Police face legal action for snooping on journalists – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2014 in data protection, investigatory powers, media, news, police, stop and search by tracey

‘A group of journalists has launched a legal action against Scotland Yard after discovering that the Metropolitan police has been recording their professional activities on a secret database designed to monitor so-called domestic extremists.’

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The Guardian, 20th November 2014

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CPS decide no criminal charges should be brought following investigation into police actions in relation to the Kevin Nunes murder trial – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Operation Kalmia 2 was an investigation to determine whether any offences had been committed in connection with Staffordshire Police’s handling of disclosure of unused material in a prosecution (relating to the death of Kevin Nunes), which resulted in the convictions for murder in the subsequent criminal proceedings being quashed by the Court of Appeal. Following an investigation led by Chief Constable of Derbyshire Mick Creedon and managed by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) was asked to consider allegations in relation to two matters relating to the handling of the murder trial.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th November 2014

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PCC admits Essex Police failed child rape victim – BBC News

Posted November 19th, 2014 in child abuse, children, news, police, rape, young offenders by sally

‘A five-year-old rape victim who wrote to officers telling them they had let her down was failed by Essex Police, the force’s police and crime commissioner has said.’

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BBC News, 18th November 2014

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Rotherham abuse scandal: IPCC to investigate conduct of 10 police officers – The Guardian

Posted November 19th, 2014 in child abuse, children, evidence, negligence, news, police, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is to investigate the conduct of 10 South Yorkshire police officers in relation to their handling of reported child sexual exploitation in Rotherham.’

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The Guardian, 18th November 2014

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Theresa May unveils shakeup of police disciplinary system – The Guardian

Posted November 19th, 2014 in complaints, consultations, corruption, disciplinary procedures, news, police by sally

‘The Home Secretary, Theresa May, has announced a shakeup of the internal police disciplinary system, including holding hearings in public and ending payoffs for senior officers found guilty of misconduct, to be introduced before the general election.’

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The Guardian, 18th November 2014

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Woman’s rape was not investigated ‘because she took her clothes off’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 18th, 2014 in alcohol abuse, consent, crime, news, police, rape, victims by sally

‘Police watchdog reveals how police wrongly presumed a rape victim must have “consented” to sex.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th November 2014

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Police failing to record quarter of all sexual offences, says watchdog – The Independent

Posted November 18th, 2014 in crime, news, police, rape, reports, sexual offences by sally

‘Police officers fail to record a quarter of sexual offences – including rapes – and one-third of violent attacks, a damning report by the police watchdog has concluded.’

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The Independent, 18th November 2014

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Daily Mail faces £3m bill after libel battle with businessman Andy Miller – The Guardian

Posted November 17th, 2014 in appeals, costs, damages, defamation, media, news, police, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Daily Mail faces a potential legal bill that could be as high as £3m, believed to be among the highest since controversial no-win, no-fee agreements were introduced, after libelling a businessman.’

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The Guardian, 14th November 2014

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Jihadis who travel to Syria could be barred from UK return for two years – The Guardian

‘Suspected jihadis, including teenagers, who travel to Syria will be prevented from returning to Britain for two years and only allowed to re-enter if they consent to face trial, home detention, regular police monitoring or go on a deradicalisation course. The plan, agreed after months of internal Whitehall talks, has been cleared by government law officers and devised to minimise legal claims that the British government will be rendering citizens stateless by barring them from the UK.’

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The Guardian, 14th November 2014

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Woman murdered by ex was let down by police, IPCC finds – The Guardian

Posted November 13th, 2014 in complaints, domestic violence, murder, news, police, recidivists, violent offenders by tracey

‘The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said on Wednesday that investigations into the killer’s previous crimes were inadequate and there had been a catalogue of inaction and missed opportunities. Katie Cullen, 34, a senior nursing sister, was killed by her former partner Iman Saeed Ghafelipour, in October 2009.’

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The Guardian, 12th November 2014

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Paedophile hunters: the vigilantes taking the law into their own hands – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2014 in children, internet, news, police, sexual grooming, sexual offences, young persons by tracey

‘The pair of underage girls groomed for sex by a 50-year-old paedophile, Peter Mitchell, could not attend his sentencing at Derby crown court on Tuesday for one simple reason: they did not exist. The satisfaction of justice was instead enjoyed by a middle-aged married couple who have become the latest in a wave of vigilante “hunters” who are so frustrated at police inaction to stop online grooming of children that they are taking the law into their own hands.’

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The Guardian, 11th November 2014

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Shoplifter assault case PC dismissed from Met Police – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 12th, 2014 in assault, dismissal, news, police, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A Metropolitan Police officer who punched a suspected shoplifter before pinning her to the ground has been dismissed from the force.’

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BBC News, 11th November 2014

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Harry Roberts: Police killer released from prison – BBC News

Posted November 12th, 2014 in gangs, murder, news, police, rehabilitation, sentencing by tracey

‘Notorious police killer Harry Roberts has been released from prison. Roberts, now 78, was jailed for life for murdering three unarmed officers in Shepherd’s Bush, west London, in 1966.’

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BBC News, 12th November 2014

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The Peter Wanless and Richard Whittam QC review – Home Office

Posted November 11th, 2014 in child abuse, government departments, police, reports, sexual offences by tracey

‘This written ministerial statement was laid in the House of Commons by Theresa May and in the House of Lords by Lord Bates.’

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Home Office, 11th November 2014

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Bloody Sunday investigation faces judicial review – BBC News

Posted November 11th, 2014 in demonstrations, homicide, inquiries, judicial review, murder, news, Northern Ireland, police by michael

‘The decision to scale back the police investigation into the deaths of marchers killed by soldiers in Londonderry in 1972 will be challenged in court by victims’ relatives.’

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BBC News, 11th November 2014

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IPCC to examine post-prison monitoring of cannibalistic murderer – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2014 in complaints, drug abuse, mental health, murder, news, police by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice is to investigate whether a man reported to have murdered a woman in an act of cannibalism was properly managed after his release from prison.’

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The Guardian, 9th November 2014

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Consultation on out of court disposals – Attorney General’s Office

Posted November 7th, 2014 in cautions, consultations, drug offences, penalties, police by tracey

‘The response to the joint government and police consultation on Out of Court Disposals (OOCD) sets out plans for a streamlined and more effective system.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 3rd November 2014

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IPCC inquiry into North Wales Police paedophile delays – BBC News

Posted November 4th, 2014 in complaints, delay, news, police, sexual offences, Wales by sally

‘The police watchdog is to investigate North Wales Police’s delay in looking into allegations of child sex abuse uncovered by Canadian police.’

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BBC News, 3rd November 2014

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Phasing in new legislation – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The major piece of criminal law legislation for 2014 is the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act. It has been brought gradually into force throughout the year.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 3rd November 2014

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Puppy farmer jailed for at least 25 years for double murder – The Guardian

Posted November 3rd, 2014 in complaints, domestic violence, firearms, murder, news, police, sentencing by sally

‘An 82-year-old puppy farmer has been jailed for at least 25 years for murdering his partner and her daughter in a double killing on his dog farm in Surrey.’

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The Guardian, 31st October 2014

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