Mother of boy with toy gun says Met police acted out of all proportion – The Guardian

Posted July 28th, 2020 in children, firearms, news, police by sally

‘A woman whose house was raided by armed officers after her 12-year-old son was seen with a toy gun has said she supports police action targeting firearm crime but believes they acted out of all proportion.’

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The Guardian, 27th July 2020

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Family of man Tasered in his home consider suing Met police – The Guardian

Posted July 17th, 2020 in firearms, news, ombudsmen, personal injuries, police, professional conduct by sally

‘The family of a man Tasered in his own home are considering suing Scotland Yard after the police watchdog said it had not exonerated officers involved in the case – despite the Metropolitan police claiming it had done so.’

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The Guardian, 16th July 2020

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UK undercover officer accused of encouraging activist to buy shotgun – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2020 in firearms, inquiries, news, police, professional conduct by tracey

‘Scotland Yard is investigating one of its former undercover officers over allegations he incited an animal rights activist to commit illegal acts that resulted in him being jailed for four years.’

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The Guardian, 15th July 2020

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Watchdog challenges ruling on lethal force by UK firearms officers – The Guardian

‘A police watchdog has begun an appeal after failing to bring misconduct proceedings against a specialist firearms officer who shot and killed a man while trying to foil an attempt to snatch two prisoners from a prison van.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2020

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Mother vows for justice as IOPC brings case against Met firearms officer – The Guardian

Posted July 7th, 2020 in appeals, firearms, news, police, self-defence by sally

‘The mother of a man shot dead by police has vowed to get justice for her son as the court of appeal is to hear a challenge to police use of force.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2020

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Mark Duggan police shooting: can forensic tech cast doubt on official report – The Guardian

‘The police shooting of Mark Duggan is a highly contentious case that has been widely cited by Black Lives Matter protesters in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 10th June 2020

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R v Bartell [2020] EWCA Crim 625 – Exceptional circumstances test within the Firearms Act 1968 – Broadway House Chambers

Posted June 2nd, 2020 in firearms, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by sally

‘Stephen Wood QC considers the recent case of R v Bartell [2020] EWCA Crim 625, where judgment was given on the 1st May 2020 in relation to the exceptional circumstances test set out within the Firearms Act 1968 and suggests that this case following R v Nancarrow [2019] 2 Cr. App. R. (S) marks a perceptible hardening of attitude of the Court of Appeal towards a finding of exceptional circumstances by the sentencing Judge.’

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Broadway House Chambers, 20th May 2020

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Anthony Grainger shooting: Body cameras to be worn by all armed officers – BBC News

Posted May 20th, 2020 in firearms, inquiries, news, police, professional conduct, video recordings by sally

‘Body cameras must now be worn by all specialist firearms officers after a man was shot dead by police.’

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BBC News, 19th May 2020

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Police urged to justify use of stun guns against black men – The Guardian

‘The Metropolitan police and the Greater Manchester force have been urged to make clear whether or not the use of stun guns against black men by officers this week was proportionate and reasonable.’

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The Guardian, 10th May 2020

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Portbury Hundred shooting: Spencer Ashworth lawfully killed, jury says – BBC News

Posted March 18th, 2020 in firearms, inquests, news, police, unlawful killing by sally

‘A man shot dead by police after firing an air pistol at an officer was lawfully killed, a jury has found.’

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BBC News, 17th March 2020

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Manchester officers face investigations into death of unarmed man – The Guardian

Posted March 13th, 2020 in firearms, inquiries, news, ombudsmen, police, professional conduct, unlawful killing by tracey

‘Six officers including the former assistant chief constable of Greater Manchester police will be investigated for misconduct following an inquiry into the death of a man shot by armed police.’

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The Guardian, 12th March 2020

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Inquest finds use of Taser by Devon and Cornwall Police contributed to death of Marc Cole when experiencing paranoia – Garden Court Chambers

‘The inquest into the death of Marc Anthony Cole has concluded with the jury finding he died from excess use of cocaine resulting in paranoid and erratic behaviour, with the use of a Taser by Devon and Cornwall Police having a more than trivial impact on Marc going into cardiac arrest. The medical cause of death included the use of cocaine, an episode of altered behaviour including self-harm, excitement, exertion and restraint including the discharge of a TASER X26 device.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 30th January 2020

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Gunman jailed after shooting at police in Gloucester – BBC News

Posted January 21st, 2020 in firearms, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

‘A man with an “Aladdin’s cave of weapons” in his home shot at police through his letterbox and threatened to “blow their brains out”, a court heard.’

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BBC News, 20th January

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Police deployment of tasers doubles in two years in face of rising violence by suspects – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 20th, 2019 in firearms, news, police, statistics, violence, weapons by tracey

‘Police deployed tasers a record 23,000 times last year in face of increasingly violent suspects, double the number just two years ago, Home Office figures show.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th December 2019

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Mark Duggan shooting report challenged by human rights groups – The Guardian

‘The official report into the police shooting of a man whose death sparked the 2011 riots is facing a new challenge from human rights investigators who say a virtual model of the shooting shows its main conclusion is wrong.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2019

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Robert Keogh jailed for smuggling guns into UK at Dover – BBC News

Posted November 12th, 2019 in firearms, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who smuggled 60 guns hidden in his car into the UK has been jailed for nine years.’

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BBC News, 11th November 2019

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Man jailed after he was caught with loaded gun – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted November 8th, 2019 in firearms, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man caught with a loaded revolver has been convicted after a prosecution by the CPS.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 8th November 2019

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Gang member jailed for 15 years for ‘ride-out’ and running drugs line from prison – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A member of one of Waltham Forest’s organised crime groups who took part in ‘ride-out’ against a rival gang before going on to run a drugs line from inside prison, has been jailed for 15 years.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 11th October 2019

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Mark Duggan shooting: family settle high court claim against Met – The Guardian

‘The family of Mark Duggan, whose killing sparked civil unrest across England in 2011, have settled a high court claim against the Metropolitan police.’

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The Guardian, 10th October 2019

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Millionaire’s son who threatened barman with toy gun has sentence deferred so he can holiday in Barbados – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 10th, 2019 in delay, firearms, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A Sandbanks Yacht Club guest, who threatened a barman with an imitation gun, has had his sentence deferred so that he can holiday in Barbados.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th October 2019

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