Gartree prison worker jailed for relationship with inmate – BBC News

Posted March 13th, 2017 in misfeasance in public office, news, prison officers, sentencing by sally

‘A prison instructor who kissed and exchanged love letters with a convicted murderer has been jailed for misconduct in a public office.’

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BBC News, 10th March 2017

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Daniel Morgan murder: three men lose case against ‘malicious’ police – The Guardian

‘Three men charged with the 1987 murder of the private detective Daniel Morgan have lost their case that police maliciously tried to get them convicted. A fourth man has won part of his claim for damages.’

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The Guardian, 17th February 2017

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IPCC rules out inquiry into police over Bradford City stadium fire – The Guardian

‘The Independent Police Complaints Commission has ruled out an inquiry into potential misconduct by police during the Bradford City stadium fire that killed 56 people.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2017

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Hillsborough: Evidence on 23 people and organisations passed to Crown Prosecution Service – The Independent

‘Evidence on 23 people and organisations linked to the 1989 Hillsborough disaster has been handed to prosecutors, it has been revealed.’

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The Independent, 12th January 2017

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Met chief gave misleading Hillsborough account, IPCC finds – The Guardian

Posted December 16th, 2016 in complaints, health & safety, misfeasance in public office, news, police, sport by tracey

‘Britain’s most senior police officer gave a misleading account about the evidence he provided following the Hillsborough disaster in 1989, but he remains innocent of any misconduct, the Independent Police Complaints Commission has found.’

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The Guardian, 15th December 2016

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Judge rejects £1m+ misfeasance in public office claim as statute-barred – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 17th, 2016 in limitations, local government, misfeasance in public office, news, noise by sally

‘Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has defeated a claim for misfeasance in public office brought in the High Court by the owners of a local joinery business.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th November 2016

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Solicitor who lost his practice cleared to sue CPS and police for malicious prosecution – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has given the green light to a solicitor to pursue claims against the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and South Wales Police (SWP) for malicious prosecution and misfeasance in public office.’

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Legal Futures, 15th November 2016

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Regina v Norman (Robert) – WLR Daily

Regina v Norman (Robert) [2016] EWCA Crim 1564

‘The defendant was a prison officer who was paid more than £10,000 by a tabloid journalist in return for information about the prison which formed the subject matter of numerous published articles. He was charged with one count of misconduct in public office. The newspapers voluntarily disclosed evidence of the defendant’s identity and conduct. It was the prosecution case that the stories did not, save in a few cases, have any public interest and that the defendant knew that what he was doing was very wrong given the scale and scope of his activities, conducted behind his employer’s back, in return for substantial payments which were routed via his son’s bank account in order to conceal them. The defendant was convicted. He appealed against conviction the grounds that (i) the judge should have acceded to his submission to stay the proceedings as an abuse of process since the defendant’s identity and the evidence upon which the prosecution depended had been obtained by police misconduct in putting pressure upon the newspapers to give disclosure in order to avoid corporate prosecution; and (ii) the judge should have acceded to his submission of no case to answer, since the defendant’s misconduct did not meet the high threshold of seriousness required for it to be characterised as a criminal abuse of the public’s trust in him as an officer holder.’

WLR Daily, 20th October 2016

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Sun journalist wins appeal over corrupt payments conviction – Daily Telegraph

‘Crime reporter Anthony France – the only journalist to be successfully tried in the wake of a police investigation into payments to public officials – has won an appeal against his conviction.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th October 2016

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IPCC will not investigate South Yorkshire Police chief David Crompton over conduct at Hillsborough inquest – The Independent

‘The police watchdog has announced it will not investigate claims that a chief constable instructed lawyers to “pour blame” onto Hillsborough victims at the inquest into the disaster.’

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The Independent, 12th October 2016

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Prison officer jailed for having affair with inmate at women’s prison – Daily Telegraph

‘A prison officer who kissed and fondled an inmate during an affair behind bars has been jailed for six months.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd September 2016

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Reforming the offence of misconduct in public office – Law Commission

‘The law that governs misconduct in public office is unclear, ambiguous and in need of reform, according to the Law Commission, independent law reform adviser to the Government.’

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Law Commission, 5th September 2016

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Law Commission consults on reform to law on misconduct in public office – Local Government Lawyer

‘The law on misconduct in public office is “unclear, ambiguous and in need of reform”, the Law Commission has said, issuing a consultation paper on a new statutory offence.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th September 2016

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IPCC investigates 11 for mishandling Greville Janner child sex abuse claims – The Guardian

‘The police watchdog is investigating 11 people over the alleged mishandling by Leicestershire police of child sexual abuse allegations against the late Labour peer Greville Janner.’

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The Guardian, 25th July 2016

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Groundbreaking barrister sees race bias claim against BSB thrown out – Legal Futures

‘A barrister who claimed she was the victim of racial discrimination by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has lost her appeal against a ruling that her case was brought out of time.’

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Legal Futures, 26th July 2016

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‘Should Vote Leave be prosecuted over its referendum propaganda?’ – Church Court Chambers

‘On 23 June 2016 over 33 million people voted in the EU referendum. Since that date there has been widespread anger from those who believe that the organisation ‘Vote Leave’ misled members of the public. Vote Leave is said to have done so by promoting two claims. First, that the UK sends £350 million to the European Union every week and this money would be spent on the National Health Service if the UK voted to leave the European Union. Second, that remaining in the European Union would lead to unrestricted immigration.’

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Church Court Chambers, 7th July 2016

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Half of police officers facing gross misconduct charges quit force before case heard – The Guardian

‘Half of police officers facing gross misconduct investigations in the past two years resigned or retired before their cases were heard, figures show.’

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The Guardian, 4th July 2016

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Outrage as war crimes prosecutors say Tony Blair will not be investigated over Chilcot’s Iraq war report – but British soldiers could be – Daily Telegraph

‘Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court will examine the Chilcot report for evidence of abuse and torture by British soldiers but have already ruled out putting Tony Blair on trial for war crimes.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd July 2016

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Judge rejects misfeasance in public office claim against council and employee – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 16th, 2016 in local government, misfeasance in public office, news by sally

‘A High Court judge has dismissed a claim for damages for misfeasance in public office brought against a council and one of its employees, a senior street works engineer.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th May 2016

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Hillsborough verdict sparks call to rebalance police and criminal justice system – The Guardian

‘A cross-party campaign for radical reform of the police and criminal justice system in light of the Hillsborough inquests verdict has been launched by the shadow home secretary, Andy Burnham.’

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The Guardian, 11th May 2016

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