Judge rejects challenge to police decision on council conduct and criminal proceedings – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 9th, 2018 in criminal procedure, local government, news, police, prosecutions by tracey

‘The High Court has dismissed a challenge to a decision by Thames Valley Police that, regarding the conduct of Oxfordshire County Council, there was insufficient evidence to meet the Crown Prosecution Service’s threshold so as to justify criminal proceedings against anyone.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 9th October 2018

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Westminster attack: PC Keith Palmer could have been saved if Met put armed police on Parliament gates, coroner finds – The Independent

Posted October 4th, 2018 in firearms, inquests, London, news, parliament, police by tracey

‘”Shortcomings in security” outside the Houses of Parliament contributed to the death of a police officer during the Westminster attack, a coroner has concluded.’

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The Independent, 3rd October 2018

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Police super-database prompts Liberty warning on privacy – The Guardian

Posted October 1st, 2018 in consultations, criminal records, news, police, privacy by sally

‘A new super-database being built for the police represents a “grave” risk to privacy, a leading human rights group has said.’

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The Guardian, 1 October 2018

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Charity brings legal action against Home Office over use of children as spies – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 1st, 2018 in children, judicial review, news, police, spying by sally

‘A charity has issued judicial review proceedings against the Home Office concerning the use of children as spies by the police and other investigative agencies.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 28th September 2018

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Judge hits out at case against senior police officer accused of ‘shoulder barging’ female colleague – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 1st, 2018 in assault, news, police, prosecutions, Uncategorized by sally

‘A judge and police leaders have questioned why a senior counter-terror officer had to face a criminal trial over a complaint that he “shoulder-barged” a female colleague.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th September 2018

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Police demands for potential rape victims’ data spark privacy fears – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2018 in data protection, news, police, privacy, rape, victims by sally

‘Police are demanding almost unfettered access to highly personal records and data from potential rape victims before pressing ahead with their cases, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 25th September 2018

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Judge slams decision to house paedophile near children’s home – BBC News

‘A judge has ordered a police force and council to pay £52,000 to a sex abuse victim after a convicted paedophile was housed near his children’s home.’

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BBC News, 24th September 2018

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Croydon cat killer: Mystery solved by police after three years amid 400 mutilations – The Independent

Posted September 21st, 2018 in animal cruelty, animals, forensic science, news, police by tracey

‘Police have revealed the identity of the so-called Croydon cat killer. Experts ruled foxes or other wildlife were likely behind the mutilations of several hundred cats that died in the south London borough and beyond, the Metropolitan Police said. There is no evidence of human involvement in the grisly incidents, the force said following an investigation lasting nearly three years, adding that it had informed the RSPCA and campaign group South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty (Snarl) of its findings.’

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The Independent, 20th September 2018

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Police ‘aware’ undercover officer was in relationship – BBC News

Posted September 21st, 2018 in news, police, spying by tracey

‘Police have admitted for the first time that an undercover officer had a sexual relationship with an environmental activist with the knowledge of bosses.’

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BBC News, 21st September 2018

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No-deal Brexit will make it harder to bring foreign criminals to justice, police leader warns – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 19th, 2018 in brexit, criminal justice, criminal records, EC law, news, police, warrants by sally

‘A no-deal Brexitwill make it harder to bring the two Russian agents responsible for the Novichok attack to justice, one of the country’s most senior police officers has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th September 2018

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Stop and search makes crime more likely, report finds – The Guardian

Posted September 19th, 2018 in crime prevention, gangs, news, police, stop and search by sally

‘The police tactic of stop and search is increasing the likelihood of crime rather than preventing it, finds a report that paints a bleak picture of young men and boys snapping under the pressure of relentless checks sometimes multiple times a day.’

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The Guardian, 18th September 2018

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Response to the report on the use of terrorism legislation after Westminster Bridge – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted September 14th, 2018 in detention, news, police, reports, terrorism by tracey

‘The government response to the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation’s report into the use of legislation following the Westminster Bridge attack.’

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CPS to take no action against police over death of Leon Briggs – The Guardian

Posted September 13th, 2018 in Crown Prosecution Service, death in custody, mental health, news, police, prosecutions by tracey

‘The police watchdog passed a file to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in March 2016 concerning two Bedfordshire police constables, three sergeants and a member of police staff, suggesting they may have committed crimes over the death of Leon Briggs in 2013. In January prosecutors said no action would be taken against one of the officers, and they have now confirmed that the other five people will also face no charges.’

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The Guardian, 12th September 2018

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Met Police officers to be quizzed over spit hoods – BBC News

Posted September 13th, 2018 in London, news, police by tracey

‘Met Police officers are to be quizzed about whether they should have a spit guard at their disposal. Commissioner Cressida Dick has previously said front-line officers would not be given the mesh guards. Members of the Met Police Federation (MPF) will also be asked if they have been spat at or bitten on duty in the past two years as part of the survey.’

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BBC News, 13th September 2018

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Jail time to double for assaulting an emergency worker – Ministry of Justice

‘New law protecting emergency workers from assault to receive Royal Assent today (Thursday 13 September 2018).’

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Ministry of Justice, 13th September 2018

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Woman was murdered by stalker ex-boyfriend after police blunders, report finds – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 13th, 2018 in armed forces, murder, news, police, reports, stalking by tracey

‘A stalking victim was murdered by her ex-boyfriend after police left it to the soldier’s Army bosses to warn him about his behaviour, a report has found.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th September 2018

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Alice Ruggles murder: Police ‘failed to investigate concerns properly’ – BBC News

Posted September 12th, 2018 in harassment, murder, news, police, stalking by tracey

‘Police officers failed to properly investigate complaints a young woman made against her former boyfriend in the days before he brutally murdered her, the police watchdog has found.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2018

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Home Office ignorant of strain on police after cuts, says watchdog – The Guardian

Posted September 11th, 2018 in budgets, news, police, reports by tracey

‘Whitehall’s spending watchdog has accused the Home Office of being ignorant of the strain that police officers are under after funding cuts led to 45,000 job losses.’

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The Guardian, 11th September 2018

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Met police dropped 30,000 criminal investigations in first 24 hours last year – The Guardian

Posted September 10th, 2018 in budgets, London, news, police, prosecutions, statistics by tracey

‘The Metropolitan police are increasingly dropping investigations into serious crimes such as sexual offences, violent attacks and arson within hours of them being reported, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 9th September 2018

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Child arrests plummet by 68% across England and Wales since 2010 – The Independent

Posted September 10th, 2018 in children, news, police, statistics, young offenders, young persons by tracey

‘Arrests of children have plummeted by more than two-thirds across England and Wales since 2010 as police work to put fewer young people behind bars, research has found.’

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The Independent, 10th September 2018

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