PC Darren Heath jailed over sex with vulnerable women – BBC News

Posted March 31st, 2015 in misfeasance in public office, news, police, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A “manipulative and calculating” police officer who abused his position to have sex with vulnerable women he met while on duty has been jailed.’

Full story

BBC News, 30th March 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Essex child abuse: Family of rape victim, five, want case reviewed – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2015 in child abuse, children, complaints, news, police, rape, victims, young offenders by sally

‘The parents of a five-year-old rape victim have called for a new police investigation into her case.’

Full story

BBC News, 29th March 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

IPCC takes over investigation into Cyril Smith claim – BBC News

‘The police watchdog has taken charge of an inquiry into the handling of an alleged incident involving Cyril Smith.’

Full story

BBC News, 27th March 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Man jailed after shooting a police officer – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2015 in accidents, firearms, grievous bodily harm, news, police, road traffic, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for 12 years for shooting a police officer in south-east London following a car crash.’

Full story

BBC News, 28th March 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Ian Watkins: Misconduct case for two police officers – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2015 in child abuse, misfeasance in public office, news, police by sally

‘Two detectives who worked on the Ian Watkins child abuse investigation have cases to answer for misconduct, a police watchdog has recommended.

Full story

BBC News, 26th March 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Too little progress on stop and search, says police watchdog – The Guardian

Posted March 26th, 2015 in news, police, race discrimination, reports, stop and search by sally

‘Police forces have made too little progress on improving their use of stop and search powers, with too many officers lacking any understanding of their impact on the lives of young black people, an official watchdog has said.’

Full story

The Guardian, 24th March 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

R (on the application of Catt) (AP) (Respondent) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and another (Appellants); R (on the application of T) (AP) (Respondent) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (Appellant) – Supreme Court

R (on the application of Catt) (AP) (Respondent) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and another (Appellants); R (on the application of T) (AP) (Respondent) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (Appellant) [2015] UKSC 9 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 4th March 2015

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

Comments Off

Home Secretary announces time limits for police bail – Home Office

Posted March 25th, 2015 in bail, data protection, news, police, time limits by sally

‘Home Secretary’s announces range of measures in response to police bail consultation.’

Full story

Home Office, 23rd March 2015

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Comments Off

Mark Duggan shooting: armed officers cleared of wrongdoing – The Guardian

Posted March 25th, 2015 in complaints, crime, firearms, freedom of expression, gangs, news, police, reports by sally

‘The police watchdog has cleared armed officers of any wrongdoing in the killing of Mark Duggan, saying it was likely that he was in the process of throwing away a handgun when he was shot.’

Full story

The Guardian, 25th March 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

Police bail time limit announced by home secretary – BBC News

Posted March 24th, 2015 in bail, news, police, time limits by sally

‘Time limits on police bail in England and Wales have been announced by Home Secretary Theresa May.’

Full story

BBC News, 23rd March 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

No convictions over 500 black and Asian deaths in custody – The Guardian

‘More than 500 black and ethnic minority individuals have died in suspicious circumstances while in state detention over the past 24 years, but not a single official has been successfully prosecuted, a report examining institutional racism has revealed.’

Full story

The Guardian, 21st March 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

Cyril Smith M1 arrest to be probed by Northamptonshire Police – BBC News

Posted March 20th, 2015 in child abuse, indecent photographs of children, news, police by tracey

‘A cold case unit is to investigate claims police released MP Cyril Smith after images of child abuse were found in the boot of his car.’

Full story

BBC News, 19th March 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Hillsborough inquests: Assessing David Duckenfield’s evidence – BBC News

Posted March 19th, 2015 in evidence, health & safety, inquests, news, police, sport by sally

‘Police match commander David Duckenfield spent a week in the witness box at the new inquests into the Hillsborough disaster. But what were the key parts of his evidence, and what have we learned?’

Full story

BBC News, 19th March 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Rape victims with petty convictions denied compensation – The Guardian

‘The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority routinely refuses to make awards to women who have committed minor offences.’

Full story

The Guardian, 17th March 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

Historical child abuse: Key investigations – BBC News

‘There are a number of ongoing investigations and inquiries – criminal and otherwise – into historical abuse allegations at institutions across the UK. Here is a guide to the key inquiries and their scope.’

Full story

BBC News, 17th March 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

PC Darren Heath ‘has more victims’ in sex case – BBC News

Posted March 18th, 2015 in abuse of position of trust, news, police, victims by sally

‘A police officer who admitted having sex with three vulnerable women he met while on duty has more victims, Gloucestershire Police has said.’

Full story

BBC News, 18th March 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Home secretary: Cyril Smith cover-up claims ‘could lead to prosecutions’ – The Guardian

‘Theresa May has said the claims a police investigation into the late Liberal MP Cyril Smith was scrapped, and corruption blocked other historic police operations into child abuse, were “shocking and could lead to criminal prosecutions”.’

Full story

The Guardian, 17th March 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

Regina (Demetrio) v Independent Police Complaints Commission; Regina (Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis) v Independent Police Complaints Commission; Regina (Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis) v Independent Police Complaints Commission (PC Harrington and another, interested parties) – WLR Daily

Posted March 17th, 2015 in complaints, law reports, police by sally

Regina (Demetrio) v Independent Police Complaints Commission; Regina (Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis) v Independent Police Complaints Commission; Regina (Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis) v Independent Police Complaints Commission (PC Harrington and another, interested parties) [2015] EWHC 593 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 120

‘Section 10(6) of the Police Reform Act 2002 enabled the Independent Police Complaints Commission to do anything calculated to facilitate the carrying out of its functions, which included the power to reopen an investigation into allegations against a police constable, which had resulted in a final report that there was no case to answer.’

WLR Daily, 6th March 2015

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Comments Off

Kololo v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis – WLR Daily

Posted March 17th, 2015 in data protection, law reports, police by sally

Kololo v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2015] EWHC 600 (QB); [2015] WLR (D) 111

‘A data subject access request made pursuant to section 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998 for the purpose of verifying the accuracy of the data held about the subject with a view to employing such data in foreign criminal appeal proceedings was not an abuse of process. In such circumstances, there was nothing to indicate that the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 was the sole procedure by which evidence for use in foreign criminal proceedings could be obtained.’

WLR Daily, 9th March 2015

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Comments Off

Cyril Smith child abuse inquiry ‘scrapped after his arrest’ – BBC News

‘An undercover police operation that gathered evidence of child abuse by Cyril Smith and other public figures was scrapped shortly after the MP was arrested, BBC Newsnight has been told.’

Full story

BBC News, 16th March 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off