Police officers jailed over Bijan Ebrahimi murder case – The Guardian

Posted February 9th, 2016 in misfeasance in public office, news, police, racism, sentencing by sally

‘A police constable and a community support officer who failed in their duty to protect a disabled refugee before he was murdered by a misguided vigilante have been sent to prison.’

Full story

The Guardian, 9th February 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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George Verrier death: Two Met Police constables dismissed – BBC News

Posted February 5th, 2016 in disciplinary procedures, homicide, misfeasance in public office, news, police by tracey

‘Two Met Police constables have been dismissed for gross misconduct after a teenager died when he was punched in south-east London in September 2013.’

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BBC News, 5th February 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Reviewing the offence of misconduct in public office – Law Commission

Posted January 29th, 2016 in consultations, Law Commission, misfeasance in public office by tracey

‘What is misconduct? And who is in public office? The existing law that governs misconduct in public office does not provide clear answers to either of these questions, according to the Law Commission.

Today the Law Commission launched a consultation aimed at exploring how the current law is being used and discovering the problems caused in practice by the law’s lack of clarity.’

Full press release

Law Commission, 20th January 2016

Source: www.justice.gov.uk/lawcommission

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CPS accused of suppressing police corruption evidence – The Guardian

‘Criminal trial prosecutors have been accused of suppressing evidence of police corruption in what has been called “misconduct of a particularly serious nature”. Lawyers are alleged to have covered up evidence that police received corrupt payments from a firm of private investigators in return for confidential information.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Police illegally accessed journalist’s phone records during Plebgate investigation – Daily Telegraph

‘The Metropolitan Police illegally accessed the phone records of a journalist while desperately trying to find the source of a leek during the Plebgate scandal, a tribunal has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Police officer jailed for arranging to have sex with runaway girl – The Guardian

‘A police constable who arranged to have sex with a 15-year-old runaway while investigating her disappearance has been sentenced to four years in prison.’

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The Guardian, 27th November 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Ex-Broadmoor worker jailed for selling stories to the Sun – The Guardian

‘A former Broadmoor hospital worker has been jailed for eight months for selling stories to the Sun about notorious patients, including the Yorkshire Ripper.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Challenges to ‘austerity’ cuts – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Lincolnshire County Council has recently undergone two legal challenges to its proposals for redesigning its library service in the light of ‘increasing budgetary constraints’.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 23rd November 2015

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Jon Venables’ prison officer admits selling stories at retrial – BBC News

Posted November 25th, 2015 in appeals, disclosure, media, misfeasance in public office, news, prison officers by sally

‘An ex-prison officer admitted selling stories to newspapers about James Bulger killer Jon Venables despite a previous conviction being quashed.’

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BBC News, 24th November 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Operation Elveden: Ex-prison officers jailed for tabloid leaks – BBC News

Posted November 20th, 2015 in disclosure, media, misfeasance in public office, news, prison officers, sentencing by tracey

‘Two former prison officers have been jailed for leaking information about inmates to newspapers.’

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BBC News, 20th November 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Judge vows to end secrecy in baby death case – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 16th, 2015 in children, homicide, inquests, misfeasance in public office, news, police by sally

‘Judge says new hearing will allow public to know about “troubling circumstances” of Poppi Worthington’s death.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th November 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Ex-prison officer found guilty of leaking stories to Daily Mirror – The Guardian

Posted November 13th, 2015 in media, misfeasance in public office, news, prison officers by tracey

‘A former prison officer from top security HMP Belmarsh has been found guilty of leaking stories about celebrity inmates to the Daily Mirror over six years.’

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The Guardian, 13th November 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Police ‘overlooked threat’ to man killed after being mistaken for paedophile – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2015 in misfeasance in public office, murder, news, police by sally

‘Three experienced police constables and a community support officer failed to deal with complaints made by a vulnerable disabled man in the 48 hours before he was murdered and his body set on fire by vigilantes, a court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 11th November 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Lynette White: Corruption probe conviction ‘not realistic’ – BBC News

‘There was “no realistic prospect” of convicting eight police officers involved in the Lynette White murder investigation, the High Court has heard.’

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BBC News, 11th November 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Ex-prison officer jailed for selling George Michael stories to the Sun – The Guardian

‘A former prison officer has been jailed for 12 months for selling stories about George Michael’s time behind bars to the Sun.’

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Sun journalists cleared of paying police for stories – BBC News

‘Sun journalists Chris Pharo and Jamie Pyatt have been cleared of aiding and abetting a police officer to commit misconduct in a public office.’

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BBC News, 15th October 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Police officers sacked after sending racist texts during 2011 London riots – The Guardian

Posted October 9th, 2015 in disciplinary procedures, misfeasance in public office, news, police, racism by tracey

‘The two Met officers’ messages only came to light during investigation into Andrew Mitchell-Plebgate affair.’

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The Guardian, 8th October 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Retired bishop Peter Ball jailed for sex assaults – BBC News

Posted October 8th, 2015 in clergy, misfeasance in public office, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A retired Church of England bishop has been jailed for a string of offences against teenagers and young men.’

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BBC News, 7th October 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Ramphal v Department for Transport – Littleton Chambers

‘In Ramphal v Department for Transport, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) provided clear guidance on the extent of the role that human resources (HR) departments may legitimately perform during a disciplinary procedure.’

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Littleton Chambers, 7th October 2015

Source: www.littletonchambers.com

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Mark Blake spared jail after leaking stories to newspaper – BBC News

‘An ex-official who leaked stories about an immigration centre has been spared jail to care for his two children.’

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BBC News, 21st September 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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