When Coroners are unsure – Park Square Barristers

‘The Court held that a Coroner was entitled to remain unsure about the particulars of the death of an individual who was shot by a member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary.’

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Park Square Barristers, 16th November 2018

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Disclosure Is Essential To A Fair Trial. We Must Get It Right – Rights Info

Posted December 12th, 2018 in Crown Prosecution Service, disclosure, human rights, news, police by sally

‘Barrister Stefan Hyman outlines why the duty of disclosure is integral to our criminal justice system and vital to a fair trial, a fundamental human right.’

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Rights Info, 12th December 2018

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Police to stop passing on immigration status of crime victims – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2018 in codes of practice, data protection, deportation, immigration, news, police, victims by tracey

‘Police will cease to automatically pass information about people suspected of being in the country illegally to deportation authorities if they come forward as victims of crime, according to a new policy hammered out in the wake of the Windrush scandal, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2018

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Hillsborough police chief to face 95 manslaughter charges after judge rejects bid to halt prosecution – The Independent

‘The former chief superintendent of South Yorkshire Police is to stand trial for the manslaughter of 95 fans at Hillsborough after an attempt to halt the case failed.’

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The Independent, 6th December 2018

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Police, military and courts lagging decades behind on ethnic diversity – The Guardian

Posted December 6th, 2018 in armed forces, diversity, judiciary, minorities, news, police by sally

‘Some of the groups wielding the most power in British society, such as the police, the judiciary and the military, are decades away from becoming as ethnically diverse as the population they serve, Guardian analysis has found.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2018

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Detective sues own force claiming they ignored his domestic abuse allegations because he is a man – Daily Telegraph

‘A detective is suing his own police force claiming that it ignored allegations that he was a victim of domestic abuse because he is a man.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th December 2018

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Police launch urgent review of child cadet programmes ‘being abused by officers for sexual purposes’ – The Independent

Posted December 4th, 2018 in child abuse, news, police, vetting, volunteers, young persons by tracey

‘Police forces are launching an urgent review of volunteer cadet programmes amid fears they are being used by paedophiles to gain access to children. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is investigating several police officers who worked with cadet groups – which are for young people aged between 13 and 18 – in London and Manchester, and called for safeguarding checks across England and Wales.’

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The Independent, 4th December 2018

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Met police driver faces criminal investigation after ramming moped – The Guardian

Posted December 4th, 2018 in news, police, road traffic, road traffic offences, robbery, young offenders by tracey

‘A Metropolitan police driver is under criminal investigation after using a special tactic to deliberately knock a fleeing suspect off a moped, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2018

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Safeguards governing investigatory powers come into effect – Home Office

‘Government commences final provision in the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 subject to the double-lock safeguard requiring judicial approval.’

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Home Office, 28th November 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Met Police officer jailed for raping teenage girl twice – The Independent

Posted December 3rd, 2018 in abuse of position of trust, news, police, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A police officer has been jailed for twice raping a 16-year-old girl’

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The Independent, 1st December 2018

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Home Secretary gives backing to police who ram scooter criminals – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 29th, 2018 in motorcycles, news, police, statistics by tracey

‘he Home Secretary has offered his backing to police who ram moped thieves from their scooters saying it is “exactly what we need”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th November 2018

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Former postman wrongfully convicted of attempted rape to sue police force over forensic failings – The Independent

‘A former postman who was wrongly convicted of attempted rape is suing West Mercia police after it emerged that the force had failed to detect another man’s DNA on the victim’s clothing.’

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The Independent, 28th November 2018

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Police ‘picking up pieces of mental health system’, says watchdog – The Guardian

Posted November 27th, 2018 in budgets, mental health, news, ombudsmen, police, statistics by tracey

‘Overstretched police forces are having to “pick up the pieces of a broken mental health system” on top of tackling crime, the emergency services watchdog has found. More than half of all mental health patients who need help in a place of safety are taken there in a police car rather than an ambulance, according to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, Fire and Rescue Services.’

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The Guardian, 27th November 2018

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Stop and search has no real impact on reducing knife crime, research suggests – The Independent

Posted November 26th, 2018 in news, offensive weapons, police, stop and search by tracey

‘Stop and search does not significantly reduce knife crime, research has suggested, as the home secretary and senior police officers call for the power to be used more widely.’

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The Independent, 25th November 2018

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Ian Naude: Cheshire PC convicted of raping 13-year-old girl – BBC News

Posted November 16th, 2018 in child abuse, news, police, rape by tracey

‘A policeman described as a “committed paedophile” has been convicted of raping a 13-year-old girl.’

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BBC News, 15th November 2018

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Families whose loved ones died in NHS mental health care call for inquiry and reforms as police drop investigation – The Independent

‘A decision to drop the investigation into the deaths of up to 25 people in the care of NHS mental health services has been described by as a “bombshell” that leaves them without “accountability or recourse”, by their families. Essex Police had spent nearly two years investigating deaths across nine sites at North Essex Partnership University Trust since 2000.’

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The Independent, 15th November 2018

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Speech by Sir Ernest Ryder, Senior President of Tribunals: Diversity and Judgecraft – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted November 15th, 2018 in criminal justice, diversity, equality, judges, judiciary, police, race discrimination, speeches by tracey

‘Speech by Sir Ernest Ryder, Senior President of Tribunals: Diversity and Judgecraft.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 14th November 2018

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Give victims right to challenge police and parole decisions, say MPs and Lords – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 13th, 2018 in compensation, consultations, criminal justice, disclosure, news, parole, police, victims by sally

‘Crime victims must get new legal rights to challenge parole and police decisions, a new all party group of MPs and Lords will demand today (Tues).’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th November 2018

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Ministers will not scrap ‘reasonable grounds’ stop and search rule – The Guardian

Posted November 13th, 2018 in investigatory powers, news, police, reasons, stop and search, weapons by sally

‘The government has ruled out changing stop and search rules to allow police to use the power without reasonable grounds to suspect wrongdoing, while saying they want to “reduce bureaucracy” over such operations.’

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The Guardian, 12th November 2018

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Police ‘hamstrung’ by outdated technology in fight against crime, Cressida Dick warns – The Independent

Posted November 12th, 2018 in crime prevention, facial mapping, news, offensive weapons, police by tracey

‘Britain’s most senior police officer has said officers are “hamstrung” by outdated technology while the “bad guys” race ahead. Cressida Dick, commissioner of London’s Metropolitan Police, said the government had repeatedly called on the police service to transform itself and make use of new technology, but failed to provide the national leadership needed to do it.’

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The Independent, 11th November 2018

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