Why are the police failing too many victims of disability hate crime? – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2016 in assault, complaints, disability discrimination, news, police, victims by sally

‘Daniel Smith, an autistic man, was charged with assault by police after an alleged attack on him. His is not an isolated case.’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2016

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Battle to stop Jack Straw facing Libya rendition charges – The Guardian

‘The government has spent at least £600,000 of taxpayers’ money trying to prevent a civil case being brought against it by a husband and wife who allege that British intelligence was complicit in their detention, rendition and torture.’

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The Guardian, 26th June 2016

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Untold: Britain’s dirtiest murder cover-up has become a must-listen podcast – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in inquiries, media, murder, news, police, private investigators by sally

‘In 1987, Daniel Morgan was found dead in a pub car park with axe wounds to the head and £1,000 in his pocket. Now a gripping new podcast is lifting the lid on the most investigated murder in British history.’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2016

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Police must say if dead children’s identities stolen, say parents – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in children, identity fraud, inquiries, investigatory powers, news, police by sally

‘Bereaved parents have demanded that police reveal whether the identities of their dead children were stolen by undercover officers who spied on political groups.’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2016

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They think they’ve got away: How to catch a historical sex offender – BBC News

‘Sex offenders think they’ll get away with it. And often they do. Sometimes it can take years to bring them to justice, while others escape retribution altogether. So how do you go about making sure perpetrators of horrendous crimes committed in the distant past are caught and convicted?’

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BBC News, 20th June 2016

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Police were within rights to investigate Cardiff Three officers, judge rules – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2016 in corruption, miscarriage of justice, murder, news, police by sally

‘Police detectives were within their rights to investigate colleagues involved in the notorious Cardiff Three miscarriage of justice murder case whom they suspected of framing the innocent men, a senior judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2016

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‘Revenge porn’ threats could be made a crime in England and Wales – The Guardian

‘The threat of circulating “revenge porn” would be criminalised and the evidence threshold lowered to bring England and Wales in line with Scottish law, under changes to be proposed by a former Lib Dem cabinet minister.’

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The Guardian, 11th June 2016

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Met officer wins sex discrimination case after towel incident – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 10th, 2016 in news, police, sex discrimination by sally

‘A respected police officer has won a sex discrimination case against the Metropolitan Police after he was “unlawfully punished” by a female officer following an incident involving a towel.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th June 2016

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Hillsborough: the key lessons for our justice system – Law Society’s Gazette

‘What can lawyers learn from the tortuous 27-year struggle for justice?

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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th June 2016

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Sexting offences increasing in schools, say senior police officers – The Guardian

‘Senior police officers are seeing an escalation in sexting offences in schools, according to a report submitted to MPs.’

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The Guardian, 9th June 2016

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CPS will not bring charges against MI6 over rendition of Libyan families – The Guardian

‘Prosecutors are set to announce that they are bringing no charges following a police investigation into MI6’s involvement in the kidnapping of two families who were “rendered” to the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s prisons, despite protests by the victims and their lawyers that the evidence against the agency is overwhelming.’

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The Guardian, 8th June 2016

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Man ordered to tell police of sex plans ‘devastated’ – BBC News

Posted June 9th, 2016 in disclosure, news, police, sexual offences, time limits by sally

‘A man who must give police 24 hours’ notice before he has sex after he was cleared of rape has said the ruling “puts an end to your life”.

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BBC News, 8th June 2016

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Regina v AXN; Regina v ZAR – WLR Daily

Regina v AXN; Regina v ZAR [2016] EWCA Crim 590

‘Where an offender convicted of a crime has rendered assistance to the police or other law enforcement authorities, the police may provide the court with information regarding the assistance rendered in a confidential letter signed by a senior police officer, known as a “text”, but the obligation of the police to provide a text when requested by the offender is a very limited one. Although the court will always expect the police to inform the court of the fact that the police have made a decision not to provide a text as matter of case management, it is sufficient if the police merely state that they will not provide any information to the court in relation to the offender’s assertions of assistance. The police are not required to give any explanation of their reasons for the decision, or the stage at which they decided not to provide any information. The police need do no more than say that the police will not provide any information to the court. Such a statement to the court can generally be provided by letter and not by text. There may unusually be circumstances where the police would have to reveal in the reply the assertions of the offender that he had provided assistance; in such a case it might therefore be necessary to provide the response in the form of a text. Whether it is provided by letter or text, it must be signed by a senior officer of police (normally a superintendent) or an equivalent senior official in other law enforcement agencies (paras 6, 18, 22).’

WLR Daily, 27th May 2016

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Police force fined £150k after sex offenders info sent to member of public – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 8th, 2016 in data protection, electronic mail, fines, news, police, sexual offences by sally

‘A police force in Wales has been hit with a £150,000 monetary penalty notice after an officer inadvertently sent an email, containing information that could be used to identify eight sex offenders, to a member of the public.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th June 2016

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IPCC criticises Sussex police over hooding of disabled 11-year-old girl – The Guardian

‘Sussex police have been strongly criticised by the force watchdog after an 11-year-old disabled girl was hooded, handcuffed and detained in custody for a total of more than 60 hours.’

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The Guardian, 8th June 2016

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South Yorkshire Police handling 183 child sex abuse cases – BBC News

Posted June 6th, 2016 in child abuse, news, police, reports, sexual offences by sally

‘South Yorkshire Police is investigating 183 child sex abuse (CSE) cases, a new report has revealed.’

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BBC News, 5th June 2016

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Families call for ‘Hillsborough Law’ at home secretary meeting – BBC News

Posted June 3rd, 2016 in inquests, inquiries, news, police, professional conduct, sport by sally

‘Relatives of the 96 people who died at Hillsborough have told the home secretary they want a “Hillsborough Law” to compel public officials to tell the truth at inquiries.’

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BBC News, 2nd June 2016

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Hillsborough: 19 people refuse to help IPCC inquiry – The Guardian

‘Nineteen people have refused to assist an independent investigation into the role of West Midlands police after the Hillsborough disaster.’

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The Guardian, 2nd June 2016

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Birmingham pub bombings: coroner orders new inquests – The Guardian

Posted June 2nd, 2016 in explosives, inquests, Ireland, miscarriage of justice, news, police, terrorism by sally

‘An inquest into the Birmingham pub bombings, one of the worst terrorist attacks in British history, is to be reopened 42 years after they claimed the lives of 21 people.’

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The Guardian, 1st June 2016

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Drug driving: Almost 8,000 arrests in England and Wales – BBC News

Posted June 1st, 2016 in accidents, drug offences, news, police, road traffic offences, statistics by sally

‘There were almost 8,000 arrests last year for drug driving in England and Wales, figures obtained by BBC Radio 5 live have suggested.’

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BBC News, 1st June 2016

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