Police and council acted unlawfully when using 1847 law to seize sheep – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 21st, 2019 in animals, compensation, confiscation, damages, local government, news, police by tracey

‘A council and the police acted unlawfully when they used a Victorian law against a shepherd whose sheep had entered a village.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st March 2019

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Murder conviction quashed after detective hid relationship with juror – The Guardian

Posted March 20th, 2019 in disclosure, juries, murder, news, police, retrials by sally

‘Three killers had their murder convictions quashed because a police officer involved in the case failed to disclose she knew one of the jurors in their trial, it has been revealed.’

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The Guardian, 19th March 2019

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Revenge porn threats should be made illegal, review suggests, after Alice Ruggles murder – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 20th, 2019 in armed forces, domestic violence, murder, news, police, pornography, stalking by sally

‘Revenge porn threats should be made illegal after the murder of Alice Ruggles, a domestic homicide review has recommended.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th March 2019

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Tommy Robinson loses court case against police as judge says ‘Mr Lennon is not as well known as he might think’ – The Independent

Posted March 18th, 2019 in harassment, news, police by tracey

‘Tommy Robinson has lost a court case in which he claimed he was a victim of police harassment when he was asked to leave a pub, with the judge telling him he is “not as well known as he or his supporters might think”.’

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The Independent, 16th March 2019

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Changes to police bail has led to further delays and more uncertainty – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 18th, 2019 in bail, delay, news, police by tracey

‘A landmark legal move introduced to prevent suspects spending months languishing on police bail, has backfired with people now spending even longer in limbo, official data has revealed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th March 2019

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Essex child abuse detectives guilty of misconduct – BBC News

‘Two police officers who scuppered child abuse investigations through laziness have been found guilty of misconduct in a public office.’

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BBC News, 14th March 2019

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Half of children who are tasered come from BAME groups – report – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2019 in children, minorities, news, police, restraint, statistics, weapons by sally

‘Half of the children tasered by police, and a third of those restrained using spit hoods, in England are black or from other minority ethnic groups, according to figures obtained by children’s rights campaigners.’

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The Guardian, 12th March 2019

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Police guilty of gross misconduct in domestic abuse murder case – The Guardian

‘Police officers risk losing their jobs and pensions if they fail to properly investigate domestic abuse including stalking, harassment and coercive control following a landmark misconduct ruling.’

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The Guardian, 9th March 2019

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Newcastle rape and trafficking trials collapse over police failings – BBC News

‘The case against a gang accused of trafficking and raping young girls has collapsed because of police failings.’

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BBC News, 7th March 2019

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High Court gives green light to judicial review challenge over guidance on use of children as spies – Local Government Lawyer

‘The High Court has granted charity Just for Kids Law permission to proceed with its judicial review challenge over the use of children as spies by the police and other investigative agencies.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th March 2019

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Battle of Orgreave: Home Office rejects independent review – The Guardian

Posted March 5th, 2019 in demonstrations, industrial action, inquiries, miners, news, police, violence by tracey

‘The home secretary has rejected an offer by the bishop of Sheffield to set up an independent panel to examine events surrounding the “battle of Orgreave”, one if the most brutal clashes between police and miners during the 1984 miners’ strike.’

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The Guardian, 4th March 2019

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Women who fell for police spies say they were victims of ‘co-ordinated rape’ – BBC News

Posted March 4th, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, news, police, spying by sally

‘A woman who found out her partner was a policeman paid to spy on her group of activists has said she is the victim of a “conspiracy to rape”.’

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BBC News, 4th March 2019

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New Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner announced – Home Office

Posted February 25th, 2019 in enforcement, forced labour, police, press releases, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘Sara Thornton to take up role to help combat modern slavery.’

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Home Office, 22nd February 2019

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Police force ‘discriminated against white heterosexual male’ – BBC News

‘A police force which rejected a “well prepared” potential recruit because he is a white, heterosexual male has been found guilty of discrimination.’

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BBC News, 22nd February 2019

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Police leader calls for laws to allow positive race discrimination – The Guardian

Posted February 22nd, 2019 in diversity, minorities, news, police by tracey

‘Radical new laws should allow police to positively discriminate in favour of minority ethnic recruits, otherwise the ranks of officers will be too white for decades to come, the leader of Britain’s police chiefs has said.’

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2019

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Police to get more stop and search powers to tackle acid attacks – Home Office

‘Home Secretary Sajid Javid will give police new powers to stop and search anyone suspected of carrying a corrosive substance in public.’

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Home Office, 20th February 2019

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Before facial recognition tech can be used, it needs to be limited – The Independent

‘New research on facial recognition technology trials by police calls for tighter regulation to protect human rights.’

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The Independent, 21st February 2019

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As The State Continues Its Censorship, We Need To Remember That Drill Artists Have Free Speech Too – Rights Info

‘South London Drill artists AM and Skengdo were handed suspended jail sentences for performing their song ‘Attempted’ at a concert in Camden in December 2018.’

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Rights Info, 19th February 2019

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Police officer Peter Drummond had sex with girl aged 14 – BBC News

Posted February 19th, 2019 in child abuse, children, internet, news, police, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A police officer has been found guilty of having sex with a 14-year-old girl he befriended on social media.’

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BBC News, 18th February 2019

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Is it OK to call my MP a Nazi? – Doughty Street Chambers

‘Colleague Joel Bennathan QC notes the increase in reports of abuse of those in public life, notably the recent “Nazi” slurs levelled against Anna Soubry MP in the street. But is that kind of behaviour a crime, and were the police at fault for not intervening at the time?’

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Doughty Street Chambers, 11th January 2019

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