“Places of Safety” Under the Mental Health Act 1983 – New Regulations – Garden Court Chambers

Posted November 23rd, 2017 in detention, mental health, news, police, regulations by sally

‘Changes to the powers under ss 135 and 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983 are being brought in by ss 80 – 83 of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 with effect from 11 December 2017. New regulations (Mental Health Act 1983 (Places of Safety) Regulations 2017/1036) were published on 31 October 2017, also due to come into effect on 11 December 2017.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 10th 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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I was a victim of undercover police abuse. I fear we won’t get justice – The Guardian

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in anonymity, inquiries, news, police, spying, victims by sally

‘Here in the Royal Courts of Justice we are listening for crumbs of information about the officers who used and abused us. But nothing is revealed.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2017

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Police face legal action over Luton airport terror detention – The Guardian

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in data protection, detention, holidays, human rights, news, police, terrorism by sally

‘A man detained by the police on his way to a holiday in Rome is bringing legal action against Bedfordshire police for breaching his human rights.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2017

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Drug-driving cases dropped over forensics – BBC News

‘Around 50 drug-driving prosecutions have been dropped because original test results may have been “manipulated”.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2017

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Police tsar admits Sir Edward Heath inquiry ‘flaws’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 20th, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, news, police, sexual offences by tracey

‘The outcome of Wiltshire police’s investigation into Sir Edward Heath is “unsatisfactory”, the force’s own crime commissioner has admitted.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th November 2017

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MI5 and police cleared of any liability over terror attacks in UK – The Guardian

Posted November 20th, 2017 in inquiries, intelligence services, news, police, terrorism by tracey

‘Official reviews will clear MI5 and the police of making serious mistakes that allowed terrorists to strike Britain in four attacks this year, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 19th November 2017

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Progress report on police response to domestic abuse causes concern – Family Law

Posted November 16th, 2017 in domestic violence, news, police, reports, victims by tracey

‘Organisations working to support victims of domestic abuse have expressed concerns over a progress report on police response to such abuse, saying it demonstrates that forces are struggling to cope with the rising levels of abuse recorded and that little appears to have changed for victims. Refuge and Women’s Aid said the report underlined the urgent need for the law reform proposed within the Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill, announced in the Queen’s Speech in June.’

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Family Law, 15th November 2017

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Police ‘to give up on minor crimes without major funding increase’ – The Guardian

Posted November 15th, 2017 in budgets, news, police by tracey

‘More police forces are poised to give up investigating minor offences such as car crime and retail thefts without a significant funding increase in the budget next week, police and crime commissioners have warned.’

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The Guardian, 14th November 2017

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Police cannot charge for football match-day policing on public land – UK Police Law Blog

Posted November 14th, 2017 in appeals, commons, fees, news, police by tracey

‘Can the police charge a football club for match day policing on public land immediately outside a stadium, where that land is largely under the control of the club? No, the Court of Appeal re-affirmed in Ipswich Town Football Club v Chief Constable of Suffolk [2017] EWCA Civ 1484.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 13th November 2017

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Police officers should not treat journalists like criminals, Met Police commissioner says – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 14th, 2017 in corruption, media, news, police, professional conduct by tracey

‘Police officers should be more open and transparent with journalists and should not treat them like criminals, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th November 2017

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Liability of police misconduct hearings for discrimination – UK Police Law Blog

Posted November 10th, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, equality, immunity, news, police by tracey

‘The Supreme Court has held in P v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2017] UKSC 65, that police misconduct hearings no longer benefit from judicial immunity in respect of discrimination claims. They also held that the Chief Constable is vicariously liable for the discriminatory acts of such panels. However, the decision related to an internal panel under the old regime when a misconduct hearing panel was chaired by an assistant chief constable.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 10th November 2017

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Manchester police face legal bid over teen’s naked photo details – BBC News

Posted November 10th, 2017 in children, criminal records, indecent photographs of children, news, police by tracey

‘A police force is facing a legal challenge against its refusal to delete the details of a teenager who sent a naked photograph of himself on social media to a girl at his school.’

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BBC News, 10th November 2017

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Met Police holding children in custody for too long, says prison watchdog – The Independent

Posted November 9th, 2017 in children, custody, London, news, police, young offenders by tracey

‘Children are being held for too long in police custody once they are charged with an offence, the prison watchdog has warned. A report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary found that too many children in north and north-east London were being kept in cells overnight and even at weekends, despite a statutory duty for authorities to provide them with alternative accommodation.’

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The Independent, 8th November 2017

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Anthony Grainger: Inquiry into senior officer’s evidence – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2017 in complaints, evidence, firearms, inquiries, news, police by tracey

‘A senior police officer is being investigated over evidence he gave to a public inquiry into the death of an unarmed man who was shot by police.’

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BBC News, 9th November 2017

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Police failing to respond to some crimes because of ‘significant stress’ caused by budget cuts, report warns – The Independent

Posted November 9th, 2017 in crime, news, police, reports by tracey

‘Police forces are failing to respond to low-priority crimes because of “significant stress” caused by continued budget cuts amid a huge rise in demand, a report has found.’

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The Independent, 9th 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

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Woman jailed for ‘HIV spit’ in Essex policeman’s mouth – BBC News

Posted November 8th, 2017 in assault, compensation, HIV, imprisonment, news, police, sentencing by tracey

‘A woman has been jailed for spitting in a police officer’s mouth and telling him she was HIV positive.’

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BBC News, 7th November 2017

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Deaths and serious incidents in police custody – Home Office

Posted November 6th, 2017 in coroners, death in custody, police, reports, restraint, suicide by tracey

‘The review’s aims included examining the procedures and processes surrounding deaths and serious incidents in police custody, including the lead up to such incidents and the immediate aftermath, through to the conclusion of official investigations. The report makes 110 recommendations.’

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Home Office, 30th November 2017

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Police investigate 17 child sexting cases a day – BBC news

‘Police investigations into children sharing sexual images of themselves and others have more than doubled in two years, figures have shown.’

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BBC News, 6th November 2017

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