‘Racist bias’ blamed for disparity in police DNA database – The Guardian

Posted August 10th, 2009 in DNA, news, police by sally

“Almost one in four black children over 10 have had their profiles placed on the police DNA database. The disclosure has sparked claims from the chair of an influential parliamentary committee that the disparity with white children is undermining social integration.”

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The Guardian, 9th August 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police ‘must change the way they control protests’ – The Independent

Posted August 6th, 2009 in demonstrations, police by sally

“Police must make immediate changes to the way they control public protests, a watchdog said today.”

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The Independent, 6th August 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Met amends police photo guidance to warn off interfering with media – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 6th, 2009 in media, news, photography, police by sally

“Police officers should ‘exercise caution’ when asking to view images captured by members of the media according to amended advice to officers published by London’s police force, the Metropolitan Police Service.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th August 2009

Source: www.out-law.com

G20 death: police officer could face manslaughter charge – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2009 in demonstrations, homicide, news, police by sally

“Prosecutors have been asked to consider whether the Metropolitan police officer who attacked Ian Tomlinson at the G20 demonstration should be charged with manslaughter.”

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The Guardian, 4th August 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Prosecutors handed G20 death file – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2009 in demonstrations, news, police by sally

“Prosecutors have been handed a file of evidence about the death of Ian Tomlinson during the G20 protests in London in April.”

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BBC News, 4th August 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

R v Bannister – WLR Daily

Posted July 31st, 2009 in dangerous driving, law reports, police by sally

R v Bannister [2009] EWCA Crim 1571; [2009] WLR (D) 264

“A driver’s special skill, or lack of skill, was an irrelevant circumstance when considering whether his driving was dangerous.”

WLR Daily, 30th July 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Met police torture claims file sent to CPS – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 30th, 2009 in news, police, torture by sally

“Independent investigators examining claims that Scotland Yard detectives tortured suspects in a drugs case – including accusations of ‘waterboarding’ – have passed a file to the Crown Prosecution Service.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th July 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Change of tactics demanded over drugs – The Independent

Posted July 30th, 2009 in drug offences, news, police by sally

“The battle against drugs is not winnable in the near future, a survey of police and other law enforcement agents showed today.”

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The Independent, 30th July 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Judges rule skill of police officers irrelevant to dangerous driving – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 29th, 2009 in dangerous driving, news, police by sally

“The ‘special skill’ of a police driver is ‘an irrelevant circumstance’ when considering whether driving is dangerous, three judges have ruled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th July 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Police investigated over notes that could give Gilfoyle murder alibi – The Times

Posted July 24th, 2009 in news, perverting the course of justice, police by sally

“Prosecutors have been called in to consider charges of perverting justice and official misconduct after The Times found notes that indicate a convicted wife murderer is innocent.”

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The Times, 24th July 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Regina (Bates) v Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Constabulary – Times Law Reports

Posted July 22nd, 2009 in contempt of court, law reports, police, search & seizure by sally

Regina (Bates) v Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Queen’s Bench Divisional Court

“A court order requiring the police to return items seized under a search warrant could not be enforced because no time had been set for compliance with the order.”

The Times, 21st July 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Woman ‘detained’ for filming police search launches high court challenge – The Guardian

Posted July 21st, 2009 in news, photography, police, terrorism by sally

“A woman is to challenge the Metropolitan police in the high court, claiming she was handcuffed, detained and threatened with arrest for filming officers on her mobile phone.”

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The Guardian, 21st July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Metropolitan police’s ‘kettling’ tactic challenged in European court – The Guardian

Posted July 20th, 2009 in demonstrations, human rights, news, police by sally

“The Metropolitan police’s controversial tactic of containing large numbers of protesters against their will, known as ‘kettling’, will be challenged in a case lodged tomorrow with the European Court of Human Rights that claims the practice is a fundamental breach of liberty.”

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The Guardian, 19th July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Met ‘missed opportunities’ over Baby P – BBC News

Posted July 16th, 2009 in child abuse, evidence, news, police by sally

“Police missed opportunities to gather evidence about the ill-treatment of Baby Peter in the months before his death, according to an unpublished report.”

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BBC News, 16th July 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ex-Met boss cleared over conduct – BBC News

Posted July 16th, 2009 in news, police, professional conduct by sally

“Former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Sir Ian Blair has been cleared of misconduct over the award of police contracts valued at £3m to a friend.”

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BBC News, 15th July 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Police watchdog to investigate organised crime agency – The Guardian

Posted July 16th, 2009 in complaints, gangs, news, police by sally

“Britain’s organised crime agency is being investigated by the police watchdog over concerns that it could have done more to prevent the gangland killing of a shopkeeper in an organised crime hotspot.”

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The Guardian, 16th July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police watchdog begins inquiry into intelligence agency over murder – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2009 in complaints, gangs, news, police by sally

“Britain’s national intelligence and law-enforcement agency is being investigated by the police watchdog over concerns that it could have done more to prevent the gangland killing of a shopkeeper in an organised crime hotspot.”

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The Guardian, 15th July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Sacked officer loses race claim – BBC News

Posted July 13th, 2009 in news, police, race discrimination, unfair dismissal by sally

“A claim of racial discrimination and unfair dismissal by a police community support officer has been thrown out at an employment tribunal.”

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BBC News, 10th July 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Police accused over death of drug dealer who swallowed cocaine – The Times

Posted July 10th, 2009 in complaints, news, police by sally

“Police officers are under investigation after a suspected drug dealer died minutes after being gripped by the throat as he was being searched. The Times has learnt that only weeks earlier the same man twice told hospital staff that he had been assaulted by police.”

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The Times, 10th July 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Sex on duty officer spared jail – BBC News

Posted July 8th, 2009 in misfeasance in public office, news, police, sentencing by sally

“A Metropolitan Police officer who had sex with a vulnerable woman while supposedly checking on her welfare has avoided going to jail.”

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BBC News, 8th July 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk