More than a third of police child abuse investigations ‘inadequate’, says watchdog – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 2nd, 2015 in child abuse, child neglect, news, ombudsmen, police, standards, statistics by sally

‘Inspection of response to paedophilia and other types of abuse a ‘damning indictment’ of police.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd July 2015

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Domestic abusers to wear GPS tracking devices – Daily Telegraph

‘Northumbria Police unveil a pilot scheme that will allow victims of domestic abuse to be warned when there ex-partners are close by.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st July 2015

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IPCC clears police after man died in Bradford raid – BBC News

Posted July 2nd, 2015 in complaints, firearms, news, ombudsmen, police, professional conduct by sally

‘No police officers will face legal action after a man died of a gunshot wound in a raid on a Bradford house.’

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BBC News, 2nd July 2015

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Police face flood of compensation claims over child abuse failures – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 29th, 2015 in child abuse, compensation, complaints, news, police by sally

‘Sir Thomas Winsor, the official police watchdog, says senior officers share the blame for failures to properly investigate paedophile abuse, opening door to legal action.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th June 2015

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Essex police officers put on notice over child abuse case handling – BBC News

Posted June 26th, 2015 in child abuse, complaints, news, police by sally

‘Twenty-nine serving and former police officers have been put on notice as part of an investigation into Essex Police’s handling of child abuse cases.’

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BBC News, 25th June 2015

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Policeman who slept with rape victim to dodge gross misconduct charge – The Guardian

‘Decision to let DS Robert Dawson retire contradicts new regulations by Theresa May to stop officers avoiding disciplinary action by quitting the force.’

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The Guardian, 24th June 2015

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Activist’s conviction to be quashed after undercover officer testified at trial – The Guardian

Posted June 24th, 2015 in Criminal Cases Review Commission, evidence, news, police, spying by sally

‘The criminal conviction of a campaigner is to be quashed after prosecutors admitted an undercover police officer gave evidence in a court case using a fake identity. Michael Gracia’s conviction for assaulting an officer during a pro-cycling demonstration is to be overturned as prosecutors conceded one of the co-defendants at his original trial was working undercover for the police.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2015

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Lynette White: Civil action after failed police corruption trial – BBC News

Posted June 24th, 2015 in corruption, DNA, evidence, murder, news, police, trials by sally

‘A date has been set for High Court civil action following the collapse of the UK’s biggest police corruption trial.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2015

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Met police to step up targeted stop and search amid surge in knife-crime – The Guardian

‘The Metropolitan police are to step up their use of targeted stop-and-search operations in high knife-crime areas of London due to a recent rise in stabbings in the capital.’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2015

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Hundreds of new female genital mutilation cases in West Midlands – BBC News

Posted June 22nd, 2015 in female genital mutilation, hospitals, news, police, statistics by tracey

‘More than 600 new victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) have been identified in seven months in the West Midlands.’

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BBC News, 22nd June 2015

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SAS deaths: criminal charges may follow inquest – The Guardian

Posted June 18th, 2015 in armed forces, crime, health & safety, inquests, news, police, prosecutions, witnesses by sally

‘Police and health and safety lawyers argue against media attempt to see witness statements in case they prejudice future prosecutions.’

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The Guardian, 17th June 2015

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‘Super recognisers’ used by the police to identify criminals and spot offenders in crowds – The Independent

Posted June 17th, 2015 in identification, news, police by sally

‘People with the ability to remember faces that they have barely seen before are being recruited by the police as “super recognisers” to help identify criminals and keep tabs on offenders in large crowds.’

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The Independent, 16th June 2015

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Police watchdog investigates death of man in custody in Luton – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2015 in complaints, death in custody, domestic violence, inquests, news, ombudsmen, police by sally

‘The police watchdog has launched an investigation after a 25-year-old man died in custody.’

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The Guardian, 13th June 2015

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David Cameron orders crackdown on summer surge of FGM cases – The Guardian

‘New laws aimed at preventing young girls being taken abroad to undergo female genital mutilation are to be fast-tracked within weeks, amid fears that the number of cases could soar during the summer holidays.’

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The Guardian, 13th June 2015

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Woman ‘wins £37,000 damages’ after she was strip-searched and left naked by Met police – The Independent

‘A woman, who was forcibly strip-searched by police officers then left naked in a custody cell while cameras broadcast her image, has won £37,000 in damages from the Metropolitan Police, the Guardian has reported.’

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The Independent, 14th June 2015

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It’s 30 years since the miners’ strike. But justice for Orgreave shouldn’t have a time limit – The Guardian

‘Police behaviour at Orgreave paved the way for Hillsborough five years later. The IPCC’s decision not to investigate teaches the state that it can mistreat citizens with impunity.’

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The Guardian, 12th June 2015

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IPCC will not investigate Orgreave police action during miners’ strike – The Guardian

‘The Independent Police Complaints Commission will not mount a formal investigation into allegations of criminal wrongdoing by police even though it has found evidence to suggest that police officers assaulted miners at the mass picket of the Orgreave coking plant during the 1984-85 miners’ strike, then perverted the course of justice and committed perjury in the failed prosecutions which followed.’

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The Guardian, 12th June 2015

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Jean Charles de Menezes: European court to hear human rights challenge – The Guardian

‘The family of Jean Charles de Menezes will challenge the decision not to bring charges over his death at the European court of human rights (ECHR) on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 10th June 2015

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NSPCC queries High Court judge’s smacking remarks – BBC News

‘Children need to be protected from being physically abused by their parents irrespective of “cultural sensitivities”, a UK charity has said.’

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BBC News, 10th June 2015

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Make allowances for immigrants who slap their children, says high court judge – The Guardian

‘Police and social workers should make allowances for immigrants who slap or hit their children when investigating allegations of physical abuse, a high court judge has said.’

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The Guardian, 10th June 2015

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