An insight into the relevance of insight in misconduct outcomes – UK Police Law Blog

Posted August 18th, 2020 in disciplinary procedures, misfeasance in public office, news, police by sally

‘If a police officer facing professional disciplinary proceedings disputes the misconduct allegations and continues to do so even after a finding of gross misconduct, can the misconduct hearing conclude that that the officer lacks insight and remorse – and impose a higher disciplinary sanction? The case of General Medical Council v Awan [2020] EWHC 1553 (Admin) from the medical regulatory tribunals suggest that such a conclusion should not be reached automatically, although a continued denial of the findings may well be a relevant consideration.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 17th August 2020

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Serious Fraud Office prosecutes Airbus subsidiary over alleged corruption – The Guardian

‘The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is prosecuting a UK subsidiary of Europe’s largest aerospace multinational, Airbus, along with three men over alleged corruption in an arms deal with Saudi Arabia.’

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The Guardian, 30th July 2020

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Ex-detective who preyed on women given suspended sentence to care for son – The Guardian

‘A former detective constable who admitted inappropriate contact with women he met in the course of his duties has been given a suspended sentence after a judge heard that no one else could care for his one-year-old child during the coronavirus lockdown.’

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The Guardian, 6th April 2020

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Care worker sentenced for misconduct in public office – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted March 13th, 2020 in care workers, imprisonment, misfeasance in public office, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A care worker, who had a sexual relationship with a vulnerable young adult and manipulated her colleagues to cover up her actions, has been imprisoned today (12 March 2020).’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 12th March 2020

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Met upholds complaint of woman ‘deceived’ by undercover officer – The Guardian

Posted February 25th, 2020 in complaints, misfeasance in public office, news, police, spying by sally

‘An internal police investigation has uncovered credible evidence that an undercover officer deceived a 19-year-old woman into a long-term sexual relationship.’

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The Guardian, 25th February 2020

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Family of UK man who died in police custody criticises watchdog – The Guardian

‘The family of a man who died in custody last month has criticised the police watchdog for failing to recommend the suspension of officers being investigated over the circumstances of his death.’

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The Guardian, 11th February 2020

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Cheshire PC jailed for relationship with ‘vulnerable’ woman – BBC News

‘A PC who started a relationship with a woman he arrested despite being warned not to by his bosses, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 3rd February 2020

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Pizza prank Sussex Police sergeant guilty of gross misconduct – BBC News

Posted November 20th, 2019 in Judaism, misfeasance in public office, news, police by sally

‘A sergeant who dangled a slice of pepperoni pizza over a Jewish officer’s kosher pizza, causing a piece of pork to fall off and land on hers has been found guilty of gross misconduct.’

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BBC News, 19th November 2019

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Ex-Met detective loses court battle over payout for data breach – The Guardian

‘A former Metropolitan police detective who successfully sued the force for wrongly using its powers to investigate her has lost her eight-year court battle to hold the police to account.’

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The Guardian, 21st October 2019

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Prison officer jailed for inappropriate relationship with prisoner – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A prison officer has been jailed for misconduct in a public office after having an inappropriate relationship with a serving prisoner.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 10th October 2019

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The recoverability of inquest costs in civil actions – UK Police Law Blog

‘The case of Fullick v The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2019] EWHC 1941 (QB) concerned an appeal of a Deputy Master’s order that the MET Commissioner pay the claimants’ costs in the sum of £88,356.22, following the settlement of a contemplated civil claim for damages for breach of article 2 of the European Convention of Human Rights, negligence and misfeasance in public office. Slade J held that the Deputy Master had not erred in awarding the claimants their costs relating to the inquest because the steps taken for the purposes of it were relevant to the civil claim.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 14th September 2019

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Judge rejects court action against Boris Johnson over £350m Brexit claim – The Guardian

‘An attempt to bring a private prosecution against Boris Johnson for allegedly telling lies during the 2016 referendum campaign appears to have been dealt a fatal blow with the rejection of an application to take the case to the supreme court.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2019

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Boris Johnson: Court quashes attempt to prosecute prime minister over Brexit bus ‘lies’ – The Independent

‘An attempt to prosecute Boris Johnson over the claim that Britain gave the EU £350m a week has been thrown out by a judge.’

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The Independent, 14th August 2019

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Three men awarded £414,000 for malicious prosecution by police – The Guardian

‘Three men who were charged with the murder of a private investigator have been awarded a total of £414,000 damages after winning a malicious prosecution action against the Metropolitan police.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2019

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Stephen Port: ‘No police penalties’ in serial killer case – BBC News

Posted July 9th, 2019 in misfeasance in public office, murder, news, police by sally

‘None of the officers investigated for potential misconduct in the initial response to serial killer Stephen Port in east London will be disciplined, the police watchdog has said.’

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BBC News, 5th July 2019

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High Court judges explain why Boris Johnson won’t face court over alleged Brexit lies: ‘Politicians making false statements is not new’ – The Independent

Posted July 3rd, 2019 in advertising, brexit, misfeasance in public office, news, referendums by sally

‘False statements in political campaigns are “not new”, High Court judges who quashed a court summons for Boris Johnson have said.’

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The Independent, 3rd July 2019

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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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