Police officer cleared over moped rider’s death during high-speed chase – The Independent

Posted October 13th, 2021 in dangerous driving, homicide, news, police, professional conduct by tracey

‘A Metropolitan Police officer has been cleared of causing the death by dangerous driving of an 18-year-old man during a high-speed chase.’

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The Independent, 12th October 2021

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Sarah Everard: Police forces to review allegations of sex offences and domestic abuse involving serving officers – The Independent

‘All police forces in England and Wales are to review allegations of indecent exposure, sex offences and violence against women by serving officers.’

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The Independent, 12th October 2021

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Should sex offenders’ voices ever be heard? – BBC News

‘A police force has released audio clips from child sex offenders in the hope they will help prevent others from escalating into criminal behaviours. The move has provoked a split reaction, with a charity arguing that if it helps even one person, it is beneficial. However, a survivor of child sex abuse said they were upset that abusers had been given a platform by Avon and Somerset Police.’

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BBC News, 10th October 2021

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Two-fifths of police forces in England and Wales lack rape units – The Guardian

Posted October 11th, 2021 in news, police, rape, sexual offences, statistics by sally

‘At least two-fifths of police forces in England and Wales do not have specialist rape and serious sexual offence (Rasso) units, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 10th October 2021

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A third of police forces referred sex assault claims to watchdog – The Guardian

‘Almost a third of police forces in England and Wales referred allegations of sexual assault and harassment against their own officers to the police watchdog in the days following the sentencing of Wayne Couzens for the murder of Sarah Everard, the Observer can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 10th October 2021

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Man jailed for posing as a police officer and trying to ‘arrest’ woman – The Independent

‘A man has been jailed after impersonating a police officer and attempting to “arrest” a woman.’

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The Independent, 8th October 2021

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Insight: Sarah Everard’s murder: Home Secretary commissions public inquiry – House of Commons Library

‘Priti Patel has launched a non-statutory inquiry following the sentencing of Sarah Everard’s killer. The chair and terms of reference have yet to be announced.’

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House of Commons Library, 6th October 2021

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Civil liberties groups criticise Priti Patel’s plan to criminalise protest – The Guardian

‘Civil liberties groups have reacted with dismay to Priti Patel’s plan to criminalise protest groups, saying demonstrations are a “core pillar of any healthy democracy”.’

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The Guardian, 5th October 2021

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Sarah Everard murder: Met to launch review of standards and internal culture – The Guardian

‘The Metropolitan police is launching a review of professional standards and internal culture within the force, led by a high-profile anti-sleaze adviser, following the rape and murder of Sarah Everard by a serving officer.’

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The Guardian, 4th October 2021

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Boris Johnson does not support making misogyny a hate crime – BBC News

Posted October 5th, 2021 in hate crime, news, police, women by sally

‘Boris Johnson does not support calls to make misogyny a hate crime, telling the BBC there is “abundant statute” to tackle violence against women.’

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BBC News, 5th October 2021

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Priti Patel to enable police to stop disruptive protesters going to demos – The Guardian

‘Protesters disrupting motorways will be prevented from travelling around the country under new powers to be handed to the police, Priti Patel will announce on Tuesday.’

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The Guardian, 5th October 2021

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Research Briefing: Policing in the UK – House of Commons Library

Posted October 1st, 2021 in news, parliament, police by tracey

‘This briefing explains the key concepts underpinning the British model of policing. It introduces the key actors in UK policing. It provides a brief introduction to UK police forces and discusses their performance.’

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House of Commons Library, 29th September 2021

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Sarah Everard: Female officers ‘fear reporting male colleagues’ – BBC News

‘Female police officers fear reporting male colleagues as they worry they will be abandoned if they need help on duty, says a former senior officer. Ex-Met Ch Supt Parm Sandhu said female officers fear being “kicked in” while dealing with street violence. And a police watchdog inspector has admitted she would be concerned to approach a lone male officer at night.’

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BBC News, 30th September 2021

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Met Police issues advice to women to ‘shout or wave a bus down’ if they don’t trust a male officer – The Independent

Posted October 1st, 2021 in abuse of position of trust, kidnapping, murder, news, police, rape, sexual offences, women by tracey

‘The Metropolitan Police has issued advice for women who fear a male police officer might not be genuine, suggesting they call 999 or “shout out to a passer-by, run into a house or wave a bus down” for help.’

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The Independent, 1st October 2021

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Deceived activist Kate Wilson wins tribunal against Met Police – BBC News

‘An activist who was deceived into a relationship with an undercover police officer has won a tribunal case for breaches of her human rights.’

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BBC News, 30th September 2021

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Sarah Everard: Wayne Couzens to be sentenced for kidnap, rape and murder – The Guardian

Posted September 30th, 2021 in kidnapping, murder, news, police, rape, sentencing by sally

‘The former Metropolitan police officer Wayne Couzens is to be sentenced for the kidnap, rape and murder of Sarah Everard, whom he lured off the street by abusing his powers and position as a police officer.’

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The Guardian, 30th September 2021

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Sarah Everard: Former Met officer Wayne Couzens to be sentenced for murder – Daily Telegraph

‘A former police officer who kidnapped, raped and murdered Sarah Everard will return to the Old Bailey today to learn if he will spend the rest of his life behind bars.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th September 2021

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At least 15 serving or former police have killed women in UK since 2009 – report – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2021 in domestic violence, murder, news, police, statistics, women by sally

‘Women have been killed by at least 15 serving or former police officers in the UK since 2009, new figures reveal.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2021

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Manchester police refer themselves to watchdog over death of boy, 16 – The Guardian

Posted September 23rd, 2021 in complaints, murder, news, police, violent disorder, young persons by tracey

‘Greater Manchester police have referred themselves to the police watchdog over the death of a 16-year-old boy. Rhamero West was discovered in Old Trafford, Manchester, on 9 September with stab wounds. The student was taken to hospital from the scene in Norton Street but died shortly afterwards.’

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2021

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Tribunal declines to strike out pupillage discrimination claim – The Guardian

‘An employment tribunal has refused to strike out a claim that a chambers discriminated against a pupillage applicant even though it has “little reasonable chance” of succeeding.’

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Legal Futures, 21st September 2021

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