Dignity of women in custody ensured by planned law change – Home Office

Posted April 25th, 2019 in detention, police, press releases, women by tracey

‘Police will have to ask female detainees whether they are likely to require sanitary products, which they will be given free, under Home Office plans.’

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Home Office, 24th April 2019

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Police call for change to ‘outdated’ protest laws after MPs threatened over Brexit – The Independent

Posted April 25th, 2019 in brexit, demonstrations, news, parliament, police, public order by tracey

‘A senior police officer has called for the government to change “outdated” protest laws amid a rise in threats against MPs. In the wake of protests by the UK “yellow vests” and other Brexit-related groups stationed outside parliament, Metropolitan Police commander Adrian Usher said officers were struggling to enforce current laws.’

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The Independent, 24th April 2019

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David Oluwale’s death in 1969 helped ‘reshape Leeds’ – BBC News

Posted April 18th, 2019 in grievous bodily harm, homicide, inquiries, news, perjury, police, racism by sally

‘A British Nigerian man who was “hounded to his death” by police in Leeds is being remembered in a series of events to mark 50 years since he died.’

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BBC News, 18th April 2019

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Lord Janner inquiry: Senior police ‘influenced decisions’ – BBC News

Posted April 17th, 2019 in child abuse, inquiries, news, police, sexual offences by tracey

‘Senior police officers may have influenced decisions about inquiries going ahead into child abuse allegations against a politician, a watchdog has said.’

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BBC News, 16th April 2019

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Man who attacked four police officers with knife after hoax 999 call found guilty – The Independent

Posted April 17th, 2019 in attempted murder, news, police by tracey

‘A man who lured police to a fake crime scene before attacking four officers with a knife has been cleared of attempted murder.’

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The Independent, 16th April 2019

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Retention of crime reports about alleged teenage ‘sexting’ did not breach Article 8 – UK Police Law Blog

‘In R (CL) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester & Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 3333 (Admin), the Divisional Court held that the retention by the police of crime reports which related to sexting incidents in which a schoolboy had allegedly been involved did not breach his rights under Article 8 ECHR.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 9th April 2019

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Review shows police ‘short changing’ fraud victims – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 11th, 2019 in fraud, news, police, reports, victims by sally

‘A critical review of the way in which UK law enforcement responds to reports of fraud underlines the importance of civil recovery routes for victims, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 9th April 2019

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Disciplinary action for police officers over Shana Grice murder – The Guardian

‘Police officers are to face disciplinary charges over the case of a woman murdered after being stalked by her former partner, whose repeated pleas for help instead saw her fined for wasting police time.’

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The Guardian, 9th April 2019

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Neglect contributed to death after restraint by police, inquest finds – The Guardian

‘The family of a man who died after being restrained face down by officers has accused police of being “arrogant and evasive”, after an inquest jury found that Sussex police’s neglect contributed to his death.’

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The Guardian, 9th April 2019

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Police officer who shot unarmed black youth worker was ‘following procedure’, watchdog finds – The Independent

Posted April 2nd, 2019 in codes of practice, news, ombudsmen, police, racism, weapons by tracey

‘A police officer who shot an unarmed black man on his way to the shops was “following procedure”, a watchdog has found.’

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The Independent, 1st April 2019

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Fraud victims let down by ‘inconsistent policing’ – BBC News

Posted April 2nd, 2019 in fraud, news, ombudsmen, police, standards, statistics, victims by tracey

‘Some police forces are actively seeking reasons to drop investigations into fraud, a watchdog’s report has warned. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services said an “inconsistent” approach to policing fraud in England and Wales left the public at high risk of scams.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2019

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Knife crime: More stop and search powers for police – BBC News

Posted April 1st, 2019 in news, offensive weapons, police, stop and search by sally

‘Police in England and Wales are being given greater stop and search powers to tackle rising knife crime.’

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BBC News, 31st March 2019

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Schools and NHS could be held accountable over youth crime – BBC News

‘Teachers, NHS workers and police officers could be held accountable for failing to spot violent crime among young people under government plans announced on Monday.’

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BBC News, 1st April 2019

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Jill Dando murder will never be solved, says lead detective – The Guardian

Posted March 29th, 2019 in inquiries, murder, news, police, retrials by tracey

‘The detective who led the inquiry into Jill Dando’s murder has said her case will never be solved. Speaking in a BBC documentary to mark 20 years since the 37-year-old television presenter’s shooting in April 1999 in Fulham, west London, Hamish Campbell said he did not think any new suspects would ever be brought to court.’

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The Guardian, 29th March 2019

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In the matter of an application by Geraldine Finucane for Judicial Review (NI) [2019] UKSC 7 Part Two – UKSC Blog

Posted March 28th, 2019 in human rights, inquiries, murder, news, Northern Ireland, police, Supreme Court, terrorism by sally

‘The appellant argued that all the relevant evidence pointed to the decision not to hold the inquiry being a sham. The basis on which it had been suggested that this was a decision taken in the public interest was, Mrs Finucane argued, spurious. Moreover, the process of consultation and discussions was entirely cosmetic. The outcome had been predetermined. (See Lord Kerr’s summary of the grounds of challenge at paras 50-52)’

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UKSC Blog, 26th March 2019

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In the matter of an application by Geraldine Finucane for Judicial Revewi (NI) [2019] UKSC 7 Part One – UKSC Blog

Posted March 28th, 2019 in human rights, inquiries, murder, news, Northern Ireland, police, Supreme Court, terrorism by sally

‘On 27 February 2019 the Supreme Court gave judgment in the appeal brought by the widow of the Belfast solicitor, Pat Finucane, against the refusal of the Secretary for State for Northern Ireland to hold a public inquiry into her husband’s death. Giving the leading judgment, Lord Kerr (with whom Lady Hale, Lord Hodge and Lady Black agreed) allowed the appeal on the basis that there had been a breach of the investigative obligation under ECHR, art 2. The Supreme Court found that although Mrs Finucane had a legitimate expectation that there would be a public inquiry into Mr Finucane’s death she had not shown that the government’s decision not to fulfil this promise was made in bad faith or that it was not based on genuine policy grounds. Lord Carnwarth gave a concurring judgment in which he commented on the criticism that had been made of obiter remarks he had made in United Policyholders Group v Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago [2016] UKPC 17 in relation in relation to the necessity for a detriment to have been suffered before a claim for substantive legitimate expectation could be made.’

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UKSC Blog, 26th March 2019

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Police officer sacked for abusing staff at takeaway wins job back as remarks ‘were not worst kind of racism’ – Daily Telegraph

‘A policewoman who was sacked after she racially abused takeaway staff has been allowed to return to the beat after claiming her remarks “were not the worst kind of racism”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th March 2019

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The Extremism Database is in Breach of the European Convention on Human Rights – Oxford Human Rights Hub

‘On 24 January 2019, the European Court of Human Rights (the ECtHR) delivered its judgment in the case of Catt v. the UK and found that police powers to retain personal data in its Extremism Database is in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights.’

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Oxford Human Rights Hub, 26th March 2019

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Mark Duggan family to sue Met Police over death – BBC News

‘The family of Mark Duggan, whose death sparked riots across England in August 2011, are suing the Metropolitan Police for damages, BBC News has learned.’

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BBC News, 23rd March 2019

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Charity launches super-complaint against police for treating slavery victims as criminals, rather than protecting them from perpetrators – Daily Telegraph

‘Police forces face a super-complaint over their alleged failure to protect victims of modern slavery.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th March 2019

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