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

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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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Hillsborough disaster: CPS will not charge five police officers over deaths of 96 Liverpool fans – The Independent

‘Five police officers involved in the Hillsborough disaster and subsequent investigation will not be charged over an alleged “cover-up” over the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans.’

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The Independent, 14th March 2018

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Not so fast-track! Holding a standard misconduct hearing after a quashed fast-track decision – UK Police Law Blog

Posted February 21st, 2018 in appeals, misfeasance in public office, news, police, tribunals by tracey

‘Where an officer is dismissed at a fast-track hearing, based upon a conviction which is then subsequently overturned, a Police Appeals Tribunal (“PAT”) will likely allow the misconduct appeal. In such circumstances, there has been no finding on the merits in misconduct proceedings to prevent the officer from facing a subsequent standard-track hearing. So said the Court of Appeal in CC Nottinghamshire v R (Gray) [2018] EWCA Civ 34.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 13th February 2018

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Thomas Orchard death: police officers to face misconduct proceedings – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2018 in death in custody, misfeasance in public office, news, police, restraint by sally

‘Six Devon and Cornwall police and detention officers will face gross misconduct proceedings over the death of a church caretaker who had a cardiac arrest after being restrained.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2018

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Met officers who wrongly arrested black man put through misconduct hearings – The Guardian

Posted January 12th, 2018 in compensation, complaints, inquiries, misfeasance in public office, news by tracey

‘Four police officers who wrongly arrested a black man for stealing a bicycle in London when told that the suspect was white have been put through misconduct hearings.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2018

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Jailed Whistle-Blower in Plea for Press Freedoms as Supporters Launch Crowdfunding Campaign – Garden Court Chambers

‘A prison officer who lost his freedom, home and livelihood after being jailed for exposing dangerous and life-threatening failures and cutbacks in the British prison system has spoken out over the “chilling effect” that his case has had on press freedoms in the UK.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 23rd November 2017

Source: www.gardencourtchambers.co.uk

Undercover police officers: how far does their legal liability go? – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The High Court has refused an application to strike out a claim in negligence and misfeasance in public office taken by someone born as a result of a liaison between an activist in the animal liberation movement and a man who subsequently turned out to be an undercover police officer.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 8th December 2017

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Former police officers who leaked Damian Green pornography allegations could face prosecution, says Cressida Dick – The Independent

Posted December 5th, 2017 in misfeasance in public office, news, parliament, police, pornography, prosecutions by tracey

‘Retired police officers who leaked information about an inquiry into Cabinet minister Damian Green could face prosecution, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner has said.’

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The Independent, 4th December 2017

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The data protection bill is yet another legal threat to UK press freedom – The Guardian

‘Proposals to allow the information commissioner to assess journalists’ use of private information before publication could let the powerful off the hook.’

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The Guardian, 3rd December 2017

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Police officer who blackmailed member of the public has sentence increased – Attorney General’s Office

‘Police officer has sentence increased after Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP referred his original sentence to the Court of Appeal.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 30th November 2017

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West Midlands officers ‘failed’ murdered mum and baby – BBC News

Posted November 29th, 2017 in misfeasance in public office, murder, news, police by sally

‘A woman and her baby son were murdered by a man being monitored by police.’

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BBC News, 29th November 2017

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New Push to Make ‘Hillsborough Law’ a Reality – RightsInfo

‘The ‘Hillsborough Law‘ was first suggested after families of the 96 victims of the disaster were forced at recent inquests to defend themselves against allegations that fans had had too much to drink.’

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RightsInfo, 22md November 2017

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Policeman jailed for selling crash data to claims firm – which were sold on to law firms – Legal Futures

‘Two married constables working for Lancashire Police were sentenced last month for stealing police data about car crashes and selling it to claims firms for £363,000.’

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Legal Futures, 8th November 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk