Child Q: Black professionals urge education secretary to take action following strip-search – The Independent

‘The education secretary must take immediate action to tackle institutional racism within the education sector following the “dehumanising” strip-search of a black child in London, a collective of black professionals has demanded.’

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The Independent, 26th March 2022

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Police will not investigate Noel Clarke sex offence allegations – The Independent

Posted March 28th, 2022 in criminal justice, news, performing arts, police, sexual offences by tracey

‘Police have confirmed that no criminal investigation will be launched after sexual offence allegations were made against actor Noel Clarke.’

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The Independent, 27th March 2022

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Birmingham pub bombings: Chris Mullin wins fight to protect source – The Guardian

‘Chris Mullin, the journalist and former MP, has won the right to protect his sources in a historic freedom of the press case at the Old Bailey.’

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2022

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Met’s handling of police corruption ‘not fit for purpose’ – The Independent

Posted March 23rd, 2022 in corruption, inquiries, murder, news, ombudsmen, police by sally

‘The Metropolitan Police’s approach to tackling corruption within its ranks is “fundamentally flawed” and is “not fit for purpose”, a watchdog has found.’

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The Independent, 22nd March 2022

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Police guidance on facial recognition technology ‘a hammer blow to privacy’ – The Independent

Posted March 22nd, 2022 in facial mapping, identification, news, police, privacy, victims, witnesses by tracey

‘Innocent people like victims and potential witnesses could be placed on police watchlists under guidance on the use of facial recognition systems, civil liberties groups have warned.’

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The Independent, 22nd March 2022

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Judge to rule in police bid for Birmingham bombing journalist material – The Independent

Posted March 22nd, 2022 in disclosure, media, miscarriage of justice, news, police, terrorism by tracey

‘A judge is expected to deliver his ruling in the case of a journalist who investigated the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings and resisted a police bid to force him to reveal his sources.’

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The Independent, 22nd March 2022

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80% of UK police accused of domestic abuse kept jobs, figures show – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2022 in disciplinary procedures, domestic violence, news, police, statistics by tracey

‘More than 1,000 police officers and staff accused of domestic abuse are still serving in law enforcement, new figures show. Eight out of 10 kept their jobs after the allegations were made, with a small fraction being disciplined or dismissed.’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2022

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Stalking: Five orders issued compared to 7,000 complaints – BBC News

Posted March 16th, 2022 in news, police, stalking, statistics, victims by tracey

‘Only five stalking protection orders were issued in Wales last year despite more than 7,000 reported offences.’

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BBC News, 16th March 2022

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New forensics technology can detect blood specks on dark clothing within seconds – The Independent

Posted March 16th, 2022 in forensic science, news, police, violence by tracey

‘Forensics scientists are now able to spot tiny specks of blood on dark clothing in a matter of seconds, sometimes resulting in crucial evidence.’

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The Independent, 16th March 2022

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Met Police apologises for strip-search of Hackney schoolgirl – BBC News

‘A black schoolgirl was strip-searched by police after being wrongly suspected of carrying cannabis.’

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BBC News, 15th March 2022

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Victory for claimants in Sarah Everard vigil case – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 15th, 2022 in coronavirus, demonstrations, freedom of expression, London, news, police by tracey

‘Leigh & Ors v (1) The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and (2) Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (Interested Party) [2022] EWHC 527. A year after the kidnap, rape and murder of Sarah Everard by serving Metropolitan Police officer Wayne Couzens, the Divisional Court has given its judgment on the MPS response to the proposed vigil for Ms Everard organised by #ReclaimTheseStreets on Clapham Common, near where she was last seen alive.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 14th March 2022

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Police officer faces criminal inquiry over fatal shooting of unarmed man – The Guardian

Posted March 15th, 2022 in firearms, homicide, news, police by tracey

‘A police firearms officer is being investigated for potential homicide offences after an unarmed man was shot dead.’

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The Guardian, 14th March 2022

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South Wales Police: Former PC guilty of gross misconduct – BBC News

Posted March 15th, 2022 in corruption, news, notification, police, professional conduct, Wales by tracey

‘A former police officer with links to notorious criminals has been found to have committed gross misconduct.’

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BBC News, 14th March 2022

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Anti-stalking orders ‘fail to protect women from danger’ – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2022 in government departments, news, police, stalking, statistics, victims, women by tracey

‘New powers to shield stalking victims from dangerous perpetrators were “mis-sold” by the government and are failing to provide rapid protection, according to a damning report sent to the Home Office.’

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The Guardian, 12th March 2022

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Police acted unlawfully over Everard vigil, court rules – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Metropolitan Police unlawfully failed to consider whether the right to protest provided a “reasonable excuse” under coronavirus restrictions to organise a vigil for murder victim Sarah Everard, the High Court ruled today.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 11th March 2022

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Attorney General vows to put Russia’s war criminals ‘behind bars’ – The Independent

‘The Attorney General has vowed to put Russian soldiers found guilty of war crimes in Ukraine behind bars.’

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The Independent. 13th March 2022

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Watchdog tells police bosses to stop declaring thoughts are crimes – The Independent

Posted March 11th, 2022 in criminal justice, hate crime, news, ombudsmen, police by tracey

‘There is “no such thing as a thought crime”, the outgoing chief inspector of constabulary said as he told police bosses they “enforce the law, they do not make it”.’

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The Independent, 10th March 2022

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Boris Johnson’s push to recruit 20,000 more police increased risk of ‘unsuitable’ officers, watchdog finds – The Independent

Posted March 11th, 2022 in disciplinary procedures, government departments, news, ombudsmen, police by tracey

‘Risks that racist and misogynist police could slip through checks were increased by the government’s push to rapidly recruit 20,000 extra officers, a watchdog has found.’

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The Independent, 11th March 2022

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Bristol woman who hit officer with skateboard during protest jailed – The Guardian

Posted March 11th, 2022 in bills, criminal justice, imprisonment, news, police, sentencing, violent disorder by tracey

‘A woman who hit a police officer on the head with a skateboard during last year’s riot in Bristol has been jailed for five and a half years.’

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The Guardian, 10th March 2022

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Police officers should work under ‘licence’ to restore trust – report for England and Wales – The Guardian

Posted March 8th, 2022 in continuing professional development, licensing, news, police, reports by tracey

‘Police officers should work under a licence that must be renewed every five years and be subject to strict conditions to boost confidence in policing, an independent review has recommended. The Strategic Review of Policing in England and Wales, chaired by Sir Michael Barber and carried out by the Police Foundation thinktank, contains 56 recommendations urging radical reform to police culture, skills and training, and organisational structure.’

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The Guardian, 7th March 2022

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