Met officer kept job after sending explicit photo to former colleague – The Independent

‘A Met Police officer who sent an explicit picture to a former colleague was allowed to keep his job despite being reported to the force, it has been revealed.’

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The Independent, 15th October 2021

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Sarah Everard: Police forces to review allegations of sex offences and domestic abuse involving serving officers – The Independent

‘All police forces in England and Wales are to review allegations of indecent exposure, sex offences and violence against women by serving officers.’

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The Independent, 12th October 2021

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A third of police forces referred sex assault claims to watchdog – The Guardian

‘Almost a third of police forces in England and Wales referred allegations of sexual assault and harassment against their own officers to the police watchdog in the days following the sentencing of Wayne Couzens for the murder of Sarah Everard, the Observer can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 10th October 2021

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Banks must treat victims of scams more fairly, says UK complaints body – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2021 in banking, complaints, consumer protection, fraud, news, ombudsmen, statistics by sally

‘Banks need to do more to treat people fairly when they are the victim of scams, according to the UK financial sector’s official complaints body, which is finding in the customer’s favour in three-quarters of such cases.’

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The Guardian, 24th September 2021

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Manchester police refer themselves to watchdog over death of boy, 16 – The Guardian

Posted September 23rd, 2021 in complaints, murder, news, police, violent disorder, young persons by tracey

‘Greater Manchester police have referred themselves to the police watchdog over the death of a 16-year-old boy. Rhamero West was discovered in Old Trafford, Manchester, on 9 September with stab wounds. The student was taken to hospital from the scene in Norton Street but died shortly afterwards.’

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2021

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Watchdog to launch crackdown on ads falsely claiming green credentials – The Guardian

Posted September 23rd, 2021 in advertising, complaints, environmental protection, news by tracey

‘Airline ads that encourage taking too many flights and carmakers that show SUVs tearing up the countryside are set to fall foul of a crackdown on marketing that encourages environmentally irresponsible behaviour.

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2021

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Noisy neighbours spark 67% rise in police complaints – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2021 in budgets, complaints, coronavirus, local government, news, noise, police, statistics by tracey

‘Police forces across England faced a sharp increase in complaints about noisy neighbours during last year’s lockdown, with claims that years of cuts have left councils struggling to deal with antisocial behaviour.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2021

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Ofcom accused of institutional racism over Dispatches Traveller episode – The Guardian

Posted September 2nd, 2021 in codes of practice, complaints, media, news, racism, travellers by sally

‘The Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) community has accused Ofcom of institutional racism over a decision to clear a controversial Channel 4 documentary about Traveller crime.’

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The Guardian, 1st September 2021

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Met officers sent bullying and offensive texts, panel finds – BBC News

Posted September 2nd, 2021 in bullying, complaints, disciplinary procedures, news, police, racism, telecommunications by sally

‘Two former Met officers would have been sacked due to bullying and offensive remarks had they still been serving, a disciplinary panel has found.’

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BBC News, 1st September 2021

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Ofcom clears ITV over Piers Morgan’s Meghan comments on Good Morning Britain – BBC News

Posted September 2nd, 2021 in complaints, freedom of expression, media, news, royal family by sally

‘ITV has been cleared by media regulator Ofcom, which has rejected a record 58,000 complaints about Piers Morgan’s criticism of the Duchess of Sussex.’

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BBC News, 1st September 2021

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Cressida Dick referred to police watchdog over ‘defence of officer facing criminal trial’ – The Independent

‘Dame Cressida Dick has been referred to the police watchdog after publicly supporting a senior officer who faces a criminal trial in relation to a bullying probe.’

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The Independent, 22nd August 2021

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Lawyers pledge to boycott extended court hours – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Almost 400 solicitors and barristers have signed an open letter to HM Courts & Tribunals Service, refusing to attend a ‘single court listing outside of regular court hours’. The Ministry of Justice responded today by denying the existence of any plan for weekend sittings.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 5th August 2021

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Licensing committees and procedural defects – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 6th, 2021 in complaints, judicial review, licensing, local government, news by tracey

‘A recent High Court decision is a timely reminder of the principle that procedural requirements are there to further the interests of justice, writes Gerald Gouriet QC.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th August 2021

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High Court backs compensation for Provident customers – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2021 in compensation, complaints, financial regulation, loans, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Customers of doorstep lender Provident Financial can claim compensation for mis-sold loans after the High Court backed a partial repayment scheme.’

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BBC News, 4th August 2021

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Lauren Goodger foreign exchange Instagram advert banned – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2021 in advertising, complaints, news, telecommunications by sally

‘An Instagram post by TV star Lauren Goodger has been banned because she didn’t clearly mark it as an advert.’

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BBC News, 4th August 2021

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When complaints must be referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct – UK Police Law Blog

Posted July 27th, 2021 in bias, chambers articles, complaints, news, ombudsmen, police, professional conduct by sally

‘In R (Rose) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police [2021] EWHC 875 (Admin), a businessman successfully challenged a decision not to refer his complaint to the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC) under the mandatory referral criteria. The High Court concluded that the chief constable had failed to review the conduct alleged and consider whether, if substantiated, it would constitute serious corruption as defined in the (then) Independent Complaints Commission (IPCC) Statutory Guidance on the handling of complaints. Instead, he had performed an assessment of the merits which had rendered the decision not to refer the complaint unlawful. The case makes clear that complaints engaging the mandatory criteria, especially that of “serious corruption”, must be referred to the IOPC.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 26th July 2021

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Female military staff denied justice by inadequate system – MPs – BBC News

‘Women in the armed forces who are victims of bullying, harassment, discrimination and serious sexual assault are being “denied justice” by a “woefully inadequate” military complaints process, MPs have said.’

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BBC News, 26th July 2021

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London borough secures possession order against groups camping on Clapham Common – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 14th, 2021 in complaints, local government, London, news, repossession by tracey

‘The London Borough of Lambeth has secured an order for possession against occupiers camping on Clapham Common.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th July 2021

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Richard Okorogheye: Police staff served with misconduct notices over teen’s disappearance – The Independent

‘Two Metropolitan Police staff members may have failed to pass on information in relation to the disappearance of Richard Okorogheye and have been served with misconduct notices as a result, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has announced.’

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The Independent, 10th July 2021

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British army identifies serious failings over soldier’s death – reports – The Guardian

Posted July 12th, 2021 in armed forces, bullying, complaints, delay, inquiries, mental health, news, suicide by tracey

‘The British army has identified serious failings in its handling of the death of a soldier whose body lay undiscovered at a base for three weeks, according to reports.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2021

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