Watchdog facing legal action over death of Black man tasered on Chelsea Bridge – The Independent

Posted October 18th, 2022 in judicial review, mental health, minorities, news, police, weapons by sally

‘The family of a vulnerable Black man who died after being tasered by police and then jumping from Chelsea Bridge have threatened to sue the police watchdog.’

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The Independent, 18th October 2022

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Inquiry after Black child mauled by police dog while being detained by armed officers – The Independent

Posted October 18th, 2022 in children, dogs, inquiries, minorities, news, police by sally

‘The police watchdog is investigating after a Black child was mauled by a police dog as he was detained by armed officers.’

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The Independent, 17th October 2022

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Met Police report: Officers getting away with breaking law – BBC News

‘Hundreds of Met Police officers have been getting away with breaking the law and misconduct, a damning report has found.’

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BBC News, 17th October 2022

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Covid: Woman accused of Sheffield lockdown rave has case thrown out – BBC News

Posted October 14th, 2022 in coronavirus, fines, news, police by tracey

‘A woman accused of hosting a rave during a coronavirus lockdown said court proceedings had been “a con” after the case against her was dropped.’

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BBC News, 14th October 2022

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Police forces asked to provide figures on strip-searches of children – The Independent

Posted October 14th, 2022 in Charity Commission, news, police, school children, statistics by tracey

‘The Children’s Commissioner has asked all police forces in England and Wales to provide figures on how many children have been strip-searched by officers since 2018.’

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The Independent, 14th October 2022

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Met Police forced to pay £6,000 after unlawful search and handcuffing of mixed-race boy – The Independent

Posted October 13th, 2022 in compensation, London, minorities, news, police, stop and search, young persons by tracey

‘The Metropolitan Police has been forced to apologise and pay £6,000 to the family of a mixed-race boy who was unlawfully searched and handcuffed, The Independent can reveal.’

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The Independent, 12th October 2022

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Turks and Caicos head said to question UK’s alleged failure to keep residents safe – The Guardian

‘A diplomatic row has broken out over the UK’s alleged delay in helping an overseas territory combat a spate of murders and untrammelled drugs trading.’

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The Guardian, 13th October 2022

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St Helens: Brothers jailed for driving van at police officer – BBC News

Posted October 13th, 2022 in dangerous driving, drug offences, news, police, sentencing by tracey

‘Two brothers have been jailed after a van was driven at a police officer leaving him with serious injuries.’

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BBC News, 12th October 2022

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Calls for Hillsborough pathology review to be suspended – The independent

Posted October 7th, 2022 in bereavement, consultations, families, government departments, inquests, news, police, sport by tracey

‘Politicians are calling for the suspension of a Home Office review into the pathology at the original Hillsborough inquests, after it emerged the victims’ families had not been consulted.’

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The Independent, 6th October 2022

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Met chief pledges to root out racists from police after further scandal – The Guardian

Posted October 7th, 2022 in London, news, police, race discrimination, racism, telecommunications by tracey

‘The new head of the Metropolitan police has promised to root out “corrupting” staff with “constructive anger” after it was revealed that recently serving officers have been posting racist content on WhatsApp.’

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The Guardian, 6th October 2022

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Inquest into police shooting of Chris Kaba due to open and adjourn – The Independent

Posted October 4th, 2022 in firearms, inquests, London, news, police by sally

‘The inquest into the death of Chris Kaba, who was shot by police in south London, is due to be opened and adjourned in a short hearing on Tuesday.’

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The Independent, 4th October 2022

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Rikki Neave police ‘ignored scientific evidence’ – BBC News

‘Six-year-old Rikki Neave disappeared after leaving home for school in November 1994 – his body was discovered the following day. A BBC investigation has found that police ignored scientific evidence to build a case against his mother, leaving his killer free for more than 20 years.’

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BBC News, 3rd October 2022

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Met faces legal action after refusing to police ‘March of the Mummies’ – The Guardian

Posted September 30th, 2022 in children, demonstrations, news, police, pre-action conduct, road traffic, women by michael

‘The Metropolitan police are facing legal action after they refused to police a major protest by mothers against the cost of childcare in central London, weeks before it was scheduled to take place.’

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The Guardian, 30th September 2022

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Dalian Atkinson’s family condemns justice system for six-year delay – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2022 in bereavement, delay, families, homicide, minorities, news, police, prosecutions by sally

‘Dalian Atkinson’s family have criticised police for taking the life of their loved one and condemned the justice system for taking six years to complete criminal trials of officers involved.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2022

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Deaths in police custody lowest since 2004-05 in England and Wales – watchdog – BBC News

Posted September 28th, 2022 in death in custody, news, police, statistics by michael

‘Deaths in police custody in England and Wales have fallen to their lowest level since 2004-05, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) says.’

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BBC News, 28th September 2022

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Coercive control: The women killed by abusive partners – BBC News

‘A new study, seen exclusively by BBC News, reveals the extent of coercive and controlling behaviour in cases where victims are killed by their current or ex-partners. Experts say organisations, including the police, NHS and social services, need to better understand the problem and intervene in abusive relationships earlier.’

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BBC News, 27th September 2022

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Met officers guilty of sharing offensive messages with Wayne Couzens – The Guardian

Posted September 22nd, 2022 in internet, London, malicious communications, news, police, racism, telecommunications by sally

‘A serving police officer and an ex-colleague have been warned there is a real possibility they will go to jail after being found guilty of sending grossly offensive misogynistic and racist messages in a WhatsApp group that included Sarah Everard’s killer.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2022

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The police killing of Chris Kaba – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2022 in families, firearms, homicide, news, podcasts, police, professional conduct, video recordings by sally

‘The killing of a 24-year-old black man by firearms officers in south London comes at a time of plummeting faith in the police and serious questions about accountability for the new Met chief.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2022

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Met police suspend officer involved in fatal shooting of Chris Kaba – The Guardian

Posted September 13th, 2022 in disciplinary procedures, firearms, homicide, London, minorities, news, police by tracey

‘The Metropolitan police officer who fired the shot that killed 24-year-old Chris Kaba has been suspended from frontline duties, the Metropolitan police have confirmed in a statement.’

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The Guardian, 12th September 2022

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Call for UK’s biggest police force to stop using facial recognition technology – The Independent

Posted September 12th, 2022 in facial mapping, London, news, police, privacy by tracey

‘Fourteen campaign groups have written an open letter to new Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley calling on him to end the use of facial recognition technology.’

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The Independent, 9th September 2022

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