Brexit: Boris Johnson £350m claim case thrown out by judges – BBC News

‘The High Court has thrown out an attempt to prosecute Boris Johnson over claims he lied during the 2016 referendum campaign by saying the UK gave the EU £350m a week.’

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BBC News, 7th June 2019

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Brexit: Boris Johnson ordered to appear in court over £350m claim – BBC News

‘Boris Johnson has been ordered to appear in court over claims he lied by saying the UK gave the EU £350m a week. The Tory leadership candidate has been accused of misconduct in public office after making the claim during the 2016 EU referendum campaign.’

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BBC News, 29th May 2019

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HMP Berwyn prison officer jailed for sex with inmate – BBC News

Posted April 30th, 2019 in misfeasance in public office, news, prison officers, prisons, sentencing by sally

‘A prison officer who had a sexual relationship with an inmate has been jailed for 12 months.’

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BBC News, 26th April 2019

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Three ex-prison officers jailed for abusing teenage inmates – The Guardian

‘Three ex-prison officers jailed for abusing teenage inmates.’

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The Guardian, 4th April 2019

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ENRC targets SFO in £70m ‘privilege breach’ claim – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 28th, 2019 in misfeasance in public office, news, privacy, Serious Fraud Office by sally

‘The saga surrounding the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) long-running probe into Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) took another twist this week as the multinational mining group filed a £70m High Court claim accusing the fraudbusting agency of misfeasance in public office.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 27th March 2019

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Essex child abuse detectives guilty of misconduct – BBC News

‘Two police officers who scuppered child abuse investigations through laziness have been found guilty of misconduct in a public office.’

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BBC News, 14th March 2019

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Criminal investigation launched into circumstances which led to soldier’s death at Deepcut Barracks – Daily Telegraph

‘Surrey Police have opened a criminal investigation into the circumstances which led to the death of a soldier who was kicked and punched by an instructor days before his suicide.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th February 2019

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Former constable charged up to £400 for gun control advice which should have been free – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 5th, 2019 in firearms, misfeasance in public office, news, police by tracey

‘A former police constable who charged almost £400 for gun control advice which should have been free, demanding payment from two hotels, is facing jail. Paul Duffield, 55, billed the Black Swan Hotel for £393 and also tried to charge the Feversham Arms Hotel while he held the post of civilian firearms enforcement officer at North Yorkshire Police.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th February 2019

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Hillsborough disaster: David Duckenfield’s trial due to begin – BBC News

‘The manslaughter trial of the police officer in command during the Hillsborough disaster will begin later.’

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BBC News, 14th January 2018

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Hillsborough police chief to face 95 manslaughter charges after judge rejects bid to halt prosecution – The Independent

‘The former chief superintendent of South Yorkshire Police is to stand trial for the manslaughter of 95 fans at Hillsborough after an attempt to halt the case failed.’

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The Independent, 6th December 2018

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Speech by Rt Hon Lord Justice Bean: Misconduct in Public Office – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted November 8th, 2018 in Law Commission, misfeasance in public office, speeches by tracey

‘Speech by Rt Hon Lord Justice Bean: Misconduct in Public Office.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 7th November 2018

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Police spies infiltrated UK leftwing groups for decades – The Guardian

‘Police deployed 24 undercover officers to infiltrate a small leftwing political party over a 37-year period, the Guardian can reveal. The police spies infiltrated the Socialist Workers party (SWP) almost continuously between 1970 and 2007, often with more than one undercover officer embedded within the party.’

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The Guardian, 15th October 2018

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CPS drops all charges against former Hillsborough officer – The Guardian

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has dropped all criminal charges against Sir Norman Bettison relating to his conduct as a South Yorkshire police chief inspector in the force’s response to the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2018

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Rashan Charles investigation finds officer’s failings were not deliberate – Independent Office for Police Conduct

‘An investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct into the incident in east London in July 2017 in which Rashan Charles died has found that the performance of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) officer who restrained Mr Charles fell short of expected standards.’

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Independent Office for Police Conduct, 15th August 2018

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Stephen Port: Officers refuse to answer watchdog’s questions – The Guardian

Posted July 27th, 2018 in misfeasance in public office, murder, news, police by sally

‘All but one of 17 Met officers under investigation for the initial response to the serial killer Stephen Port refused to answer questions during interviews with the police watchdog.’

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BBC News, 26th July 2018

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ENRC sues Serious Fraud Office over ‘whistleblower failures’ – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The mining company at the centre of a row over professional privilege has called for an independent inquiry into the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), accusing the office of failing to investigate a whistleblower’s letter.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 14th June 2018

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John Bercow will not be investigated over ‘stupid woman’ row – The Guardian

‘John Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons, will not be investigated by the standards watchdog over allegations that he described the cabinet minister Andrea Leadsom as a “stupid woman”.’

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The Guardian, 4th June 2018

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Sean Rigg custody death: Met directed to begin hearings – BBC News

Posted April 16th, 2018 in death in custody, misfeasance in public office, news, police, restraint by tracey

‘The police watchdog has directed the Met Police to begin gross misconduct hearings against five officers over the custody death of a mentally ill man. Sean Rigg, who had schizophrenia, died from cardiac arrest at Brixton police station in August 2008 after being restrained by officers. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said officers should face hearings over their actions.’

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BBC News, 13th April 2018

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Case Preview: James-Bowen & Ors v Commissioner of the Police for the Metropolis – UK Supreme Court Blog

‘Does a person who is sued in civil litigation for the alleged misconduct of her employees (or others for whom she is vicariously liable) owe a duty of care to avoid causing those employees or “quasi-employees” financial loss arising from the conduct of the person’s defence?.’

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UK Supreme Court Blog, 3rd April 2018

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G4S staff at Medway youth jail cleared of misconduct – BBC News

‘Four men accused of threatening and assaulting children at a youth jail in Kent have been cleared.’

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BBC News, 26th March 2018

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