Police surgeon carried out ‘unacceptable’ examinations – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2017 in complaints, doctors, inquiries, news, police by sally

‘A former police surgeon conducted “woefully or grossly” unacceptable medical examinations, an independent investigation found.’

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BBC News, 23rd February 2017

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IPCC advises separating police officers after fatal incidents – BBC News

Posted February 21st, 2017 in complaints, death in custody, news, police, witnesses by sally

‘Police officers directly involved in fatal incidents should be separated as quickly as possible to prevent conferring, a watchdog has said.’

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BBC News, 21st February 2017

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Daniel Morgan murder: three men lose case against ‘malicious’ police – The Guardian

‘Three men charged with the 1987 murder of the private detective Daniel Morgan have lost their case that police maliciously tried to get them convicted. A fourth man has won part of his claim for damages.’

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The Guardian, 17th February 2017

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Rogue forensic workers feared to have doctored the results of 500 lab tests – throwing hundreds of court cases into doubt – Daily Telegraph

‘Almost 500 criminal investigations are being reviewed after test results at a forensics lab were allegedly tampered with by two “rogue” scientists.’

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Daily Telegraph, February 2017

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Carl Bridgewater: Police review of evidence ‘coming in March’ – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2017 in evidence, murder, news, police by sally

‘The findings of a review of evidence in the unsolved 1978 murder of paperboy Carl Bridgewater will be revealed in March, police say.’

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BBC News, 19th February 2017

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Scotland Yard facing £3m legal threat over bungled VIP child abuse inquiry – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 14th, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, London, news, police by sally

‘The Metropolitan Police is facing legal action costing as much as £3million from three prominent members of society who claimed their reputations were tarnished over false sexual abuse allegations.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th February 2017

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Met Police ‘shredded internal documents after inquiry into undercover officers launched’ – The Independent

Posted February 10th, 2017 in complaints, disclosure, evidence, inquiries, news, police, spying by tracey

‘The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating accusations a top police unit deleted a mass of files shortly after the announcement of a major probe that was to look into its activities.’

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The Independent, 9th February 2017

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Cyril Smith child abuse inquiry finds no evidence of cover-up – The Guardian

Posted February 9th, 2017 in child abuse, complaints, inquiries, news, parliament, police, victims by sally

‘A police inquiry has found no evidence of a cover-up of historical sexual abuse at a residential school linked to the late politician Cyril Smith, prompting criticisms from an MP.’

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The Guardian, February 2017

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Policing and Crime Act 2017 – legislation.gov.uk

Posted February 8th, 2017 in legislation, police by tracey

Policing and Crime Act 2017

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Police pay out at least £22m to informants in five years – BBC News

Posted February 8th, 2017 in freedom of information, informers, news, police, remuneration, statistics by tracey

‘Police forces across the UK paid out at least £22m to informants over the last five years, according to figures obtained by BBC Radio 5 live.’

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BBC News, 8th February 2017

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Jury sworn in for inquest into man’s death after police restraint – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2017 in death in custody, inquests, juries, mental health, news, police by sally

‘A jury has been sworn in for an inquest into the death of Olaseni Lewis, six and a half years after he died following prolonged restraint by 11 police officers at a psychiatric hospital in south London.’

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The Guardian, 6th February 2017

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Claims of child-on-child sexual offences soar in England and Wales – The Guardian

‘Allegations of children committing sexual offences against other children have risen 78% in England and Wales in four years, prompting renewed calls for compulsory education on sexual consent and healthy relationships.’

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2017

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UK police accused of ignoring claims about abuse by prison staff – The Guardian

‘At least 14 former inmates of a detention centre who made allegations of historical sexual and physical abuse against prison officers claim that their complaints were ignored by police.’

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The Guardian, 5th February 2017

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UK police force’s monitoring of reporters’ phones ruled unlawful – The Guardian

Posted February 1st, 2017 in investigatory powers, news, police, telecommunications, tribunals by tracey

‘Investigatory powers tribunal finds there was no lawful basis for Cleveland police accessing records in leak inquiry.’

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The Guardian, 31st January 2017

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CPS accused of failing domestic violence victims after woman loses eye in attack – The Guardian

‘A woman who was left permanently blind in one eye by her violent fiance has criticised the Crown Prosecution Service after her case was initially dropped despite “overwhelming evidence” of the cause of her injuries.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2017

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IPCC investigates police officer’s comments to black DJ he pulled over – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2017 in London, news, police, race discrimination by sally

‘The police watchdog has launched an investigation after an officer pulled over a DJ driving a Bentley in central London and told him that black people driving in “gangster-style clothing” are more likely to be stopped.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2017

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‘Hidey hole’ paedophile case reviewed by police watchdog – BBC News

Posted January 30th, 2017 in children, false imprisonment, news, police, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘Claims authorities missed chances to stop a violent paedophile who kept one of his victims inside a “hidey hole” are to be probed by a watchdog.’

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BBC News, 27th January 2017

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IPCC rules out inquiry into police over Bradford City stadium fire – The Guardian

‘The Independent Police Complaints Commission has ruled out an inquiry into potential misconduct by police during the Bradford City stadium fire that killed 56 people.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2017

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MoJ launches inquiry after record number of prison suicides in 2016 – The Guardian

Posted January 26th, 2017 in bills, inquiries, mental health, news, police, prisons, suicide, violent disorder by tracey

‘The Ministry of Justice has launched an internal inquiry into the mental health backgrounds of prisoners who killed themselves, as new figures are expected to reveal that 2016 was a record high for self-inflicted deaths across prisons in England and Wales.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2017

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Police force which lost vital evidence into toddler Poppi Worthington’s death, failed other youngsters too, watchdog reveals – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 26th, 2017 in children, evidence, news, police, reports, social services by tracey

‘A “troubled” police force heavily criticised after the death of 13-month-old Poppi Worthington needs “immediate” improvement in order to protect children, watchdogs have said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th January 2017

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