Six police officers face misconduct proceedings after young woman left naked in cell – The Independent

Posted August 1st, 2013 in closed circuit television, complaints, news, police, professional conduct by sally

“Six police officers should face misconduct proceedings after a clubber was strip-searched and left naked in a cell filmed by CCTV cameras, a watchdog said today.”

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The Independent, 31st July 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Jail term for Broad Street head stamp attacker Piara Purewal – BBC News

“A man has been jailed for more than seven years after admitting stamping 10 times on a teenager’s head in Birmingham city centre.”

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BBC News, 27th June 2013

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Second ordeal for Sam Hallam months after jail release – The Independent

Posted June 26th, 2013 in assault, closed circuit television, miscarriage of justice, news, police by sally

“A man who spent seven years in jail for a murder he did not commit was allegedly injured by police and charged with assault just months after his release, it can be disclosed.”

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The Independent, 25th June 2013

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New CCTV Code of Practice: surveillance and the protection of freedoms – Panopticon

“Surveillance of the covert and digital variety has been dominating the news of late. The legal contours of the practices leaked by Edward Snowden (the NSA’s obtaining of internet metadata) and covered by The Guardian (most recently, GCHQ’s monitoring of certain communications of ‘friendly’ foreign allies) may be matters of some debate.”

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Panopticon, 17th June 2013

Source: www.panopticonblog.com

CCTV road fines: Tackling traffic or raising money? – BBC News

“A growing number of councils want to use CCTV to catch more drivers breaking traffic laws. They say the move will ease congestion but drivers say they are being unfairly penalised to raise money.”

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BBC News, 12th June 2013

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Man guilty of fashion designer’s murder – BBC News

Posted June 11th, 2013 in closed circuit television, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

“A Moroccan man has been found guilty of stabbing a fashion designer to death in his north London flat.”

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BBC News, 10th June 2013

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CCTV: new controls on private security cameras to stop homeowners snooping on neighbours – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 10th, 2013 in closed circuit television, news, privacy by sally

“Homeowners who set up their own CCTV cameras to improve security could face new controls, after an official said there had been a surge in complaints about snooping neighbours.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th June 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Surveillance camera code of conduct comes into force – Home Office

“New guidance in place over police and local authority use of CCTV and Automatic Number Plate Recognition.”

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Home Office, 4th June 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Men jailed over rape of boy, 14, in Manchester Debenhams – BBC News

Posted June 6th, 2013 in assault, children, closed circuit television, news, rape, sentencing by sally

“Two men have been jailed for 15 years for raping a boy, 14, in the toilets of a Manchester department store.”

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BBC News, 6th June 2013

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Men guilty of raping boy, 14, in Manchester Debenhams – BBC News

Posted April 30th, 2013 in children, closed circuit television, news, rape by sally

“Two men have been found guilty of raping a 14-year-old boy in a city centre department store’s toilets.”

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BBC News, 29th April 2013

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‘I’m sure that’s him’: Considering the Rules of Recognition Evidence – One Inner Temple Lane

Posted April 23rd, 2013 in closed circuit television, evidence, news, witnesses by sally

“Given the prevalence of CCTV cameras, it is perhaps of little surprise that recognition evidence is on the rise. This article will consider the relevant authorities, the ACPO Guidelines and PACE Code D, which together govern this form of evidence. Put simply, recognition evidence is the assertion by a police officer that they know an individual captured by CCTV, or still images, in the commission of an offence. This kind of evidence is potentially very dangerous, and, as such is only right that its use should be rigorously scrutinised and subject to strict regulation. This issue is common to a great many cases, but can be illustrated by the following example.”

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One Inner Temple Lane, 23rd April 2013

Source: www.1itl.com

Police using discreet car surveillance cameras to be forced to put up signs – The Guardian

Posted February 8th, 2013 in closed circuit television, codes of practice, news, police by sally

“Police forces who use discreet car surveillance camera systems will have to put up warning signs on major routes into their areas as a result of moves to regulate the use of CCTV cameras.”

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The Guardian, 7th February 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Men jailed for £700,000 circular saw cash machine raids – BBC News

Posted September 18th, 2012 in banking, closed circuit television, news, recidivists, sentencing, theft by sally

“Four men have been jailed for a year long campaign of raids on supermarket cash dispensers using a circular saw.”

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BBC News, 17th September 2012

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Care assistant jailed for abuse of 89-year-old woman – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 30th, 2012 in assault, care workers, closed circuit television, elderly, news, sentencing by tracey

“A care assistant who was caught abusing an 89-year-old woman after her family recorded the ‘gratuitous’ mistreatment on a hidden CCTV camera was jailed today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th August 2012

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‘Psycopath’ killer gets 35 years for bludgeoning pensioner – The Independent

Posted July 5th, 2012 in closed circuit television, DNA, murder, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

“A self-confessed ‘psychopath’ was today jailed for life with a minimum term of 35 years after he was found guilty of bludgeoning a pensioner to death with a hammer.”

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The Independent, 4th July 2012

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Terror watchdog says secret courts plan could work – BBC News

“The terrorism laws watchdog says controversial plans for more secrecy in British courts can be made to work.”

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BBC News, 19th June 2012

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Boy faces life for murder after conkers row – The Independent

Posted May 17th, 2012 in closed circuit television, murder, news, young offenders by sally

“A boy of 15 is facing a life sentence after being found guilty yesterday of murdering a student who was stabbed in a row over conkers.”

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Independent, 17th May 2012

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Protection of Freedoms Act comes into force and lays out new laws on DNA retention and surveillance cameras – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 3rd, 2012 in closed circuit television, DNA, fingerprints, legislation, news by sally

“A new code of practice on public surveillance using CCTV systems and automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology will be introduced by new laws recently enacted.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd May 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 – legislation.gov.uk

Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Landmark ruling for drivers over council spy cars – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 20th, 2012 in closed circuit television, fines, news, parking by sally

“Controversial CCTV camera cars that can automatically issue parking fines should not be used if a traffic warden can carry out checks on foot, a tribunal has ruled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th April 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk