Staffordshire Police officer suspended for ‘knock-out threat’ – BBC News

Posted July 23rd, 2014 in complaints, news, police, video recordings by michael

‘A police officer has been suspended after a video posted online appeared to show him threatening to “knock out” a woman in Stoke-on-Trent.’

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BBC News, 22nd July 2014

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Police disciplinary hearings could be held in public, says Theresa May – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2014 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, news, police, whistleblowers by michael

‘A major shakeup of the police complaints and disciplinary system, including proposals to hold police disciplinary hearings in public, has been announced by the home secretary, Theresa May.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2014

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Criminals ‘escaping justice’ by being given cautions – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 22nd, 2014 in cautions, London, news, police, recidivists, sentencing, statistics by sally

‘Almost 30,000 criminals including rapists and burglars ”have escaped the justice system” in the London area by being handed a police caution, it has been revealed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd July 2014

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IPCC concern over police use of Tasers to gain compliance – The Guardian

Posted July 22nd, 2014 in complaints, firearms, news, police, reports by sally

‘Police officers have been accused of using Tasers to inflict pain to gain compliance, a report by the police watchdog says. Concerns are also raised about the use of Tasers on suspects already in custody, in the findings by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2014

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Cary v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) – WLR Daily

Cary v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) [2014] EWCA Civ 987; [2014] WLR (D) 320

‘The Court of Appeal gave guidance as to the procedure for the appointment of assessors in discrimination cases under the Equality Act 2010.’

WLR Daily, 17th July 2014

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Former PC jailed for 18 months for offering story on colleague to tabloid – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2014 in misfeasance in public office, news, police, sentencing by tracey

‘A former police constable has been jailed for 18 months for offering to sell a salacious story about a “womanising and bullying” colleague to the Sun newspaper.’

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The Guardian, 17th July 2014

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Data Retention & Investigatory Powers Bill receives Royal Assent – Home Office

‘Legislation to ensure UK law enforcement and intelligence agencies continue to have access to the vital evidence and information they need to investigate criminal activity, prevent terrorism and protect the public has today (Thursday 17 July) received Royal Assent.’

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Home Office, 17th July 2014

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Hairdresser Hollie Gazzard murder: Ex-boyfriend jailed for life – BBC News

Posted July 17th, 2014 in domestic violence, murder, news, police, professional conduct, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death at the hairdressers where she worked has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 16th July 2014

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Police fear being overwhelmed as 660 suspects are arrested over paedophilia – The Guardian

Posted July 17th, 2014 in child abuse, indecent photographs of children, internet, news, police by tracey

‘Britain’s senior police officers said they were at risk of being overwhelmed by an unprecedented number of child abuse investigations after the arrest of 660 suspected paedophiles.’

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The Guardian, 16th July 2014

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Emergency surveillance bill clears Commons – The Guardian

‘Controversial emergency surveillance legislation has cleared the Commons after an extended sitting and angry exchanges alleging an abuse of parliament.’

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The Guardian, 16th July 2014

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Police chiefs end clampdown on whistleblowers to the media – The Guardian

‘Police chiefs have ended a clampdown on whistleblowers to the media with a new code of ethics that puts officers under a “positive obligation” to challenge failings by their colleagues and their bosses.’

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The Guardian, 15th July 2014

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Judge criticises police for investigating ‘outrageous’ mother and daughter spat – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 14th, 2014 in damages, estate agents, families, harassment, news, police, theft by sally

‘Nicola Low, 71, and her daughter, Caroline Baines, 40, ran an estate agent together before their relationship ended in a spectacular fall out.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th July 2014

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Dorothy ‘Cherry’ Groce inquest finds police failures contributed to her death – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2014 in grievous bodily harm, inquests, news, personal injuries, police by sally

‘Police failures contributed to the death of a mother whose shooting by an officer triggered the 1985 Brixton riots, an inquest jury has found.’

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The Guardian, 10th July 2014

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Child abuse victims to sue Government – The Independent

‘An alleged victim of historical child abuse has instructed lawyers over his intention to take legal action, claiming the Government is in breach of its obligations to victims of abuse. The victim, who has asked not to be named for legal reasons, believes the government has not lived up to Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which guarantees respect for home life. Had it done so, it is claimed, many more victims would have come forward to assist the police. The victim is an alleged survivor of child abuse at Grafton Close, a care home run by Richmond Borough Council in south-west London.’

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The Independent, 13th July 2014

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NSA surveillance data: UK access to information faces legal challenge – The Guardian

‘The biggest domestic legal challenge to UK intelligence agencies accessing the mass data harvested by the US National Security Agency (NSA) begins on Monday, and may be one reason behind the government’s decision to introduce emergency surveillance laws into parliament next week, campaigners have suggested.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2014

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‘Rude’ police officers to be formally punished under new rules – The Independent

‘Police officers who are rude to the public will face disciplinary action according to new rules, ministers are expected to announce next week.’

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The Independent, 12th July 2014

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Police blamed over 1985 Cherry Groce Brixton shooting – BBC News

Posted July 11th, 2014 in firearms, inquests, news, personal injuries, police by sally

‘Police failures contributed to Dorothy “Cherry” Groce’s death, whose shooting triggered the 1985 Brixton riots, a jury inquest has found.’

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BBC News, 10th July 2014

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Humberside Police officer pleads guilty to sex assaults – BBC News

‘A former police constable has pleaded guilty to four sexual assaults while serving as an officer in East Yorkshire.’

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BBC News, 8th July 2014

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Crime victims’ treatment by police and courts examined – BBC News

Posted July 8th, 2014 in codes of practice, courts, news, police, reports, victims by tracey

‘The way crime victims are treated by the police and courts in England and Wales is to be examined.’

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BBC News, 8th July 2014

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Westminster child abuse allegations: Government to set up ‘wide-ranging’ inquiry – The Independent

Posted July 7th, 2014 in child abuse, government departments, inquiries, news, police by sally

‘The Home Secretary Theresa May will this afternoon back down and announce that the Government is planning to set up a “wide-ranging” inquiry into historic sex abuse claims.’

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The Independent, 7th July 2014

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