mark Duggan in 2011, despite being advised to do so by the complaints watchdog.’

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The Guardian, 20th January 2014

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Mark Duggan case: IPCC apologises for ‘wrong’ shooting details – BBC News

Posted January 17th, 2014 in firearms, inquests, news, police by sally

‘The police watchdog has apologised to Mark Duggan’s family for “wrongly” telling the media he had fired at police before he was shot.’

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BBC News, 17th January 2014

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Mark Duggan coroner invites family to help shape police gun policy – The Guardian

Posted January 13th, 2014 in coroners, families, firearms, inquests, news, police, victims by tracey

‘The coroner in the Mark Duggan inquest is to invite the dead man’s family to help shape police firearms procedure. The senior circuit judge Keith Cutler, who is preparing recommendations on firearms procedure for the home secretary after issues raised at the inquest, described his decision to consult the family as “unusual, perhaps unique” but the right thing to do to achieve transparency.’

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The Guardian, 12th January 2014

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Mark Duggan marksman cleared to return to armed police duties – The Guardian

Posted January 13th, 2014 in firearms, inquests, news, police, professional conduct by tracey

‘The police marksman who killed Mark Duggan will be allowed to have his gun back and return to armed duties. The officer was found to have lawfully killed Duggan by an inquest jury last week though the jury decided his account of the shooting, in which he said Duggan had had a gun in his hand, was wrong.’

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The Guardian, 12th January 2014

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Mark Duggan inquest key evidence: Was he really armed? Were the police under threat? – The Independent

Posted January 9th, 2014 in evidence, firearms, inquests, news, police by sally

‘To the police on the job, it started with a “textbook” stop of a minicab carrying a dangerous gangster. Three police cars forced Mark Duggan’s vehicle to pull over following intelligence that he had picked up a gun from a criminal associate.’

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The Independent, 9th January 2014

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Mark Duggan killing lawful, says jury – BBC News

Posted January 8th, 2014 in firearms, inquests, news, police by sally

‘Mark Duggan, whose death sparked riots in England in 2011, was lawfully killed by police, an inquest jury has said by a majority of 8 to 2.’

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BBC News, 8th January 2014

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Mark Duggan inquest: jury reaches verdict – The Guardian

Posted January 8th, 2014 in firearms, inquests, news, police by sally

‘A verdict in the inquest into the death of Mark Duggan is expected to be delivered at 3.30pm at the Royal Courts of Justice in central London.’

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The Guardian, 8th January 2014

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Schoolboy armed robber sentenced to 40 months – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 23rd, 2013 in firearms, news, prisons, robbery, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

“A ‘model pupil’ who robbed a bank with an imitation firearm has been sentenced to 40 months in a Young Offenders’ Institution.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 2013

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