Police misconduct costs forces £44m – The Times

Posted December 3rd, 2007 in compensation, damages, news, police by sally

“Police forces have paid out more than £44 million in compensation and damages in the past five years, mostly to victims of alleged police misconduct, The Times has learnt.”

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The Times, 3rd December 2007

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Compensation for firearms officer made ill by sexist taunts – The Times

Posted November 28th, 2007 in news, police, sex discrimination by sally

“A female firearms officer whose colleagues watched an X-rated television channel while on duty and taunted her about her breasts has won her claim of sex discrimination.”

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The Times, 28th November 2007

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Innocents fear DNA database errors – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 26th, 2007 in DNA, news, police by sally

“Thousands of people could be accused of a crime they did not commit as a result of errors in records on the national DNA database, it emerged last night.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th November 2007

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Anti-terrorism officer faces inquiry into expenses claims – The Guardian

Posted November 26th, 2007 in expenses, news, police by sally

“Scotland Yard’s most senior anti-terrorism officer is facing questions about his expenses claims, it emerged yesterday. Assistant commissioner Andy Hayman has been asked to explain the bills, which insiders say are higher than for other officers of his rank.”

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The Guardian, 26th November 2007

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Child abuse allegations over top policeman who quit – The Times

Posted November 26th, 2007 in child abuse, judges, news, police by sally

“The chief constable who resigned amid allegations of financial wrongdoing and misuse of police equipment was also being investigated in connection with his force’s dismissal of child abuse claims against a judge, The Times can disclose.”

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The Times, 24th November 2007

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Embattled Scotland yard chief survives critical vote – The Times

Posted November 23rd, 2007 in news, police by sally

“Sir Ian Blair declared himself ‘a man of honour’ today as he survived a motion of no confidence in his leadership of the Metropolitan Police.”

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The Times, 23rd November 2007

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Police chief ‘wasted court’s time’ – The Times

Posted November 22nd, 2007 in news, police, road traffic offences by sally

“Britain’s most senior traffic policeman has been criticised for wasting court time after he failed to answer a speeding charge yesterday, claiming that he had still not found a solicitor to represent him.”

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The Times,  22nd November 2007

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Police filmed buying cigarettes for children – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 21st, 2007 in children, news, police, smoking by sally

“An investigation has been launched after an Internet video appeared to show police officers buying cigarettes for underage youths.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st November 2007

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Campaigners hit by decryption law – BBC News

Posted November 21st, 2007 in encryption, investigatory powers, news, police by sally

“Animal rights activists are thought to be the first Britons to be asked to hand over to the police keys to data encrypted on their computers.”

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BBC News, 20th November 2007

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Mascot is too white, male and blond…so Met introduces the PC PCs – The Times

Posted November 20th, 2007 in minorities, news, police by sally

“Scotland Yard is spending £15,000 on ethnically diverse police mascots after complaints that PCSO Steve, its current rubber representative, is too white, too male, and too blond.”

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The Times, 20th November 2007

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Police action over TV film ‘undermined free speech’ – The Times

Posted November 20th, 2007 in freedom of expression, Islam, media, news, police by sally

“MPs have accused West Midlands Police of seeking to undermine freedom of speech by making a ‘perverse’ complaint about a Channel 4 programme that exposed extremism in a British mosque.”

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The Times, 20th November 2007

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CPS decision on the death of Paul Coker – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted November 19th, 2007 in health & safety, negligence, police, press releases by sally

“The Crown Prosecution Service has today advised all concerned parties that there is insufficient evidence to charge any individuals with any offences in relation to the tragic death of Paul Coker at Plumstead Police Station, South London on 6 August 2005.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 15th November 2007

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Jailed Asian officer to be cleared – The Guardian

Posted November 19th, 2007 in appeals, news, police, race discrimination, theft by sally

“An Asian police officer who claims his colleagues framed him for theft after he sued his force for racism is to have his criminal conviction quashed today.”

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The Guardian, 19th November 2007

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Diabetic in coma shot with Taser out of fear he was suicide bomber – The Times

Posted November 16th, 2007 in news, police, terrorism, weapons by sally

“A man who slipped into a diabetic coma on a bus was shot twice with a Taser gun because police mistook him for an Arab suicide bomber.”

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The Times, 16th November 2007

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Police complaints on the increase – BBC News

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

“Almost half of complaints against police are allegations of rudeness or neglect, according to a watchdog.”

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BBC News, 14th November 2007

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Brown to confirm role for police in border force – The Guardian

Posted November 14th, 2007 in immigration, news, police, terrorism by sally

“Gordon Brown will today clarify the future role of the police in his plans for a unified border force designed to track and stem the flow of potential terrorists into the country.”

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The Guardian, 14th November 2007

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Targets ‘let dangerous criminals escape net’ – The Times

Posted November 13th, 2007 in crime, news, police, statistics by sally

“Police are neglecting to tackle serious, violent crimes and focusing instead on more minor offences as they strive to meet government targets, the man charged with shaping the future of policing in England and Wales has admitted.”

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The Times, 13th November 2007

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Youngsters ‘call for more police’ – BBC News

Posted November 13th, 2007 in children, crime, news, police, statistics by sally

“Six out of 10 young people want more police on the streets to protect them from crime, according to a survey.”

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BBC News, 13th November 2007

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Sir Ian Blair ‘broke law’ in delaying inquiry – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 13th, 2007 in health & safety, news, police by sally

“The embattled Metropolitan Police Commissioner personally broke the law when he delayed an independent inquiry into the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, the Tories have claimed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th November 2007

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Met police inquiry into unexplained £2m expense spending – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2007 in expenses, news, police by sally

“The Metropolitan police last night confirmed that it has launched an investigation into reports that millions of pounds in police expenses have gone missing.”

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The Guardian, 12th November 2007

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