Man shot by police Taser gun dies after ‘self-inflicted injury’ – The Guardian

Posted January 21st, 2008 in news, police, weapons by sally

“A man has died after he was shot with a Taser gun and then apparently injured himself with a knife, according to police.”

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The Guardian, 21st January 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Each detected crime costs £10,000 – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 21st, 2008 in crime, news, police by sally

“The number of crimes being solved by police has fallen or ground to a halt in nearly two thirds of forces in England and Wales, The Daily Telegraph has learned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st January 2008

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Police release wanted paedophile – BBC News

Posted January 17th, 2008 in news, police, sexual offences by sally

“A paedophile named on a list of the UK’s “most wanted” was arrested but later released after police failed to recognise him.”

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BBC News, 16th January 2008

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Police and prosecutors ‘failing rape victims’ – The Guardian

Posted January 15th, 2008 in news, police, rape by sally

“Promiscuity among young people and the failure of police and prosecutors to put enough effort into investigating cases are two of the principal causes in the collapse in the number of rape convictions, the country’s top law officers say today.”

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The Guardian, 15th January 2008

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Police resume use of DNA method – BBC News

Posted January 15th, 2008 in DNA, news, police by sally

“Police forces in England and Wales are to resume using Low Copy Number (LCN) DNA testing techniques.”

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BBC News, 14th January 2008

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Police to use text message tactics to snare rape suspects – The Guardian

Posted January 14th, 2008 in news, police, rape, self-incrimination, telecommunications by sally

“Police and prosecutors in rape cases are set to experiment with controversial techniques designed to make suspects incriminate themselves through phone calls or text messages.”

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The Guardian, 14th January 2008

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Vicario v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis – Times Law Reports

Posted January 4th, 2008 in duty of care, law reports, negligence, police, victims by sally

Vicario v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

Court of Appeal

“Police owed no duty of care to victims when taking a decision whether or not to prosecute a suspected offender, even where the decision took into account the interests of the victims.”

The Times, 4th January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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

Fraud enquiry cancels Met officers’ credit cards – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 4th, 2008 in fraud, news, police by sally

“Nearly a quarter of 3,500 credit cards issued to Scotland Yard detectives have been withdrawn following an inquiry into suspected fraud.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th January 2008

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Police board calls in independent experts to re-examine Omagh bombing evidence – The Guardian

Posted January 4th, 2008 in evidence, murder, news, police by sally

“The Northern Ireland Policing Board last night agreed to appoint a team of independent experts to re-examine evidence from the Omagh bombing, in an attempt to bring to justice those responsible for the 1998 atrocity.”

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The Guardian, 4th January 2008

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Senior police officer accused of plundering widow’s assets – The Guardian

Posted January 3rd, 2008 in elderly, news, police, theft by sally

“A high-ranking policeman who befriended an elderly widow bought her house for half its true value and then spent years plundering her assets until she was penniless, a court heard yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 3rd January 2008

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Police shoot man dead on village road in Kent – The Observer

Posted January 3rd, 2008 in firearms, news, police by sally

“An investigation has been launched after a man was shot and killed by police on a quiet road in Kent yesterday.”

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The Observer, 30th December 2007

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Police chief in legal battle to take pension on top of pay – The Times

Posted December 21st, 2007 in news, pensions, police by sally

“One of the front-runners for the top job in British policing threatened High Court action in pursuit of a pension payment in addition to his six-figure chief constable’s salary, The Times has learnt.”

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The Times, 21st December 2007

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Peeping PC given suspended term – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2007 in news, police, sentencing, voyeurism by sally

“A police officer who admitted spying on a female colleague after he made a peephole into an Essex police station’s gym has received a suspended jail term.”

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BBC News, 19th December 2007

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“Fall” in deaths involving police – BBC News

Posted December 14th, 2007 in complaints, news, police by sally

“The number of people who died after coming into contact with the police in England and Wales has fallen, a report by the police watchdog says.”

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BBC News, 14th December 2007

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Reprimand for Met’s former terror chief – The Guardian

Posted December 13th, 2007 in complaints, expenses, news, police, professional conduct, terrorism by sally

“The former head of Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism unit will be reprimanded for his role in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, the Independent Police Complaints Commission said last night.”

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The Guardian, 13th December 2007

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Police terror checks broke rules – BBC News

Posted December 13th, 2007 in news, police, stop and search, terrorism by sally

“Police officers at Britain’s second biggest airport made unauthorised terrorism stops and searches, the Home Office has revealed.”

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BBC News, 12th December 2007

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No charges for police officer filmed hitting woman – The Guardian

Posted December 12th, 2007 in assault, complaints, news, police by sally

“No police officer is to be prosecuted as a result of the controversial incident in which a young woman was arrested outside a Sheffield nightclub last year, according to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.”

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The Guardian, 12th December 2007

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Murder victim was failed by the system – The Guardian

Posted December 6th, 2007 in mental health, news, police, social services by sally

“Police, social workers and other agencies missed dozens of chances to intervene in the case of a man with severe learning difficulties who was tortured and drugged before plunging to his death from a viaduct, it emerged yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 6th December 2007

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Safety laws ‘may prevent bravery’ – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2007 in health & safety, news, police by sally

“Health and safety laws may be standing in the way of police officers showing bravery, according to the chief constable of Merseyside.”

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BBC News, 5th December 2007

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Anti-terror police chief resigns – The Independent

Posted December 4th, 2007 in expenses, news, police by sally

“Britain’s top anti-terror policeman is to retire from the Metropolitan Police just days after it was revealed that he was facing an investigation into his expenses claims, it was announced today.”

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The Independent, 4th December 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk