George Galloway’s ex-aide discharged over data breach – BBC News

‘A former aide to George Galloway MP who admitted obtaining personal data illegally has received a 12-month conditional discharge.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2014

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Former PC jailed for 18 months for offering story on colleague to tabloid – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2014 in misfeasance in public office, news, police, sentencing by tracey

‘A former police constable has been jailed for 18 months for offering to sell a salacious story about a “womanising and bullying” colleague to the Sun newspaper.’

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The Guardian, 17th July 2014

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Humberside Police officer pleads guilty to sex assaults – BBC News

‘A former police constable has pleaded guilty to four sexual assaults while serving as an officer in East Yorkshire.’

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BBC News, 8th July 2014

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Andy Coulson trial: jurors fail to reach verdicts on remaining charges – The Guardian

‘The trial of Andy Coulson has ended after the jury failed to reach majority verdicts on two remaining counts that he conspired to commit misconduct in public office by paying public officials for the acquisition of royal phone books.’

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The Guardian, 25th June 2014

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Police officer jailed over relationships with vulnerable women – The Guardian

Posted June 25th, 2014 in misfeasance in public office, news, police, sentencing by sally

‘A police officer who seduced and slept with vulnerable women while on duty has been jailed for 18 months.’

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The Guardian, 24th June 2014

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Do not comment on hacking trial until all verdicts are in, judge tells MPs – Daily Telegraph

‘Politicians are warned by judge not to comment upon the outcome of the hacking trial until the jury has returned all its verdicts.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th June 2014

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Hacking trial: Brooks cleared of charges, Coulson guilty – BBC News

‘Ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks has been cleared of all charges in the phone-hacking trial.’

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BBC News, 24th June 2014

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Phone hacking trial: After eight months, jury today begins sifting the mountain of evidence – The Independent

‘They are the two words the jury in the phone hacking trial may have waited months to hear. At 3.15pm in court 12 of the Old Bailey, Mr Justice Saunders said: “And finally.”’

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The Independent, 12th June 2014

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Corrupt police face 14 years in jail under new law – Daily Telegraph

‘New offence will introduce new tougher penalty for dishonest police in wake of Stephen Lawrence revelations.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th June 2014

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IPPC say South Wales Police let down woman in hammer attack – BBC News

‘A woman attacked by her partner with a claw hammer was put at “serious risk” by South Wales Police, despite her reporting him to them, the Independent Police Complaints Commission has said.

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BBC News, 11th June 2014

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Sean Rigg custody death officer quits Metropolitan Police – BBC News

‘The police watchdog has urged the Metropolitan Police to stop an officer quitting so he can face misconduct proceedings after a death in custody.’

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BBC News, 29th May 2014

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‘Plebgate’ police officer Susan Johnson dismissed – BBC News

‘A policewoman has become the fourth officer to be sacked over press leaks related to the “plebgate” affair.’

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BBC News, 21st May 2014

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Policeman who punched woman used CS gas on UK Uncut protesters – The Guardian

Posted March 17th, 2014 in assault, misfeasance in public office, news, police by tracey

‘A policeman who was sentenced for punching a suspected shoplifter in the head earlier this week has been found to have breached professional standards in another incident where he sprayed peaceful protesters with CS gas.’

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The Guardian, 14th March 2014

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Prison officer Julie Turton jailed over sex and drugs – BBC News

‘A prison officer who had sex with an inmate and supplied drugs to prisoners at HMP Birmingham has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2014

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Police watchdog investigates vigilante murder of disabled Iranian refugee – The Guardian

Posted February 14th, 2014 in complaints, misfeasance in public office, murder, news, police by sally

‘Police watchdog investigators are carrying out house-to-house inquiries in the Bristol street where a disabled Iranian refugee was murdered by a vigilante who wrongly believe him to be a paedophile.’

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The Guardian, 13th February 2014

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Regina v Mitchell (William) – WLR Daily

Posted February 13th, 2014 in appeals, crime, law reports, misfeasance in public office, paramedics by sally

Regina v Mitchell (William) [2014] WLR (D) 61

‘To be the holder of a public office a person had to owe duties to the public over and above duties owed to individual citizens. Therefore a paramedic who did not owe such duties was not a holder of a public office.’

WLR Daily, 12th February 2014

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Plebgate officer Keith Wallis jailed for 12 months – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 7th, 2014 in misfeasance in public office, news, police, sentencing by tracey

‘A police officer who lied about witnessing the Plebgate row was jailed for 12 months today. Keith Wallis, 53, of West Drayton, West London, sent an email to Conservative deputy chief whip John Randall, who was his MP, wrongly claiming that he had seen what happened as Andrew Mitchell left Downing Street on September 19, 2012.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th February 2014

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Former Broadmoor worker Alan Ostler admits misconduct – BBC News

‘A former worker at the high-security Broadmoor hospital has been given a suspended prison sentence after passing information to tabloid newspapers.’

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BBC News, 20th January 2014

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Rendition to Libya an “act of state” and therefore non-justiciable – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Belhaj and another v Straw and Others [2013] EWHC 4111 (QB) 20 December 2013. The High Court has struck out claims against British establishment defendants for “unlawful rendition”. The doctrine of immunity attaching to an act of state is total bar to that such claims and is not limited by the gravity of the alleged violation of rights.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 14th January 2014

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Mitchell solicitor rules out Supreme Court appeal – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The solicitor for MP Andrew Mitchell has confirmed that the costs appeal case is unlikely to go to the Supreme Court. Graham Atkins, founding partner at London firm Atkins Thomson, told the Gazette he had looked to have the case heard at the higher court but was advised it would not be successful.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 14th January 2014

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