Schedule 7 Code of Practice – Home Office

‘Consultation on changes made to Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000 by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.’

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Home Office, 15th April 2014

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Police officer sacked over Twitter account which called force bosses ‘scum’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 15th, 2014 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, internet, news, police, professional conduct by tracey

‘A police officer who allegedly sent more than 800 tweets criticising his force and called bosses “lower than slime” has been sacked. Tony Ryan, 33, was found to be the face behind @TheBritishCop – a Twitter account which claimed senior figures within Avon and Somerset Police treated “hard-working staff like garbage”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th April 2014

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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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Frances Andrade suicide ‘could and should’ have been prevented – BBC News

Posted April 11th, 2014 in child abuse, news, police, reports, sexual offences, suicide, victims, witnesses by sally

‘The suicide of a violinist days after she testified in court against an ex-choirmaster “could and should” have been prevented, a report has said.’

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BBC News, 10th April 2014

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Unwitting former partner plans legal action to prevent police from returning jailed paedophile’s laptop – The Independent

Posted April 11th, 2014 in child abuse, human rights, indecent photographs of children, news, police by sally

‘The unwitting former partner of a paedophile is planning legal action after a police force said it was powerless to retain or destroy the abuser’s laptop which contains photographs of his young victims wearing swimwear and leotards.’

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The Independent, 11th April 2014

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PC Keith Blakelock: Nicky Jacobs found not guilty of Broadwater Farm murder – The Guardian

Posted April 9th, 2014 in murder, news, police, violent disorder by michael

‘A man has been found not guilty of stabbing PC Keith Blakelock to death during the 1985 Broadwater Farm riots.’

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The Guardian, 9th April 2014

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Sean Rigg custody death: ‘Criminal charges to be considered’ – BBC News

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is to consider whether criminal charges should be brought against two arresting officers after a man died in custody.’

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BBC News, 9th April 2014

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Fiddled crime figures lead to under-reporting of rapes and other serious offences, says report – The Independent

Posted April 9th, 2014 in crime, news, police, rape, statistics by sally

‘The culture of fiddling crime statistics is ingrained within the upper echelons of the police service where target-chasing has led to the under-reporting of serious crimes including rape, according to a report by MPs out today.’

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The Independent, 9th April 2014

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Judges criticise police over ‘bizarre’ penis ID request – Daily Telegraph

‘Sex attacker Kelvyn Lester, 47, declined to take medication for erectile dysfunction so officers could photograph his penis for an identification procedure.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th April 2014

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North Yorkshire Police refers itself to IPCC on Savile – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2014 in child abuse, complaints, news, police, sexual offences by sally

‘North Yorkshire Police’s handling of abuse claims made against the late DJ Jimmy Savile is to be investigated by the police watchdog.’

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BBC News, 4th April 2014

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User Guide to Police Powers and Procedures – Home Office

Posted April 3rd, 2014 in investigatory powers, news, police, statistics by tracey

‘This guide to Police Powers and Procedures Statistics is designed to be a useful reference guide with explanatory notes on the statistics.’

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Home Office, 3rd April 2014

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Change is long overdue for victims of crime – The Guardian

‘The court process can be traumatic for accusers like Tracy Shelvey. Will a proposed victims’ law make it fit for purpose?’

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The Guardian, 2nd April 2014

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Christian preacher wins £13,000 in compensation after being held for ’15 hours without food or water’ – The Independent

‘A Christian preacher who was held by police for 15 hours without water or food has won £13,000 in compensation for wrongful imprisonment.’

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The Independent, 31st March 2014

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Hillsborough inquest: Questions and answers – Daily Telegraph

‘The new Hillsborough inquests begin today in Warrington, almost 25 years after Britain’s worst sporting disaster and 18 months after the verdicts in the original inquests were quashed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st March 2014

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Solicitors and probation workers to strike over plans – BBC News

‘Solicitors and probation officers in England and Wales are staging joint action against changes introduced by the Ministry of Justice.’

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BBC News, 31st March 2014

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West Midlands Police officers jailed for Oldbury house theft – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2014 in guilty pleas, news, police, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘Two police officers who stole cash and cigarettes from a house have been jailed after being caught in a sting operation by their own force.’

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BBC News, 27th March 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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Police failures over domestic violence exposed in damning report – The Guardian

Posted March 27th, 2014 in domestic violence, news, police, reports by tracey

‘The home secretary is to take personal charge of the way police respond to domestic abuse in England and Wales after a damning report exposed “alarming and unacceptable” weaknesses.’

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The Guardian, 27th March 2014

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Lawrence family lawyer Imran Khan: ‘We see what the state is capable of’ – The Guardian

‘Imran Khan has been routinely portrayed as an anti‑establishment troublemaker. Now, in the wake of the Ellison report on police corruption, he explains how it feels to be vindicated.’

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The Guardian, 25th March 2014

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R (on the application of British Sky Broadcasting Limited) (Respondent) v The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (Appellant) – Supreme Court

Posted March 25th, 2014 in appeals, law reports, media, official secrets act, police, Supreme Court by sally

R (on the application of British Sky Broadcasting Limited) (Respondent) v The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (Appellant) [2014] UKSC 17 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 12th March 2014

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