Stephen Port victims’ families ‘sceptical’ of police reforms – The Independent

‘A lawyer representing the victims of Stephen Port has said they remain sceptical about proposed policing reforms to how unexplained deaths are reported.’

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The Independent, 21st April 2022

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Police watchdog: ethnic minorities need protection from unfair stop and search – The Guardian

Posted April 21st, 2022 in children, minorities, news, police, stop and search by sally

‘Police abuse of their stop and search powers is so serious that black people need “protecting” from stereotyping and racial biases, the police watchdog said, as it revealed allegations one child was stopped 60 times.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2022

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Death classifications expanded after serial killer inquests – BBC News

‘The national police approach to investigating unexplained deaths is to be reformed following the inquests for victims of serial killer Stephen Port.’

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BBC News, 20th April 2022

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Rochdale grooming: Abused women receive police damages – BBC News

‘Three women who were groomed, raped and abused by gangs of men in Rochdale have received “substantial” damages and an apology from Greater Manchester Police.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2022

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Dorset, West Mercia and Bedfordshire police told to improve – BBC News

Posted April 13th, 2022 in criminal justice, news, ombudsmen, police, victims by tracey

‘A watchdog has ordered three police forces to improve how they investigate crime and respond to the public.’

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BBC News, 13th April 2022

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Former officer poisoned by Novichok in Salisbury settles claim against Wiltshire Police – The Independent

Posted April 13th, 2022 in attempted murder, compensation, murder, news, poisoning, police, Russia by tracey

‘A former police officer who was poisoned in the Salisbury Novichok attack has reached a settlement in a legal case against his former force, his lawyers have said.’

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The Independent, 13th April 2022

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Dog-walking Dorset Police officer faked injury for £150k – BBC News

‘A former police officer who feigned injury and claimed almost £150,000 from the force has been found guilty of gross misconduct.’

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BBC News, 11th April 2022

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High court denies Met permission to challenge ruling on Sarah Everard vigil – The Guardian

‘The Metropolitan police has been refused permission for a “hopeless” appeal against a high court ruling that found the force breached the rights of organisers of a vigil for Sarah Everard in south London last year.’

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The Guardian, 11th April 2022

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Rape prosecution plan lacks ambition, say MPs – BBC News

Posted April 12th, 2022 in criminal justice, news, police, rape, select committees, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Stronger reforms to England and Wales’ criminal justice system are needed to tackle the “shocking” collapse in rape prosecutions, a report by MPs says.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2022

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Police failed woman who killed herself in Blackburn cell, inquest finds – The Guardian

‘Police officers failed a vulnerable and suicidal woman after arresting her and putting her in a police cell where she killed herself, an inquest jury has found.’

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The Guardian, 7th April 2022

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Warburton v. Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police: Applying the Statutory Test – Easier Said Than Done – Littleton Chambers

‘The Claimant’s case centred primarily around an allegation that he had been victimised, contrary to s.27 Equality Act 2010. His contention was that the Respondent police force had refused his application to become a police officer because he had outstanding Employment Tribunal proceedings alleging discrimination against another police force. Those proceedings were a protected act.’

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Littleton Chambers, 21st March 2022

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Rape victim sues police for naming her online – BBC News

‘A woman who was gang-raped by men claiming to be Welsh rugby players has sued the police for naming her online.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2022

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Administering the last rites at crime scenes: police guidance – Law & Religion UK

Posted April 7th, 2022 in Christianity, murder, news, police, victims by sally

‘Following the assassination of Sir David Amess on 15 October 2021, considerable concern was expressed that a Roman Catholic priest, Father Jeffrey Woolnough, had been refused permission to pass through a police cordon to administer the sacrament of the anointing of the sick to Sir David Amess as he lay dying.’

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Law & Religion UK, 5th April 2022

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Greater Manchester Police officer who had sex with rape victim jailed – BBC News

‘A “predatory” police officer who had a secret sexual relationship with a rape victim has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 4th April 2022

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Child Q: Met Police changes strip-search policy in two London boroughs – BBC News

‘A strip-search of any child in two London boroughs will need approval from an inspector in the wake of the Child Q controversy, the Met Police says.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2022

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Met police officer charged with GBH after man paralysed by Taser – The Guardian

Posted April 1st, 2022 in firearms, grievous bodily harm, news, police, professional conduct by sally

‘A Metropolitan police officer has been charged with grievous bodily harm after a black man was shot with a Taser and left paralysed from the chest down.’

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The Guardian, 31st March 2022

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Ex-Wiltshire police worker jailed for affair with rapist she was supervising – The Guardian

‘A female police worker has been jailed for having an affair with a convicted rapist she was supposed to be supervising.’

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The Guardian, 30th March 2022

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Former Thames Valley Police officer pleads guilty to misconduct in public office – The Independent

Posted March 31st, 2022 in computer crime, misfeasance in public office, news, police by sally

‘An-ex police constable has admitted pursuing a number of women for sex after meeting them during the course of his duties, a watchdog has said.’

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The Independent, 30th March 2022

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Black abuse campaigners get Valerie’s Law proposal heard – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2022 in domestic violence, murder, news, parliament, police, race discrimination, racism, victims by sally

‘Black domestic abuse campaigners say they have “made history” by getting their campaign for Valerie’s Law heard by the government for the first time.’

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BBC News, 29th March 2022

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UK’s draft refugee and police laws are ‘human rights vandalism’, says Amnesty – The Guardian

Posted March 29th, 2022 in bills, human rights, news, police, refugees by sally

‘The government’s attack on fundamental rights and protections enshrined in UK law is an “act of human rights vandalism” that would curtail the ability of people to hold the state to account, Amnesty International has claimed.’

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The Guardian, 29th March 2022

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