Police inaction over Ian Watkins left child at risk of abuse, says watchdog – The Guardian

Posted August 21st, 2017 in child abuse, complaints, news, police, sexual offences by sally

‘The inaction of South Yorkshire police officers left a child at risk of being abused for months by the former Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins, the police watchdog has said.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 2017

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Bedfordshire detective jailed for filming sex act in child’s bedroom – BBC News

‘A detective has been jailed for filming himself performing a sex act in a child’s bedroom while on duty.’

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BBC News, 18th August 2017

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Police and council agree payouts for victims of child sexual exploitation – Local Government Lawyer

‘Victims of the Rotherham child sexual exploitation abuse scandal have started to receive compensation jointly from South Yorkshire Police and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th August 2017

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Judge backs Michael Barrymore in damages claim against police – The Guardian

Posted August 18th, 2017 in damages, news, police, wrongful arrest by sally

‘Entertainer Michael Barrymore is entitled to more than nominal damages from Essex police over a wrongful arrest which he says destroyed his career, a high court judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 2017

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Parks police dismissal does not engage article 8 – UK Police Law Blog

‘The recent case of Vining & Ors v London Borough of Wandsworth [2017] EWCA Civ 1092 represents an attempt to circumvent restrictions on certain types of officers from enjoying employment law rights – in a claim of unfair dismissal and for a protective award in respect of an alleged failure in collective consultation relating to their redundancies.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 15th August 2017

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Publishing salacious material as public interest besmirches press freedom – The Guardian

‘Seedy legal plea to name couple filmed having sex by police officer Adrian Pogmore is anything but a matter of high principle.’

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The Guardian, 13th August 2017

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Amber Rudd backs Met police chief on use of stop and search – The Guardian

Posted August 10th, 2017 in news, offensive weapons, police, race discrimination, stop and search by tracey

‘The home secretary, Amber Rudd, has backed the Metropolitan police commissioner over the use of stop and search in tackling rising knife crime in a move that marks a change in tone since Theresa May was in the Home Office.’

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The Guardian, 9th August 2017

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Operation Sanctuary: Police say paying rapist ‘was right’ – BBC News

Posted August 10th, 2017 in gangs, informers, news, police, rape, sexual grooming, witnesses by tracey

‘A police chief has said paying a child rapist £10,000 as part of an investigation into a grooming gang was the “right thing”.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2017

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Helicopter sex film officer Adrian Pogmore jailed – BBC News

Posted August 9th, 2017 in aircraft, misfeasance in public office, news, police, sentencing, voyeurism by sally

‘A “sex-obsessed” police officer who used his force helicopter to film people having sex has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 8th August 2017

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Mother-of-two jailed for leading police on 120mph car chase – Daily Telegraph

‘A speeding motorist has been jailed after leading police on a car chase where she exceeded 120mph, with the judge branding it as the worst case of dangerous driving he had ever seen.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th August 2017

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Police helicopter crew cleared of using chopper to spy on couple having sex – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 7th, 2017 in aircraft, news, police, professional conduct, video recordings by sally

‘Two police officers and two pilots accused of misusing a force helicopter to film naked sunbathers and a couple having sex have been cleared of all charges.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th August 2017

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Ten years on from Baby P’s death, social workers are still scapegoats – The Guardian

‘Social services were blamed for missing abuse while police and NHS failings were brushed under the carpet. Here’s what has happened since.’

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The Guardian, 3rd August 2017

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IPCC says sorry to woman handcuffed in cell for 11 hours while pregnant – The Guardian

Posted August 3rd, 2017 in complaints, delay, misfeasance in public office, news, police, pregnancy, restraint by tracey

‘The police watchdog has apologised to a dying mother for investigative failings after she was stripped and handcuffed in a police cell for 11 hours while pregnant.’

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The Guardian, 2nd August 2017

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Rashan Charles, whose death after police chase caused violent protest, did not swallow controlled substance – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 3rd, 2017 in complaints, death in custody, news, police, restraint by tracey

‘A man who died after swallowing an object during a police chase was not concealing a “controlled substance” according to forensic analysis.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd August 2017

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Greater Manchester police investigated over evidence in fatal shootings – The Guardian

Posted August 2nd, 2017 in complaints, evidence, firearms, news, police, unlawful killing by tracey

‘Officers from Greater Manchester police are being investigated over evidence they gave following two fatal shootings, the police watchdog has said.’

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The Guardian, 1st August 2017

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Metropolitan Police use force disproportionately against black people in London, new statistics reveal – The Independent

Posted August 2nd, 2017 in London, news, police, race discrimination, restraint, statistics, weapons by tracey

‘The Metropolitan Police used force more than 12,600 times in just three months, with a disproportionate amount of incidents involving black people, new statistics have revealed.’

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The Independent, 1st August 2017

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The cost of resisting disclosure of sensitive police material in family proceedings – UK Police Law Blog

‘Who pays the costs of Special Advocates where closed material procedures are required to consider sensitive police documents in family proceedings? The police, according to Cobb J in Re R (Closed Material Procedure: Special Advocates: Funding) [2017] EWHC 1793 (Fam).’

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UK Police Law Blog, 30th July 2017

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Dyslexic ex-sergeant Colin Hughes jailed for forgery – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2017 in communicating false information, dyslexia, forgery, news, police, sentencing by tracey

‘A dyslexic former police officer has been jailed for forgery after he was caught out by his bad spelling.’

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BBC News, 28th July 2017

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Birmingham strip club facing criminal probe after ‘customers were offered sex, drugged and ripped off’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 28th, 2017 in licensing, news, police, sex establishments by tracey

‘Critical joint police and licensing report alleges ‘serious criminality’ at the city centre club.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th July 2017

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CPS considers file on alleged £1m fraud at Police Federation – The Guardian

Posted July 26th, 2017 in Crown Prosecution Service, fraud, news, police, prosecutions by sally

‘An alleged £1m fraud at the Police Federation has been referred to prosecutors.’

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The Guardian, 25th July 2017

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