Former PCSO tipped off the Sun over Naomi Campbell arrest – The Guardian

‘A former police community support officer (PCSO) has avoided jail after he admitted tipping off the Sun that supermodel Naomi Campbell was in custody over an allegation of assault.’

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The Guardian, 18th September 2014

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Metropolitan police agrees payout over alleged race-discrimination case – The Guardian

‘The Metropolitan police has agreed to pay £120,000 in damages in an alleged race-discrimination case where seven officers were accused of assaulting a black motorist.’

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The Guardian, 18th September 2014

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PC Ian Terry death: GMP officer ‘required to resign’ – BBC News

‘A Greater Manchester Police officer has been forced to step down over the fatal shooting of an unarmed colleague during a training exercise.’

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BBC News, 17th September 2014

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Myles Bradbury: CEOP ‘failed to alert abuse doctor to police’ – BBC News

Posted September 18th, 2014 in delay, doctors, indecent photographs of children, news, police, sexual offences by tracey

‘Child abuse investigators CEOP were told in July 2012 Bradbury bought suspect movies online, but did not act. The National Crime Agency (NCA), which took over CEOP, said a case review took place and action was taken. It said CEOP’s delay in disseminating the information was “unacceptable”.’

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BBC News, 17th September 2014

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Murder victim Becky McPhee ‘failed by Merseyside Police’ – BBC News

Posted September 17th, 2014 in assault, bail, domestic violence, murder, news, police by tracey

‘A series of police blunders contributed to the death of a woman who was murdered by her estranged husband after years of domestic abuse.’

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BBC News, 17th September 2014

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EastEnders star Steve McFadden settles News of the World damages claim – The Guardian

Posted September 16th, 2014 in corruption, costs, damages, interception, media, news, police, telecommunications by tracey

‘Steve McFadden, the actor who plays Phil Mitchell in EastEnders, has settled his damages claim against the News of the World and the police over hacking and leaks about his private life to the paper.’

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The Guardian, 16th September 2014

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Former Times lawyer loses appeal against SDT – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A former legal director of Times Newspapers Ltd was guilty of “recklessly” rather than “knowingly” misleading the court in relation to litigation over revelations about the “NightJack” blogger, the High Court has ruled.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th September 2014

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A bold new vision for the treatment of victims – Ministry of Justice

‘Victims’ rights will be enshrined in law as part of a major set of reforms announced by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling today.’

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Ministry of Justice, 14th September 2014

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New stalking legislation helps to bring thousands more prosecutions as CPS and ACPO launch protocol to improve service to stalking victims – Crown Prosecution Service

‘As stalking-related prosecutions rise, prosecutors and police are being reminded to focus on the devastating impact these crimes have on victims. After the first full year of operation, new stalking legislation has seen 743 cases brought to court – cases which may not have been charged under previous law.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 11th September 2014

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Children’s care homes abuse claims increase to 13 – BBC News

‘An investigation into abuse at a children’s care home has been widened to include other establishments.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2014

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Durrant Round 2: What to do when the court has refused to let you rely upon your evidence – Zenith PI Blog

Posted September 8th, 2014 in appeals, evidence, news, police, time limits, witnesses by sally

‘As you will remember, at the end of 2013 the CA refused to allow the Defendant to rely upon witness statements which had been served out of time. Therefore when the Claimant’s claim for damages for false imprisonment, assault, malicious prosecution, Breach of Article 3 and defamation came before the court in August 2014, the only statements read by the court were those provided by the Claimant, and the only live evidence came from the Claimant and one witness on her behalf. The court did, however, also view CCTV.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 5th September 2014

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Surveillance watchdog warns police over false identities on social media – The Guardian

Posted September 5th, 2014 in identity fraud, internet, investigatory powers, news, police by tracey

‘Police officers and others public authorities who use false identities to disguise their online presence when they use social media to investigate a suspect’s personal lifestyle or associates without authorisation have been warned by the chief surveillance watchdog.’

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The Guardian, 4th September 2014

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Should you ever sue your boss for discrimination? – Daily Telegraph

‘Former police officer Carol Howard has won £37,000 from the Met, after two years fighting her case against racial and gender discrimination. A victory, yes, but hard won. So is it ever worth suing your boss? Radhika Sanghani asks the legal experts.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th September 2014

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Rotherham child abuse scandal: Child safety officers will not face disciplinary action – The Independent

‘No-one responsible for children’s safeguarding in Rotherham during the 16-year period when more than 1,400 young people were abused will face disciplinary action despite the mounting public anger over the scandal, the chief executive of the council has confirmed.’

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The Independent, 3rd September 2014

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Rotherham: Yvette Cooper calls for change to law after abuse scandal – The Guardian

Posted September 1st, 2014 in bills, child abuse, news, police, prostitution, reports, statistics by sally

‘Mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse would be introduced by a Labour government to try to prevent a repeat of the Rotherham scandal and encourage a cultural shift where allegations from victims are treated seriously.’

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The Guardian, 30th August 2014

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South Yorkshire Police crime recording criticised in new report – BBC News

Posted August 29th, 2014 in child abuse, news, police, reports, sexual grooming, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘The police force at the centre of the Rotherham child abuse scandal is still failing to record crimes against children properly, a report has said.’

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BBC News, 28th August 2014

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How can we prevent another Rotherham? – The Guardian

Posted August 29th, 2014 in child abuse, news, police, sexual grooming, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘It’s not about individuals. Abuse scandals on the same scale will happen again unless we root out systemic failings in Britain – Keir Starmer.’

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The Guardian, 28th August 2014

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Home Secretary launches Best Use of Stop and Search scheme – Home Office

Posted August 28th, 2014 in codes of practice, news, police, stop and search by sally

‘Home Secretary Theresa May today [26 August] officially launched a new scheme to reform police use of stop and search powers.’

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Home Office, 26th August 2014

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Rotherham sex abuse scandal: Victims seeking millions in compensation – Daily Telegraph

‘Victims of child sex exploitation in Rotherham launch a class action against the local council and police for failings that allowed years of abuse.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th August 2014

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Sgt Richard Evans cleared of sex in police custody suite – BBC News

Posted August 27th, 2014 in news, police, professional conduct, sexual offences by sally

‘A police sergeant has been cleared of having sex with a female suspect in a custody suite.’

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BBC News, 26th August 2014

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