The Duty the Police Owe to the Police – Zenith PI Blog

Posted December 6th, 2016 in appeals, duty of care, legal representation, London, news, police, striking out by sally

‘The case concerns an appeal against the Order of Mr Justice Jay in which he struck out claims brought by a number of serving officers of the Metropolitan Police against their Commissioner.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 5th December 2016

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Amber Rudd to allow police to use new Taser ‘within weeks’ – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2016 in news, police, weapons by sally

‘Police officers across Britain are expected to be issued with a new and more powerful Taser gun despite calls for use of the potentially fatal weapon to be curtailed, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2016

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PC axe attacker Nathan Sumner jailed for 15 years – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2016 in grievous bodily harm, news, police, sentencing by sally

‘A man who attacked a policewoman with an axe has been jailed for 15 years.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2016

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Babar Ahmad: Officers cleared to seek damages from Met Commissioner – BBC News

Posted December 1st, 2016 in assault, damages, London, news, police by sally

‘Four police officers who were “branded abusive thugs” for the way they arrested terror suspect Babar Ahmad have won the right to seek damages.’

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BBC News, 30th November 2016

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UK surveillance laws reformed in new Investigatory Powers Act – OUT-LAW.com

‘UK surveillance laws have been updated with the enactment of the new Investigatory Powers Act.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th November 2016

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Police will need licence to practise for child sex abuse cases, says Rudd – The Guardian

Posted November 30th, 2016 in child abuse, licensing, news, police, sexual offences, speeches by tracey

‘Police officers investigating child sex abuse are to be required to be specially trained and accredited in the same way as specialist firearms officers under proposals announced by the home secretary.’

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The Guardian, 30th November 2016

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Witness Protection: Can non-parties appeal critical findings made in a judgment which infringe their human rights? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 30th, 2016 in appeals, human rights, jurisdiction, local government, news, police, social services, witnesses by tracey

‘Re: W (A child) [2016] EWCA Civ 1140. A Family Court judgment was severely critical of two witnesses and the applicant local authority. In an oral “bullet point” judgment at the end of the hearing, the Judge found that the witnesses, a social worker (“SW”) and a police officer (“PO”), had improperly conspired to prove certain allegations regardless of the truth, or professional guidelines.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 30th November 2016

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Football sex abuse claims: Police widen their inquiries – BBC News

Posted November 25th, 2016 in child abuse, news, police, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘Four police forces say they are now investigating allegations of historical child sex abuse within football.’

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BBC news, 25th November 2016

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Social worker and police officer win challenge over criticisms made by judge – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 25th, 2016 in judgments, news, police, setting aside, social services, witnesses by tracey

‘A social worker and a police officer have successfully crossed what McFarlane LJ called “legal landmines” to secure deletion of criticisms made of them by a judge.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 23rd November 2016

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Some child sexting cases ‘do not need criminal investigation’ – BBC News

Posted November 25th, 2016 in indecent photographs of children, news, police, pornography, prosecutions by tracey

‘Sexting cases involving children should not always be handled with a full-scale criminal investigation, new police advice says. The College of Policing advises officers to respond “in a proportionate way” to children sharing indecent imagery of themselves or their peers.’

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BBC News, 24th November 2016

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Metropolitan Police sex abuse case ‘failings put children at risk’ – BBC News

Posted November 25th, 2016 in child abuse, news, police, sexual offences by tracey

‘Children in London are being put at risk because of “serious failings” in the way the Met Police deals with child sexual abuse, inspectors have found.’

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BBC News, 25th November 2016

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Watchdog investigating 187 claims of police failings in child sex abuse cases – The Independent

Posted November 24th, 2016 in child abuse, complaints, corruption, news, police, sexual offences by tracey

‘The police watchdog is carrying out 187 investigations into possible failings by police in their handling of historical child sex abuse cases, it has been reported.’

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The Independent, 24th November 2016

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Home Secretary speech to APPC and NPCC Partnership Summit – Home Office

Posted November 23rd, 2016 in diversity, emergency services, police, speeches by tracey

‘Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s speech on police reform.’

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Home Office, 16th November 2016

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‘Silent solution’ for emergency calls should be reviewed after murder victim’s 999 call did not reach police – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 23rd, 2016 in complaints, domestic violence, emergency services, news, police by tracey

‘The so-called “silent solution” protocol for calls to the emergency services should be reviewed following the murder of a primary school worker who wrongly believed officers would be dispatched if she called 999 but said nothing, the police watchdog has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd November 2016

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Orgreave files reveal concern trial collapse could warrant inquiry – The Guardian

Posted November 22nd, 2016 in documents, government departments, inquiries, miners, news, police, trials by sally

‘Home Office files, including a 1985 memo to Margaret Thatcher, released after public inquiry ruled out last month.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2016

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IPCC wants to overturn iIPCC wants to overturn its own report on Jordan Begley Taser death – The Guardiants own report on Jordan Begley Taser death

Posted November 17th, 2016 in complaints, death in custody, firearms, news, police, reports by sally

‘The Independent Police Complaints Commission is asking the high court to quash its own report clearing police officers of any serious wrongdoing following the death of a man shortly after he was Tasered.’

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The Guardian, 16th November 2016

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Domain name suspensions more than double in a year, says UK registry – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 17th, 2016 in domain names, enforcement, intellectual property, news, police, reports, trade marks by sally

‘More than 8,000 web addresses were suspended by Nominet during the year up to the end of October 2016, more than double the number suspended in the previous 12 months, the internet registry for ‘.uk’ domain names has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th November 2016

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Women in Prison: 5 Key Recommendations – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted November 16th, 2016 in cautions, media, news, police, prisons, rehabilitation, women by sally

‘On Tuesday 8 November 2016, Halsbury’s Law Exchange (HLE) hosted a panel discussion on the urgent topic of: “Women in Prison: is the justice system fit for purpose?” In the lead up to the panel discussion, Felicity Gerry QC and Lyndon Harris co-authored a discussion paper on this vital question.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 10th November 2016

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Ban use of police cells for people in mental health crisis, MPs told – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2016 in bills, custody, detention, mental health, news, police by sally

‘People suffering a mental health crisis should never be held in police cells as they find it terrifying and become even more unwell, ministers will be told.’

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The Guardian, 16th November 2016

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Solicitor who lost his practice cleared to sue CPS and police for malicious prosecution – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has given the green light to a solicitor to pursue claims against the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and South Wales Police (SWP) for malicious prosecution and misfeasance in public office.’

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Legal Futures, 15th November 2016

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