‘They saw me as calculating, not a child’: how adultification leads to black children being treated as criminals – The Guardian

‘The police strip-search at school of Child Q caused outrage. But experts say it is just one example of how black children are perceived as more mature – and culpable – than white peers.’

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The Guardian, 5th July 2022

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Oldham child sex abuse: Victim highlighted in report wants justice – BBC News

Posted July 5th, 2022 in child abuse, local government, news, police, rape, reports, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘A woman who was repeatedly raped as a child has demanded justice after a report found that the police and a council failed her.’

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BBC News, 4th July 2022

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Watchdogs condemn police response to domestic abuse claims against officers – The Guardian

‘Police forces in England and Wales are responding to reports of their own officers committing domestic abuse in a way that is “significantly harming the public interest”, with just 9% of such allegations leading to criminal charges, a joint watchdog investigation has found.’

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The Guardian, 30th June 2022

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Stephen Port: Met to be re-investigated over serial killer – BBC News

Posted June 23rd, 2022 in inquests, London, murder, news, police by sally

‘The way the Met Police initially handled the deaths of four men murdered by serial killer Stephen Port is to be re-investigated by the police watchdog.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2022

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Three ex-officers banned from policing over racist, sexist WhatsApp chats – The Independent

Posted June 23rd, 2022 in disciplinary procedures, dismissal, internet, news, police, pornography, racism by sally

‘Two former police officers have been barred from working in the role again for their part in a WhatsApp group that shared bestiality porn and rape jokes.’

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The Independent, 22nd June 2022

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Paddy Power beheading: Coroner highlights authority ‘failures’ – BBC News

Posted June 22nd, 2022 in coroners, inquests, mental health, murder, news, offensive weapons, police by sally

‘The death of a man who was decapitated in a betting shop “would not have occurred” if his attacker had been referred to mental health services the month before, a coroner has concluded.’

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BBC News, 21st June 2022

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‘Serious failings’ left children exposed to abuse in Oldham, finds damning review – The Guardian

Posted June 21st, 2022 in child abuse, local government, news, police, rape, reports, taxis by sally

‘Vulnerable children were left exposed to sexual exploitation in Oldham because of “serious failings” by the police and council, a damning independent review has found.’

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The Guardian, June 2022

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Black people in Merseyside twice as likely to be arrested – report – BBC News

Posted June 17th, 2022 in equality, news, police, race discrimination, racism, statistics by tracey

‘Black people in Merseyside are twice as likely to face arrest than white people, a police report has revealed.’

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BBC News, 17th June 2022

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Thames Valley Police apologises over man’s heroin death in cell – BBC News

‘A police force has apologised to the family of a man who died in custody after taking heroin in his cell.’

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BBC News, 15th June 2022

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Ex-police officer jailed for 20 weeks over racist WhatsApp messages – The Guardian

‘A former police constable has been jailed for 20 weeks after sending a string of racist WhatsApp memes, including images that mocked the death of George Floyd.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2022

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Organised criminal gang jailed for impersonating police officers to defraud victims of over £400,000 – Crown Prosecution Service

‘An organised criminal gang who pretended to be police officers and preyed on elderly victims in a fraud involving more than £400,000 were jailed today (10 June 2022).’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 10th June 2022

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Sarah Everard: Three attendees fined over unofficial vigil – BBC News

Posted June 10th, 2022 in coronavirus, fines, kidnapping, murder, news, police, rape, sexual offences, women by sally

‘Three people have been fined for breaking Covid laws by attending a vigil for Sarah Everard.’

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BBC News, 9th June 2022

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Abusers face up to five years in jail with new non-fatal strangulation offence – The Independent

‘A new offence of non-fatal strangulation has come into force, meaning abusers will now face up to five years behind bars.’

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The Independent, 6th June 2022

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Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme guidance published – Family Law

Posted June 6th, 2022 in codes of practice, disclosure, domestic violence, families, news, police by tracey

‘The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS), often referred to as “Clare’s Law”, was implemented across all police forces in England and Wales in March 2014. It means members of the public can ask the police for information on their partner’s criminal history and therefore know if their partner poses a risk to them.’

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Family Law, 27th May 2022

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Police force settles claim brought by nurses over fine for Covid regulation breaches during pay protest – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 1st, 2022 in compensation, coronavirus, demonstrations, fines, news, nurses, police, remuneration by sally

‘Greater Manchester Police has agreed to settle a claim for compensation brought by two nurses who said the force wrongly handed them a £10,000 fine under Covid regulations for organising a protest in March last year.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 31st May 2022

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Lee Balkwell: Dad loses High Court case over son’s concrete mixer death – BBC News

Posted May 31st, 2022 in complaints, inquests, news, police, unlawful killing by sally

‘The father of a man found dead in a concrete mixer in 2002 has lost a High Court challenge against police over the investigation into his son’s death.’

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BBC News, 30th May 2022

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Watchdog investigating another Met police strip-search of a child – The Guardian

Posted May 31st, 2022 in children, complaints, London, news, police, reports, stop and search by sally

‘The police watchdog has confirmed it is investigating the strip-search of another child by the Metropolitan police, which is already under scrutiny over two other cases.’

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The Guardian, 30th May 2022

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Family agree settlement with Humberside Police over cemetery death – BBC News

Posted May 31st, 2022 in accidents, community support officers, compensation, inquests, news, police by sally

‘The family of a woman who froze to death in a cemetery after a failed police search has agreed a settlement claim with Humberside Police.’

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BBC News, 30th May 2022

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New rules to protect sex assault victims’ privacy – BBC News

‘Victims of sexual offences have been promised less invasion into their private lives under changes to how evidence is gathered for trials.’

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BBC News, 26th May 2022

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Nurse fined £10k over NHS pay protest in lockdown wins compensation – The Guardian

Posted May 26th, 2022 in compensation, coronavirus, demonstrations, fines, news, penalties, police, regulations by sally

‘Two NHS nurses have won compensation from Greater Manchester police (GMP) after being fined over a socially distant protest about NHS pay during lockdown.’

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The Guardian, 25th May 2022

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