Black people in England and Wales twice as likely to be fined for breaking lockdown rules – The Guardian

Posted August 18th, 2022 in coronavirus, fines, minorities, news, police, regulations, statistics by sally

‘Black and Asian people were more likely than white people to be given fines for breaking Covid-19 lockdown rules, police figures for England and Wales suggest.’

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The Guardian, 17th August 2022

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Sarah Everard vigil protester sues Met police after conviction – The Guardian

‘A woman who was arrested and charged after attending the vigil for Sarah Everard in Clapham last year has launched civil proceedings against the Metropolitan police.’

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The Guardian, 16th August 2022

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Serial domestic abuser convicted of assault – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2022 in assault, domestic violence, murder, news, police, prosecutions, rape, sexual offences by tracey

‘A “serial domestic abuse perpetrator” who escaped a rape prosecution after a series of official failings has been convicted of assaulting another woman.’

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BBC News, 13th August 2022

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CPS halts prosecution of six protesters for attending Sarah Everard vigil – The Independent

‘The prosecution of six protesters for attending a vigil for Sarah Everard has been halted.’

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The Independent, 14th August 2022

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Almost 1.5m England and Wales crime victims opt not to pursue cases – The Guardian

Posted August 12th, 2022 in criminal justice, news, police, political parties, prosecutions, statistics, victims by tracey

‘Almost 1.5 million victims of crime in England and Wales have decided not to pursue their cases, feeding concern that public confidence in the criminal justice system has collapsed.’

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The Guardian, 12th August 2022

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England and Wales police failing burglary victims, inspectorate finds – The Guardian

Posted August 11th, 2022 in budgets, burglary, news, police, robbery, statistics, theft by sally

‘Police are failing victims of burglary and theft, missing chances to catch thieves leading to lack of confidence in forces, the official inspectorate has found.’

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The Guardian, 11th August 2022

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Child Q: Schoolgirl strip-search not isolated issue, police data suggests – BBC News

Posted August 8th, 2022 in children, news, police, race discrimination, school children, statistics by tracey

‘The strip-search of a black girl by police at school in east London was not an isolated case, England’s children’s commissioner has said.’

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BBC News, 8th August 2022

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Greater Manchester Police: Probe into ex-officers over grooming inquiry closed – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2022 in child abuse, children, inquiries, news, ombudsmen, police, sexual offences by tracey

‘An investigation into three ex-senior officers who led an inquiry into child sexual exploitation has been discontinued by the police watchdog.’

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BBC News, 4th August 2022

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Warwickshire Police told to improve child protection services Published 2 hours ago – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2022 in child abuse, children, internet, news, police, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

‘A police force has been told to improve its child protection services after inspectors found a third of cases were dealt with inadequately.’

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BBC News, 5th August 2022

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Police racial bias played role in UK Covid fines regime, says report – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2022 in bias, coronavirus, equality, fines, news, police, race discrimination, racism by tracey

‘Bias in policing at least partly explains why minority ethnic people were more likely to receive fines for Covid breaches than their white counterparts, research says.’

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The Guardian, 5th August 2022

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Sussex PCs used baton and Taser on elderly man in wheelchair – BBC News

‘Gross misconduct notices have been served on two police officers who used a baton, a Taser and incapacitant spray on a man in a wheelchair.’

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BBC News, 4th August 2022

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Guildford pub bomb family demands fresh police probe – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2022 in explosives, inquests, inquiries, news, police, terrorism by tracey

‘Police should reopen an inquiry into an IRA bombing which killed five and left 11 people wrongly imprisoned, a family of one of the victims has said.’

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BBC News, 4th August 2022

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Daniel Morgan murder: no officers will face punishment, says police watchdog – The Guardian

Posted August 4th, 2022 in corruption, inquiries, London, murder, news, police by tracey

‘Every officer involved in the Daniel Morgan scandal will escape punishment, the police watchdog has announced, despite an independent inquiry finding that corruption in the Metropolitan police shielded the private detective’s killers with the force ignoring information.’

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The Guardian, 3rd August 2022

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UK policing and border control infiltrated by war mentality, says report – The Guardian

‘Policing, border control and surveillance have become increasingly militarised in the UK and infiltrated by a “war mentality”, according to a report.’

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The Guardian, 4th August 2022

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Whole-life orders only for ‘exceptionally serious cases’, CoA rules – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in appeals, murder, news, police, sentencing by tracey

‘Whole-life orders should be imposed only in ‘the few exceptionally serious cases’ where a minimum term is not appropriate, the Court of Appeal ruled today in the cases of five killers – including Wayne Couzens, the former Metropolitan Police officer who murdered Sarah Everard.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 29th July 2022

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Met Police investigated over two more child strip searches – The Independent

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in children, complaints, London, news, police, stop and search by tracey

‘The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has launched investigations into two referrals involving strip searches of children by Metropolitan Police officers.’

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The Independent, 1st August 2022

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Union’s head of legal receives apology over picket line arrest – Legal Futures

‘A barrister working as a trade union’s in-house lawyer has received a formal apology and damages of £3,000 from the Metropolitan Police after he was arrested on a picket line.’

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Legal Futures, 28th July 2022

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Wayne Couzens loses appeal against whole-life sentence -Daily Telegraph

Posted July 29th, 2022 in appeals, imprisonment, kidnapping, murder, news, police, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘Wayne Couzens is still set to die in prison after he lost his bid to reduce his sentence at the Court of Appeal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th July 2022

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SAS killings: Ministry of Defence proposes judge-led review – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2022 in Afghanistan, armed forces, news, police, reports, unlawful killing by sally

‘The Ministry of Defence has proposed an independent review of how it handled allegations that the SAS executed unarmed civilians in Afghanistan.’

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BBC News, 27th July 2022

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Met fails in second bid to sack senior officer over child abuse video – The Guardian

‘The high court has thrown out the Metropolitan police’s latest attempt to sack a decorated senior black officer, with a judge branding one of its arguments “hopeless”.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2022

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