Activists occupy CPS offices over Kingsley Burrell’s death – The Guardian

‘Activists have occupied the lobby of the Crown Prosecution Service offices in Birmingham, calling for police officers to be prosecuted over the 2011 death of a student.’

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The Guardian, 26th August 2016

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Lift police visible tattoo bans, says federation – BBC News

Posted August 30th, 2016 in freedom of expression, news, police by sally

‘Police officers should be allowed to have tattoos on their hands, neck and even faces, the Police Federation of England and Wales says.’

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BBC News, 29th August 2016

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Sexist hate crimes given second-class status, says senior Tory MP – The Guardian

Posted August 30th, 2016 in crime, gender, harassment, hate crime, news, police, women by sally

‘Gender-related hate crime has been given second-class status while sexist behaviour online, in the street and in the classroom has been going unchallenged, according to Maria Miller, who chairs the women and equalities select committee.’

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The Guardian, 29th August 2016

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Met police breached data protection laws to spy on own officer – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 25th, 2016 in damages, data protection, human rights, London, news, police by sally

‘Scotland Yard breached data protection laws to spy on one of its own officers while she was on sick leave, it has emerged.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th August 2016

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Dalian Atkinson: Tasered footballer given CPR for 35 minutes – BBC News

Posted August 25th, 2016 in complaints, death in custody, firearms, inquests, news, police by sally

‘Doctors battled in vain for 35 minutes to save ex-footballer Dalian Atkinson after he was Tasered by police, the inquest into his death has heard.’

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BBC News, 24th August 2016

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Just one in four cannabis users are charged and arrests have fallen by almost 50% since 2010, new figures show – The Independent

Posted August 24th, 2016 in drug offences, news, police, statistics by sally

‘Just one in four people caught with cannabis are charged by police across England and Wales, new figures reveal, while arrests and cautions have fallen by almost half and charges have fallen by a third since 2010.’

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The Independent, 13th August 2016

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Student wins lawsuit forcing IPCC to re-examine assault claim – The Guardian

‘A student who alleges he was assaulted by police during a demonstration has won a lawsuit forcing an official watchdog to conduct a fresh examination of his allegations.’

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The Guardian, 19th August 2016

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Sex ban man John O’Neill loses appeal against order – BBC News

Posted August 22nd, 2016 in appeals, news, notification, police, proportionality, sexual offences by sally

‘A man who must notify police 24 hours before he has sex has lost his legal battle to have the restriction lifted.’

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BBC News, 19th August 2016

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Race hate crime on UK railways soared after Brexit vote, figures show – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2016 in assault, EC law, hate crime, news, police, public order, racism, referendums, statistics by sally

‘The number of suspected race hate crimes on Britain’s railways jumped sharply following the EU referendum, figures show.’

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The Guardian, 22nd August 2016

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Family of man who died after police Tasering receive payout – The Guardian

Posted August 19th, 2016 in bereavement, compensation, news, police, weapons by tracey

‘The family of a man who died after being Tasered by police while soaked in petrol have agreed to an out-of-court financial settlement.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 2016

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IPCC to investigate West Yorkshire police over release of dog that killed man – The Guardian

Posted August 19th, 2016 in complaints, dogs, news, police by tracey

‘West Yorkshire police force is to be investigated following the killing of a man by a dog days after it had been returned to its owner despite concerns it was dangerous.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 2016

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Dalian Atkinson: Police officers probed over footballer death – BBC News

Posted August 19th, 2016 in complaints, homicide, news, police, weapons by tracey

‘Two police officers are under criminal investigation after the death of former Aston Villa star Dalian Atkinson who died after he was shot with a Taser.’

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BBC News, 18th August 2016

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Taser regulation ‘not strong enough’ – BBC News

Posted August 17th, 2016 in news, police, weapons by sally

‘Sophie Khan, a lawyer specialising in Taser injuries, explains on the Today programme her concerns about Taser training and regulation in the UK and questions the amount of force used by the police.’

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BBC News, 16th August 2016

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Police referred to watchdog after man dies from ‘dangerous’ dog attack days after pet returned to owner for not being banned breed – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 17th, 2016 in complaints, dogs, news, police by sally

‘Officers have been referred to the police watchdog after a dog mauled a man to death a week after being returned to its owner – despite long-term concerns that it was dangerous.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th August 2016

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UK police watchdog to investigate use of spit hood on black man – The Guardian

Posted August 17th, 2016 in complaints, news, police, restraint by sally

‘The police watchdog has said it is to investigate the use of a spit hood during the arrest of a young black man who was allegedly pinned to the ground by four police officers.’

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The Guardian, 16th August 2016

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IPCC investigation launched into death of Dalian Atkinson – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2016 in complaints, death in custody, firearms, news, police, sport by sally

‘The world of football paid tribute to one of the mercurial stars of the Premier League’s early years after former Aston Villa striker Dalian Atkinson died after being Tasered by police.’

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The Guardian, 15th August 2016

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Met to launch £1.7m troll-hunter squad after steep rise in online threats and abuse – Daily Telegraph

‘Scotland Yard has created a new unit to police Facebook and Twitter by investigating offensive comments.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th August 2016

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Peter Sutcliffe could be tried for attacks on up to 13 other victims – Daily Telegraph

‘Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe could face a new trial for a series of previously unsolved attacks on women.’
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Daily Telegraph, 14th August 2016

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Britain First could be ‘finished’ if High Court bid to ban them from every mosque in England and Wales – The Independent

Posted August 15th, 2016 in demonstrations, harassment, injunctions, Islam, news, police, political parties by sally

‘Britain First could be “finished” as it faces a High Court attempt to ban it from entering any mosque in England or Wales for the next three years.’

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The Independent, 12th August 2016

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Police to hire law firms to tackle cyber criminals in radical pilot project – The Guardian

‘Private law firms will be hired by police to pursue criminal suspects for profit, under a radical new scheme to target cyber criminals and fraudsters.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2016

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