Met’s handling of police corruption ‘not fit for purpose’ – The Independent

Posted March 23rd, 2022 in corruption, inquiries, murder, news, ombudsmen, police by sally

‘The Metropolitan Police’s approach to tackling corruption within its ranks is “fundamentally flawed” and is “not fit for purpose”, a watchdog has found.’

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The Independent, 22nd March 2022

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South Wales Police: Former PC guilty of gross misconduct – BBC News

Posted March 15th, 2022 in corruption, news, notification, police, professional conduct, Wales by tracey

‘A former police officer with links to notorious criminals has been found to have committed gross misconduct.’

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BBC News, 14th March 2022

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UK sets global transparency standard for asset returns – Home Office

‘The UK is the first country to publish its policy and principles on international asset returns.’

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Home Office, 13th January 2022

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Daniel Morgan: Axe-murder victim’s family ‘set to sue the Met’ – The Independent

Posted December 13th, 2021 in compensation, corruption, criminal justice, families, murder, news, police, victims by tracey

‘The family of a private investigator whose murder 34 years ago remains unsolved are preparing to take legal action against the Metropolitan Police over the case.’

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The Independent, 13th December 2021

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Stricter curbs on MPs’ second jobs to be backed by standards watchdog, piling pressure on Boris Johnson – The Independent

‘Stricter curbs on MPs taking second jobs will be proposed by a Commons watchdog, piling pressure on Boris Johnson to act and putting him on a fresh collision course with his own MPs.’

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The Independent, 29th November 2021

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Fourth member of Stockwell Six has conviction quashed 50 years after arrest – The Guardian

‘A fourth member of the so-called Stockwell Six, a group of friends accused of trying to rob a corrupt police officer nearly 50 years ago, has had his conviction quashed by the court of appeal.’

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2021

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Inquiry into foundation linked to Prince of Wales launched – The Guardian

Posted November 19th, 2021 in charities, Charity Commission, corruption, inquiries, news by tracey

‘The Charity Commission has launched a statutory inquiry into allegations that donations intended for the Prince of Wales’ Prince’s Foundation went instead to the Mahfouz Foundation.’

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The Guardian, 18th November 2021

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Mike Gordon: A Statutory Basis for the Ministerial Code – the Challenges – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘With the UK in the midst of its latest political corruption crisis, the question of the (in)adequacy of the current infrastructure concerning standards in public life is once more in the spotlight. Immediately prior to the parliamentary farce over the Owen Paterson lobbying affair, the Committee on Standards in Public Life published a significant report, Upholding Standards in Public Life: Final Report of the Standards Matter 2 Review (November 2021), outlining a number of potential changes to the system for holding politicians to account for their conduct. This blog post focuses on one of the Committee’s recommendations: that the Ministerial Code be provided with a statutory basis through a ‘requirement for the Prime Minister to issue the Ministerial Code’ being ‘enshrined in primary legislation’ (Recommendation 4).’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 16th November 2021

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Police will not investigate cash-for-peerages allegations against Tories – The Independent

‘The Metropolitan Police will not investigate allegations that Conservative donors were given peerages in return for gifts totalling £3m or more.’

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The Independent, 13th November 2021

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Sarah Everard murder: Met to launch review of standards and internal culture – The Guardian

‘The Metropolitan police is launching a review of professional standards and internal culture within the force, led by a high-profile anti-sleaze adviser, following the rape and murder of Sarah Everard by a serving officer.’

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The Guardian, 4th October 2021

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Stockwell Six: Fourth member of group to appeal against conviction – BBC News

‘A fourth member of the so-called Stockwell Six, who were “fitted up” by a corrupt police officer, is mounting an appeal against his conviction.’

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BBC News, 26th July 2021

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Daniel Morgan case: Met accused of ‘betrayal’ over unsolved 1987 murder – BBC News

Posted July 22nd, 2021 in corruption, London, murder, news, police by sally

‘The Met Police has been accused of a “betrayal of the public” in its statements over the unsolved murder of private investigator Daniel Morgan.’

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BBC News, 21st July 2021

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Three members of Stockwell Six cleared after nearly 50 years – The Guardian

‘Three innocent black men who were jailed nearly 50 years ago over a corrupt police officer’s claims they tried to rob him have had their convictions overturned by the court of appeal.’

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The Guardian, 6th July 2021

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Oil firm led by Tory donor investigated over alleged bribes in nine countries – The Guardian

Posted June 21st, 2021 in bribery, corruption, energy, miners, news, political parties, Serious Fraud Office by tracey

‘A multinational oil firm which was led by a major Conservative donor has been under investigation for allegedly paying million-pound bribes to secure contracts in nine countries. The anti-corruption agency the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has been examining allegedly suspicious payments made by the UK-based firm Petrofac.’

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The Guardian, 20th June 2021

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Daniel Morgan murder: Met chief censured for hampering corruption inquiry – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2021 in corruption, inquiries, murder, news, police, prosecutions, reports by sally

‘Cressida Dick, the commissioner of the Metropolitan police, has been personally censured for hampering an inquiry into police corruption in the long-running Daniel Morgan murder case.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2021

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Legal action launched over Boris Johnson award of peerage to Tory donor – The Independent

‘Anti-corruption campaign the Good Law Project has launched a legal action over the award of a peerage to Conservative party donor Peter Cruddas. Boris Johnson overruled advice last year from the House of Lords Appointments Committee against making the businessman a Lord – the first time the watchdog’s recommendation has been ignored.’

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The Independent, 13th June 2021

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Daniel Morgan murder: panel refuses to hand over report – The Guardian

‘The independent panel investigating the Daniel Morgan scandal is refusing the home secretary’s demands to hand over its report before it can be published, as senior police sources say nothing in the case affects national security. Priti Patel provoked fury on Tuesday by demanding the findings be handed over for review prior to publication, angering both the Morgan family and members of the panel conducting the inquiry.’

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The Guardian, 19th May 2021

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Anger as Patel delays publication of report into private detective’s murder – The Guardian

‘The home secretary has ordered that an independent report on claims murderers were shielded by police corruption and claims of corruption in Rupert Murdoch’s media empire must be vetted by her department before its publication.’

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The Guardian, 18th May 2021

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High Court orders urgent trial in claim by Liverpool mayor for indemnity against legal costs – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 7th, 2021 in corruption, costs, indemnities, local government, news by sally

‘The High Court in Manchester has ordered that an urgent trial take place of the claim by Joe Anderson, the Mayor of Liverpool, that Liverpool City Council are acting unlawfully in refusing to provide him with the same indemnity against legal costs offered to other council members.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th May 2021

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‘Stockwell Six’: two men could have convictions overturned – The Guardian

‘Two men who were jailed nearly 50 years ago on the word of a corrupt detective could finally have their names cleared.
The cases of two members of the so-called “Stockwell Six”, who were accused of attempting to rob that officer on the underground, are now being referred to the court of appeal by the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC).’

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The Guardian, 14th December 2020

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