Anthony Grainger family to continue legal fight over fatal shooting by police – The Guardian

‘The family of an unarmed man who was fatally shot by police have vowed to continue their fight for answers after the official watchdog dropped its investigation into the operation.’

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The Guardian, 4th February 2021

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‘Professionally embarrassed’ lawyers wrong to withdraw during murder trial – Legal Futures

Posted January 22nd, 2021 in appeals, barristers, evidence, firearms, forensic science, murder, news, trials by sally

‘The legal team of a man accused of murder was wrong to withdraw during the trial citing “professional embarrassment” but the move did not render his subsequent conviction unsafe, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd January 2021

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New surrender scheme starts to keep dangerous weapons off the streets – Home Office

Posted December 11th, 2020 in firearms, government departments, offensive weapons, police, press releases, violence by tracey

‘Measures to keep dangerous weapons off the streets are a step closer today with the opening of a surrender scheme, under prohibitions introduced in the Offensive Weapons Act.’

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Home Office, 10th December 2020

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Judges told they should consider previous racial bias before sentencing – The Guardian

‘Judges and magistrates are to be given explicit reminders for the first time in sentencing guidelines of the disparity in punishments being imposed by the courts on white, Asian and black offenders.’

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The Guardian, 9th December 2020

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Police officers and the use of force – are we really all missing the point?: R (Officer W80) v Director General of the Independent Officer for Police Conduct [2020] EWCA Civ 1301 – 2 Hare Court

‘The Court of Appeal has recently delivered an interesting and potentially very significant judgment in the case of Officer W80. The case concerned the use of force by a police officer and whether misconduct proceedings could subsequently be instituted against him on the basis of his honestly held but mistaken belief.’

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2 Hare Court, 5th November 2020

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Use of force by police: what is the standard for determining misconduct? – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The Court of Appeal has delivered a judgment in R (Officer W80) v Director General of the Independent Officer for Police Conduct [2020] EWCA Civ 1301 regarding the applicable conduct standard and provisions governing police in cases of use of force.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 28th October 2020

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South Wales police defend use of Taser on pregnant woman – The Guardian

Posted October 23rd, 2020 in assault, firearms, news, police, pregnancy by sally

‘A police force has defended the use of a Taser by one of its officers on a pregnant woman who lost her baby after the stun gun was fired at her.’

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The Guardian, 21st October 2020

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Aydin Altun found guilty of driving into PC with car – BBC News

‘A man has been convicted of trying to injure a Met Police officer by driving a car at him in north London.’

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BBC News, 12th October 2020

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Jermaine Baker: Firearms officer can face proceedings – BBC News

‘An officer who killed a man during a foiled attempt to free two prisoners can face misconduct proceedings, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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BBC News, 10th October 2020

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Crossbows: What are the UK’s laws on weapons after man shot in London? – The Independent

‘The shooting of a man with a crossbow in London has sparked fresh questions over the lack of restrictions on such weapons in the UK.’

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The Independent, 15th September 2020

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BAME children three times more likely to have a Taser weapon used on them by police – The Guardian

‘Children from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds are almost three times more likely to have a Taser electronic weapon used on them by police than their white counterparts.’

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The Guardian, 16th August 2020

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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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