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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‘Plebgate’ affair: Police Federation launches legal action – BBC News

‘The Police Federation says it wants a judicial review of the police watchdog’s decision to investigate three officers who met the MP at the centre of the “plebgate” row.’

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BBC News, 12th January 2014

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‘Plebgate’ affair: Met PC admits misconduct – BBC News

Posted January 10th, 2014 in misfeasance in public office, news, police, professional conduct by tracey

‘A Met police officer plans to resign after admitting misconduct in public office over the “plebgate” affair. PC Keith Wallis, 53, has admitted falsely claiming to have witnessed a row between then-cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell and police officers in Downing Street in September 2012. The diplomatic protection group officer has been bailed until 6 February when he is due to be sentenced.’

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BBC News, 10th January 2014

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Detective jailed after failing to investigate alleged rape – Daily Teleraph

Posted December 6th, 2013 in misfeasance in public office, news, police, sentencing by tracey

‘Acting Detective Constable Hannah Notley never submitted papers on the case to the Crown Prosecution Service.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th December 2013

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Andrew Mitchell condemns police and CPS over plebgate – The Guardian

‘In a press conference, Mitchell condemned the police for failing to arrest Rowland or to interview him under caution, and attacked the Crown Prosecution Service for failing to get to the bottom of what had happened.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2013

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CPS decisions in Operation Alice – incident at Downing Street on 19 September 2012 – Crown Prosecution Service

‘CPS decisions in Operation Alice – incident at Downing Street on 19 September 2012.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 26th November 2013

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One officer charged over ‘Plebgate’ – BBC News

‘A police officer is to be charged with misconduct in a public office over the Andrew Mitchell “Plebgate” row.’

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BBC News, 26th November 2013

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Police spies case: women lose fight for public human rights hearing – The Guardian

“A group of women who are taking legal action against police chiefs over claims they were tricked into forming long-term relationships with undercover spies have lost their fight to have part of their case heard in public.”

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The Guardian, 5th November 2013

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Phone-hacking: trial of Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks to begin – The Guardian

“The trial of former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks and others linked with alleged phone-hacking at the now-defunct News of the World will begin on Monday at the Old Bailey, kicking off what is likely to be one of the longest criminal trials in recent memory.”

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The Guardian, 28th October 2013

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Hampshire policewoman Rebecca Swanston jailed for corruption – BBC News

“A policewoman with the Hampshire force who disclosed intelligence to criminals has been jailed for three years.”

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BBC News, 2nd August 2013

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CPS may bring first case against Metropolitan police spy – The Guardian

“Prosecutors are considering launching the first case against an undercover police officer deployed to infiltrate political campaigns. The Crown Prosecution Service is examining allegations of wrongdoing by Jim Boyling, a former member of a covert Metropolitan police unit which planted undercover officers in political groups for four decades.”

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The Guardian, 5th July 2013

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Met police officer jailed for selling celebrity tip-offs to the Sun – The Guardian

“A former Metropolitan police officer who had access to private information about wealthy Chelsea residents including the Duchess of Cambridge and Tetra Pak heir Hans Rausing has been jailed for two years for selling stories about them to the Sun.”

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The Guardian, 5th June 2013

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Abdel Hakim Belhaj torture case may be heard in secret court – The Guardian

“One of the first cases to be heard by the government’s new generation of secret courts may be a claim brought by a Libyan dissident who was kidnapped along with his pregnant wife and flown to one of Muammar Gaddafi’s prisons.”

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The Guardian, 21st May 2013

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