Met Police officer cleared after Tasering girl, 10 – BBC News

Posted December 1st, 2023 in children, disciplinary procedures, firearms, news, police, professional conduct by tracey

‘A Met officer who Tasered a 10-year-old girl twice after she threatened her mother with garden shears has been cleared of gross misconduct.’

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BBC News, 30th November 2023

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Four men found guilty of murdering Ashley Dale in Liverpool – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2023 in conspiracy, firearms, murder, news by sally

‘Four men have been found guilty of the murder of a Liverpool woman who was shot dead in her home last year.’

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The Guardian, 20th November 2023

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Nicola Bulley: Review of police handling of case to be published – BBC News

Posted November 21st, 2023 in conspiracy, firearms, murder, news by sally

‘A review of the police handling of Nicola Bulley’s disappearance is to be published later this morning.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2023

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Friend of ‘IS Beatle’ jailed for terrorism offences – BBC News

Posted November 14th, 2023 in firearms, imprisonment, Islam, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘A British man who spent two years with Islamic State in Syria and knew the British militant dubbed Jihadi John, has been jailed for carrying a weapon for terrorist purposes.’

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BBC News, 13th November 2023

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Met officer charged with murder of Chris Kaba can be named, judge rules – The Guardian

Posted November 1st, 2023 in anonymity, firearms, London, media, murder, news, police by sally

‘The Metropolitan police officer charged with murder after Chris Kaba was shot dead can be named by the media, a judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 30th October 2023

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Details of the review into police use of force published – Home Office

Posted October 30th, 2023 in firearms, government departments, news, police by tracey

‘The terms of a review looking at whether existing legislation on police use of force and driving provides sufficient protections for those in the line of duty, and maintains public confidence in policing, have been published today (24 October 2023). The review, which was requested by the Home Secretary and will be coordinated by the Home Office, is expected to provide findings to Suella Braverman by the end of the year.’

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Home Office, 24th October 2023

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Teenager kidnapped in Birmingham and robbed at gunpoint – BBC News

Posted August 24th, 2023 in firearms, guilty pleas, kidnapping, news, robbery, sentencing, threatening behaviour by sally

‘Four men have been jailed for kidnapping a teenager and threatening him with a shotgun and sword as they robbed him.’

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BBC News, 23rd August 2023

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Met only authorised baton rounds for black-led events, FOI reveals – The Guardian

‘The only events for which Metropolitan police chiefs authorised the potential use of baton rounds in the past six years were black-led gatherings, documents show.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2023

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Cocaine gang who hid behind fake company jailed – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2023 in drug offences, drug trafficking, firearms, gangs, imprisonment, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A cocaine dealing gang who set up a fake computer company to cover up their operations has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 3rd August 2023

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Killer of Met police officer Sgt Matt Ratana given whole-life sentence – The Guardian

Posted July 28th, 2023 in autism, firearms, imprisonment, murder, news, police, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been sentenced to a whole-life order, meaning he will spend the rest of his life in prison, for the murder of Sgt Matt Ratana, whom he shot with a gun he smuggled into a custody centre while handcuffed.’

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The Guardian, 27th July 2023

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New Judgment: R (on the application of Officer W80) v Director General of the Independent Office for Police Conduct and others [2023] UKSC 24 – UKSC Blog

‘W80, an armed police officer, shot Jermaine Baker dead in a police operation. Mr Baker was implicated in a plot to snatch two individuals from custody. The police had intelligence that the plotters would be in possession of firearms. W80’s account was that during the intervention, Mr Baker’s hands moved quickly up to a shoulder bag on his chest. Fearing for his life and those of his colleagues, W80 fired one shot. No firearm was found in the bag, but an imitation firearm was in the rear of the car.’

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UKSC Blog, 5th July 2023

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Supreme Court backs civil law test for police disciplinary proceedings – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Supreme Court has ruled that the civil law test should be applied in police disciplinary proceedings and that public confidence is better served in doing so.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 5th July 2023

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Jermaine Baker shooting: officer may face misconduct case after court ruling – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2023 in firearms, London, misfeasance in public office, news, police, Supreme Court by sally

‘A police officer who shot a man dead in 2015 could face professional misconduct proceedings after supreme court judges dismissed an appeal, in a landmark ruling that provides significant clarity over holding officers who use force to account.’

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The Guardian, 5th July 2023

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Police urged to use stop and search to save more lives – Home Office

‘Police leaders must make sure their officers are confident to use stop and search powers wherever necessary, to seize dangerous weapons and prevent knife crime.’

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Home Office, 20th June 2023

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Met police put spit hood on 90-year-old woman and pointed Taser at her – The Guardian

‘A 90-year-old black woman was handcuffed and had a spit hood placed over her head and a Taser pointed at her by the Metropolitan police.’

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The Guardian, 30th May 2023

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Pair jailed for 3D-printed sub-machine gun plot – BBC News

Posted May 17th, 2023 in firearms, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two men have been jailed for making sub-machine guns using a 3D printer.’

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BBC News, 16th May 2023

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Far-right extremist sentenced after attempting to make explosives – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A far-right extremist, who downloaded manuals on how to make guns and explosives, has been sentenced after he was found guilty of terrorism offences.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 11th May 2023

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Met Police officer who left man paralysed not guilty of GBH – BBC News

‘A Met Police officer who left a man paralysed when he Tasered him as he ran away has been cleared of causing grievous bodily harm.’

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BBC News, 11th May 2023

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PC Sharon Beshenivsky murder accused may not stand trial until 2024 – BBC News

Posted April 18th, 2023 in firearms, murder, news, offensive weapons, police, robbery, trials by sally

‘A man accused of murdering PC Sharon Beshenivsky 18 years ago may not stand trial until 2024.’

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BBC News, 17th April 2023

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Coldstream Guard who sold bullets to undercover officer is jailed for three years – The Independent

‘A soldier from the elite unit responsible for protecting the royal family has been jailed for three years after selling bullets to an undercover officer in a police sting.’

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The Independent, 6th April 2023

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