‘Matter of time’ until Pc has to shoot a child – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 6th, 2008 in children, firearms, news, police by sally

“The spiralling use of guns among children means it is only a matter of time before an armed officer is faced with shooting a child, the head of a Home Office task force has warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th March 2008

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Tories want new ‘cybercrime’ police unit – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 6th, 2008 in computer crime, news, police by sally

“A new police unit to tackle ‘cybercrime’ is to be proposed by the Conservatives.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th March 2008

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New powers for police to shut rowdy venues and cut drink-related crime – The Guardian

Posted March 5th, 2008 in alcohol abuse, licensed premises, licensing, news, police by sally

“Ministers are to give the police and local authorities powers to create ‘alcohol-free zones’ through the wholesale withdrawal of licences from pubs and clubs in city-centre problem areas.”

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The Guardian, 5th March 2008

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Rape cases: police admit failing victims – The Guardian

Posted March 4th, 2008 in news, police, rape by sally

“Police are contributing to the ‘appalling’ conviction rate in rape cases because officers too often fail to take alleged victims seriously enough and settle for mediocrity in their inquiries, the senior policeman responsible for raising standards in rape investigations has told the Guardian.”

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The Guardian, 4th March 2008

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The future of policing? – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 29th, 2008 in news, police, special report by sally

“Sir Ronnie Flanagan’s recent report on policing is sensible but could have shown more concern for the rights of suspects, argues Roger Smith.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 28th February 2008

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CCTV and DNA advances add to bills but minister calls rises unacceptable – The Times

Posted February 28th, 2008 in council tax, news, police by sally

“Soaring costs of surveillance technology to combat crime and terrorism has contributed to the eleventh consecutive round of inflation-breaking council tax rises.”

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The Times, 28th February 2008

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New strategy to stem flow of terror recruits – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2008 in news, police, terrorism by sally

“Senior police officers have drawn up a radical strategy to stop British Muslims turning to violence which will see every area of the country mapped for its potential to produce extremists and supporters for al-Qaida. The 40-page document, marked restricted, was approved by a top-level police counter-terrorism committee on Monday, and is expected to be formally adopted within weeks.”

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The Guardian, 28th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police will not name missing sex convicts – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 28th, 2008 in anonymity, news, police, sexual offences by sally

“A police force that lost track of eight sex offenders has been criticised by senior child protection figures for refusing to release their names and pictures.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th February 2008

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Channel 4 in libel action against police over Undercover Mosque – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2008 in defamation, freedom of expression, Islam, media, news, police by sally

“Channel 4’s Dispatches editor Kevin Sutcliffe and the programme makers behind Undercover Mosque are pursuing a libel claim against West Midlands Police and the Crown Prosecution Service.”

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The Guardian, 27th February 2008

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Officer denied promotion over gay Facebook page – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 28th, 2008 in homosexuality, internet, news, police by sally

“A senior police officer has been denied promotion to chief inspector level because he posted personal information about his gay lifestyle on the social networking website Facebook.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th February 2008

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Racist force rejected Sikh officer 12 times – The Times

Posted February 26th, 2008 in news, police, race discrimination, religious discrimination, Sikhism by sally

“A Sikh policeman is set to receive a five-figure damages award for racial discrimination after a police force rejected a dozen applications from him to join.”

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The Times, 26th February 2008

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Police email and mobile numbers for public – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 26th, 2008 in news, police by sally

“People will be able to telephone or email their local police officers directly, Gordon Brown has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th February 2008

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Written ministerial statement: Independent Review of the Forum for Preventing Deaths in Custody – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 26th, 2008 in police, press releases, prisons by sally

“Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Maria Eagle comments on the Independent Review of the Forum for Preventing Deaths in Custody. Copies of the review have been placed in the libraries of both Houses, the Vote Office and the Printed Paper Office.”

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Ministry of Justice, 25th February 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Crisis at police watchdog as lawyers resign – The Guardian

Posted February 25th, 2008 in complaints, news, police by sally

“The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) faces a crisis of confidence after a network of more than a hundred lawyers who specialise in handling police complaints resigned from its advisory body.”

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The Guardian, 25th February 2008

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The IPCC: a catalogue of delays, rejections and basic failures – The Guardian

Posted February 25th, 2008 in complaints, news, police by sally

“In an investigation into the body that examines complaints against the police, Nick Davies uncovers a series of disturbing inadequacies.”

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The Guardian, 25th February 2008

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Police ‘failed to protect murdered couple’ – The Guardian

Posted February 22nd, 2008 in murder, news, police by sally

“A couple murdered on the orders of a gangland boss were offered inadequate protection by the police, a report to be published today will conclude.”

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2008

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Regina (G) v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police – Times Law Reports

Posted February 21st, 2008 in detention, law reports, police by sally

Regina (G) v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police

Court of Appeal

“A custody officer who had determined that he had sufficient evidence to charge a suspect with the offence for which he had been arrested had no power to detain the suspect in custody for the purpose of enabling a crown prosecutor to decide whether or not the suspect should be charged.”

The Times, 21st February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Pleae note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Papers reveal how alleged war criminal escaped UK arrest – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2008 in news, police, war crimes by sally

“Scotland Yard allowed a suspected war criminal to escape from Britain partly because they feared an attempt to stop him would lead to a gun battle at Heathrow airport, police documents seen by the Guardian reveal.”

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The Guardian, 20th February 2008

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Plan to prevent violent crime includes hundreds of knife detectors for police – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2008 in news, offensive weapons, police by sally

“One hundred mobile metal detector arches and 400 search wands are to be provided to the police to screen people going into knife crime hotspots, including pubs, nightclubs and football grounds, under the government’s violent crime action plan published yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 19th February 2008

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Police use stun gun on youth, 15 – BBC News

Posted February 19th, 2008 in news, police, weapons by sally

“The first person in Gwynedd to be tasered by North Wales Police was a 15-year-old youth, a court has heard.”

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BBC News, 18th February 2008

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