Low-level crimes to go uninvestigated in Met police spending cuts – The Guardian

Posted October 16th, 2017 in budgets, crime, London, news, police by sally

‘The Metropolitan police are to stop investigating many lower level crimes as a result of spending cuts, a senior police officer has said.’

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The Guardian, 16th October 2017

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Top police officer backs ‘Sammy’s law’ pardons for grooming victims – The Guardian

Posted October 9th, 2017 in child abuse, criminal records, gangs, news, police, sexual grooming, victims by sally

‘Victims of grooming gangs should be pardoned for crimes they committed under the direction of their abuser, Britain’s leading child protection police officer has said.’

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The Guardian, 8th October 2017

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Kevin Nunes murder: Staffordshire Police ‘mishandled’ paid witness – BBC News

Posted October 5th, 2017 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, gangs, murder, negligence, news, police, reports, witnesses by tracey

‘”Significant failures” by Staffordshire Police over a gangland killing led to the unsafe convictions of five men, a police watchdog report has found.’

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BBC News, 4th October 2017

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Police must do more to stop sexual abuse by officers, says watchdog – The Guardian

Posted October 5th, 2017 in news, police, reports, sexual offences by tracey

‘Police forces are not doing enough to stop their officers carrying out sexual abuse, the official watchdog has said. The finding by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) comes despite previous interventions from the watchdog and high-profile cases of police officers committing sexual abuse.’

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The Guardian, 5th October 2017

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Plans for domestic violence register could save women’s lives – Daily Telegraph

‘An MP is to try to introduce a law to create a register of those convicted of domestic violence and make police warn new partners of a repeated offender’s violent past.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st October 2017

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Blind burglar jailed for his 192nd offence after leading police on chase from school raid into river – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 2nd, 2017 in burglary, disabled persons, imprisonment, news, police, sentencing by sally

‘A blind burglar has been jailed for his 192nd offence after leading police on a chase from school raid into a river.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st October 2017

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Campaign group chief found guilty of refusing to divulge passwords – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2017 in conditional discharge, costs, news, police, stop and search, terrorism by sally

‘The international director of the campaign organisation Cage has been convicted of a terrorist offence after refusing to hand over passwords to his mobile phone and laptop.’

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The Guardian, 25th September 2017

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Police chase laws to be reviewed amid fears officers are unable to tackle moped-riding criminals – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 26th, 2017 in careless driving, dangerous driving, motorcycles, news, police, road traffic offences by sally

‘Police chase laws are to be reviewed by the Government amid fears that officers are unable to effectively pursue and apprehend moped-riding criminals.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th September 2017

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Hate crimes against Metropolitan police up 56% in two years – The Guardian

Posted September 22nd, 2017 in hate crime, news, police, statistics by sally

‘The number of police officers and staff in London subjected to racist or religious hate crime has risen by more than 50% in two years, official figures show.’

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2017

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Rashan Charles’s family criticise Met for refusing to suspend police officer – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2017 in complaints, death in custody, disciplinary procedures, families, news, police by sally

‘The Metropolitan police have been criticised by the family of Rashan Charles for ignoring the advice of the police watchdog and refusing to suspend the officer involved in his death.’

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The Guardian, 20th September 2017

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Ofsted reports on the inspection of services for children living with domestic abuse – Family Law

‘Ofsted, the Care Quality Commission, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary, and HM Inspectorate of Probation have published a report examining the multi-agency response to children living with domestic abuse, along with inspections of local area services.’

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Family Law, 20th September 2017

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IPCC: police had series of chances to help man who died after arrest – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2017 in complaints, death in custody, duty of care, mental health, news, police, reports by sally

‘Police missed a string of opportunities to help a young man with mental health problems who died after he was restrained by officers, locked up in a van on a hot night and then left naked in a cell, a watchdog has said.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2017

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Women who had relationships with police spies criticise inquiry – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2017 in anonymity, news, police, sex discrimination, spying by sally

‘Women who were deceived into sexual relationships with undercover police officers have called for an urgent meeting with the home secretary over fears the official public inquiry lacks openness and fails to recognise claims of institutional sexism within the Metropolitan police.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2017

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Police ‘may work with paedophile hunters’ – BBC News

‘Police have admitted they may have to work with “paedophile hunters” after research revealed a rise in their evidence being used in court. Figures obtained by the BBC show 11% of court cases in 2014 for the crime of meeting a child following sexual grooming used vigilante evidence, rising to 44% in 2016.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2017

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Should police officers be separated after a shooting? – UK Police Law Blog

Posted September 15th, 2017 in complaints, firearms, news, police by tracey

‘In February 2017, there was something of a falling out between the police and the IPCC regarding post-incident procedures when police firearms are deployed. Reasonable arguments were made on all sides, robustly and publicly.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 15th September 2017

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Watchdog warns over police database of millions of facial images – The Guardian

Posted September 14th, 2017 in data protection, news, police, privacy, reports by tracey

‘An official watchdog has issued a fresh warning over the police’s use of more than 20m facial images on their searchable databases, more than five years after the courts ruled that the inclusion of images of innocent people was unlawful.’

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The Guardian, 13th September 2017

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Rashan Charles: Officer involved in restraining man whose death sparked protests faces gross misconduct probe – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 14th, 2017 in complaints, misfeasance in public office, news, police, restraint by tracey

‘The police officer who initially restrained a man whose death sparked violent street protests is being investigated for gross misconduct, the police watchdog has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th September 2017

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Can police forces publish misconduct investigation reports? Should they? – UK Police Law Blog

‘Publication of misconduct investigation reports can give rise to difficult and important questions, particularly in cases where there has been no misconduct hearing because there has been a determination of “no case to answer”, or because the accused officer has resigned or retired.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 11th September 2017

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Police rated ‘inadequate’ over crime recording failures – BBC News

Posted September 12th, 2017 in crime, news, police, reports by tracey

‘Seven out of 14 police forces have been dubbed “inadequate” for failing to record hundreds of thousands of crimes reported to them.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2017

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Child sexual abuse inquiry to consider Edward Heath report – The Guardian

Posted September 11th, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, news, police, sexual offences by tracey

‘The controversial police investigation into allegations that Sir Edward Heath was a paedophile will be considered by the London-based child sexual abuse inquiry.’

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The Guardian, 10th September 2017

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