Anti-slavery powers come into force in England and Wales – BBC News

‘Key parts of new legislation to combat slavery in the UK – including life sentences for those guilty of people trafficking – have come into force in England and Wales.

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BBC News, 31st July 2015

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Firearms officer sues Met for sex discrimination – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 30th, 2015 in employment tribunals, London, news, police, sex discrimination by sally

‘Former Diplomatic Protection Group officer tells tribunal his police officer wife was granted a career break but he wasn’t.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th July 2015

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Sarah’s Law is ‘not working’, NSPCC warn – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 30th, 2015 in criminal records, disclosure, news, police by sally

‘Just one in six applications to the police under Sarah’s Law is successful according to figures obtained by the NSPCC under the Freedom of Information Act.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th July 2015

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Undercover policing inquiry: officers giving evidence might receive immunity – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2015 in evidence, immunity, inquiries, news, police, spying by sally

‘Undercover police officers who disclose crucial evidence to a public inquiry into the covert infiltration of political groups could be given immunity from prosecution.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2015

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‘Cassie’s law': 609 drivers lose licence after tougher police power on eye tests – The Guardian

Posted July 27th, 2015 in driving licences, freedom of information, news, police by sally

‘Hundreds of motorists have had their driving licence revoked after failing roadside eye tests under new police powers, figures have shown.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2015

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IPCC further delays report into young athlete whose neck was broken – The Guardian

Posted July 24th, 2015 in complaints, death in custody, grievous bodily harm, news, police, reports by sally

‘The police watchdog has delayed again its report into how a young athlete’s neck was broken in the street more than two years ago, the Guardian has learned. It comes ahead of Theresa May’s speech on Thursday afternoon in which the home secretary announces her intention to stamp out the “evasiveness and obstruction” suffered by families at the hands of the authorities and launches an independent review of deaths in police custody.’

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2015

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Sylvie Beghal, wife of terrorist, loses human rights court battle – BBC News

‘The wife of a convicted terrorist, who was prosecuted after refusing to submit to a police interrogation, has lost her human rights case in the Supreme Court.’

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BBC News, 22nd July 2015

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Assessing the State’s obligations under ECHR, art 3 – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted July 23rd, 2015 in appeals, human rights, news, police by sally

‘How does the decision in DSD and another further our understanding of the police’s duty to investigate? Steven Walmsley, a solicitor at Broudie Jackson Canter, explores the police’s duty in light of the Court of Appeal’s decision.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 22nd July 2015

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New inquiry into deaths in police custody launched by Theresa May – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 23rd, 2015 in death in custody, inquests, news, police by sally

‘Home Secretary says review will look at use of restraint techniques and ‘ask difficult questions’.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd July 2015

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The Sun launches human rights legal challenge against Metropolitan Police over phone records search – The Independent

‘A legal challenge against the Metropolitan Police by The Sun newspaper – where three reporters say their human rights were breached during the ‘plebgate’ affair – has started at the High Court.’

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The Independent, 20th July 2015

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IPCC investigates Metropolitan police after teenager ‘died during pursuit’ – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2015 in complaints, homicide, news, police, stop and search, young persons by sally

‘The Police watchdog is investigating Scotland Yard’s stop and searches of a teenager in the years before he died in a collision while apparently being pursued by police.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2015

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Poppi Worthington: Court overturns baby’s ‘unexplained death’ verdict – The Independent

‘Poppi Iris Worthington was just 13 months old when she died in December 2012 and still, nearly three years later, the reasons why remain a secret. This is despite the efforts of several pathologists, a “fact-finding” judgment that remains unpublished, an ongoing Serious Case Review, and a failed police investigation that saw three officers accused of misconduct.’

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The Independent, 22nd July 2015

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Cannabis growers should not face prosecution, says police chief who has stopped targeting ‘small-scale’ producers – The Independent

Posted July 22nd, 2015 in drug abuse, drug offences, drug trafficking, news, police by sally

‘Police throughout England and Wales are being urged to end the blanket criminal prosecution of all cannabis growers by a north-east police commissioner who says his force is already by-passing Home Office guidelines on cultivating the banned drug and no longer targets small-scale production.’

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The Independent, 22nd July 2015

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IPCC: officers should face disciplinary hearings over Plebgate meeting – The Guardian

Posted July 21st, 2015 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, news, police, professional conduct by tracey

‘Two Police Federation officials who were accused by MPs of giving misleading evidence about the Plebgate affair should face disciplinary hearings for gross misconduct, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has decided.’

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The Guardian, 20th July 2015

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South Yorkshire police still falling short on child protection, says inspector – The Guardian

Posted July 21st, 2015 in children, crime prevention, news, police, reports by tracey

‘South Yorkshire police still need to make “major improvements” to child protection, three years after the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal, according to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC).’

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The Guardian, 21st July 2015

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Police secure first FGM protection order – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 20th, 2015 in children, enforcement, female genital mutilation, news, passports, police by tracey

‘Order prevents travel by two young girls thought to be at risk of being taken to Africa for FGM.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th July 2015

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Home Secretary announces terms of reference for undercover policing inquiry – Home Office

‘Theresa May also establishes miscarriages of justice panel to sit alongside inquiry following Mark Ellison’s review.’

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Home Office, 16th July 2015

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Two men Tasered and pepper-sprayed by Dorset police to get £100,000 payout – The Guardian

Posted July 17th, 2015 in compensation, news, police, weapons by tracey

‘Police also agree to pay legal costs in region of £90,000 to John Naylor and Darren Corbridge following August 2010 incident.’

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The Guardian, 16th July 2015

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Undercover police practices ‘could have led to unsafe convictions’ – BBC News

Posted July 17th, 2015 in demonstrations, miscarriage of justice, news, police, spying by tracey

‘More than 80 activists who were investigated by undercover officers could have been victims of miscarriages of justice, a report has concluded.’

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BBC News, 16th July 2015

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John ‘Goldfinger’ Palmer: IPCC ‘will not investigate’ how police failed to notice dead fraudster had been shot six times by hitman – The Independent

Posted July 17th, 2015 in complaints, murder, news, police by tracey

‘The police watchdog will not directly investigate how officers failed to notice that a notorious gangland figure found dead in his garden had been shot six times by a professional hitman.’

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The Independent, 16th July 2015

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