Facial Recognition Technology: High Court gives judgment – UK Human Rights Blog

‘R (Bridges) v Chief Constable of South Wales Police and Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWHC 2341 (Admin). The High Court has dismissed an application for judicial review regarding the use of Automated Facial Recognition Technology (AFR) and its implications for privacy rights and data protection.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 12th September 2019

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The recoverability of inquest costs in civil actions – UK Police Law Blog

‘The case of Fullick v The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2019] EWHC 1941 (QB) concerned an appeal of a Deputy Master’s order that the MET Commissioner pay the claimants’ costs in the sum of £88,356.22, following the settlement of a contemplated civil claim for damages for breach of article 2 of the European Convention of Human Rights, negligence and misfeasance in public office. Slade J held that the Deputy Master had not erred in awarding the claimants their costs relating to the inquest because the steps taken for the purposes of it were relevant to the civil claim.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 14th September 2019

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Woman jailed for punching Muslim woman and ripping her hijab off – The Independent

Posted September 11th, 2019 in alcohol abuse, assault, hate crime, Islam, news, police, racism, sentencing, suspended sentences, taxis by tracey

‘A care assistant has been jailed for 20 months after attacking two shoppers and ripping one’s hijab off.’

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The Independent, 10th September 2019

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Homophobic hate crime charges fall despite soaring reports – BBC News

‘Fewer people are being prosecuted for homophobic hate crimes despite rising numbers of potential victims coming forward, figures suggest.’

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BBC News, 11th September 2019

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Only one in four criminals jailed for attacking police officers, Home Secretary reveals – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 10th, 2019 in assault, news, police, sentencing, statistics by tracey

‘Only a quarter of criminals convicted of attacking police officers have been jailed since tough new laws were introduced, the Home Secretary has revealed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th September 2019

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Police call for crackdown on ‘rape porn’ after man copied videos in London sex attack – The Independent

‘Police have called for a crackdown on “rape porn” after a man appeared to imitate videos he had watched in a sex attack in London.’

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The Independent, 8th September 2019

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Harvey Proctor attacks police watchdog after Met officers cleared – The Guardian

‘A former Conservative MP falsely accused of child rape and murder has condemned the police watchdog for clearing the Met officers who investigated the allegations, following a meeting with its director.’

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The Guardian, 8th September 2019

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Settling for nil damages can still be a genuine Part 36 offer – MR v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2019] EWHC 1970 QB – Zenith PI

Posted September 6th, 2019 in assault, costs, damages, false imprisonment, harassment, news, part 36 offers, police by tracey

‘The appellant was arrested on suspicion of harassment but was later released without charge, after police had taken fingerprints and DNA samples. The appellant issued a claim for false imprisonment and assault.’

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Zenith PI, 5th September 2019

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PC who bought porn while child lay dead in house is jailed – BBC News

Posted September 6th, 2019 in fraud, guilty pleas, internet, news, police, pornography, sentencing by tracey

‘A police officer who bought pornography at the family home of a dead child has been jailed for 12 months.’

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BBC News, 5th September 2019

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‘VIP abuse’ accuser Carl Beech inquiry to cost Met Police £4m – BBC News

‘An investigation into false claims of murder and child sexual abuse against public figures could cost the Metropolitan Police £4m.’

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BBC News, 4th September 2019

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More violent crime reported on British railways – BBC News

Posted September 5th, 2019 in assault, news, police, railways, sexual offences, statistics, theft, violence by tracey

‘Crime recorded on British railways increased by 12% last year including a rise in the number of violent and sexual offences, new figures show.’

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BBC News, 5th September 2019

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Shamima Begum: journalists will not have to hand over notes – The Guardian

Posted September 5th, 2019 in citizenship, confidentiality, disclosure, media, news, police, terrorism by tracey

‘Journalists who interviewed Shamima Begum will not be forced to hand over their notes to counter-terrorism investigators, as police look to build a potential prosecution of the young “Isis bride”.’

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The Guardian, 4th September 2019

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Police use of facial recognition is legal, Cardiff high court rules – The Guardian

Posted September 4th, 2019 in data protection, facial mapping, news, police, privacy by sally

‘Police use of automatic facial recognition technology to search for people in crowds is lawful, the high court in Cardiff has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 4th September 2019

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Sir Cliff Richard: BBC ‘pays £2m’ in final settlement after privacy case – BBC News

Posted September 4th, 2019 in BBC, compensation, costs, news, police, privacy by sally

‘Sir Cliff Richard has reached a final settlement after his legal action against the BBC, which will pay a reported £2m towards his legal costs.’

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BBC News, 4th September 2019

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Man jailed for driving into PC near Stafford 10k race – BBC News

‘A banned driver who crushed a police officer against a fence before dragging her along has been jailed for 12 years.’

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BBC News, 2nd September 2019

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Lip-reading CCTV will have people ‘cupping hands over their mouths’ in street, warns surveillance watchdog – Daily Telegraph

‘People will be left “cupping their hands over their mouths” in the street if new lip-reading CCTV is not reined in, the Government’s surveillance watchdog has warned. Tony Porter, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, said in future people would have to guard their conversations from prying cameras in the same manner as football managers on live TV, unless ministers act to regulate emerging intrusive technologies.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th August 2019

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Domestic abuse: Killers ‘follow eight-stage pattern’, study says – BBC News

‘Men who kill their partners follow a “homicide timeline” that could be tracked by police to help prevent deaths, new research suggests. Criminology expert Dr Jane Monckton Smith found an eight-stage pattern in 372 killings in the UK. The University of Gloucestershire lecturer said controlling behaviour could be a key indicator of someone’s potential to kill their partner.’

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BBC News, 27th August 2019

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Coroner urges Home Secretary to review domestic abuse laws after man bludgeons wife to death – Daily Telegraph

‘A man has been cleared of a criminal offence over a video that showed a model of a building marked “Grenfell Tower” being burned, while a group of friends laughed and joked.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd August 2019

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Monitoring of mobile phones – rights groups challenge police – The Guardian

‘The refusal by police forces to disclose whether they are exploiting covert surveillance technology to track mobile phones is to be challenged at a tribunal next week.’

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The Guardian, 20th August 2019

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CPS investigates GMP officers after man found unresponsive in police van – The Guardian

‘Five police officers are under investigation by the Crown Prosecution Service after a man was found unresponsive in a police van in Oldham and later pronounced dead in hospital.’

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The Guardian, 20th August 2019

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