Detention of a minor for his own protection – round two – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The Court of Appeal has recently upheld the High Court decision that Section 38 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (“PACE”) is not incompatible with Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR”) insofar as it purports to authorise the detention of minors for their own protection, in the case of Archer v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2021] EWCA Civ 1662.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd November 2021

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Fourth member of Stockwell Six has conviction quashed 50 years after arrest – The Guardian

‘A fourth member of the so-called Stockwell Six, a group of friends accused of trying to rob a corrupt police officer nearly 50 years ago, has had his conviction quashed by the court of appeal.’

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2021

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Police must do more to help child sexual abuse survivors, says Rotherham report – The Guardian

‘Police must do more to support and listen to survivors of child sexual abuse, according to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), following a major investigation into South Yorkshire police’s response to allegations made in Rotherham.’

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2021

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Sarah Everard: Chairwoman of inquiry into murder announced – BBC News

‘An independent inquiry into the murder of Sarah Everard will receive greater powers if the newly appointed chairwoman is unable to fulfil her remit, the home secretary has said.’

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BBC News, 22nd November 2021

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Police officer who pursued relationships with vulnerable women guilty of gross misconduct – The Independent

Posted November 18th, 2021 in disciplinary procedures, news, police, professional conduct, standards, victims by tracey

‘A police officer who pursued inappropriate relationships with a woman feared to have suffered an overdose and another whose mother died would have been dismissed without notice had he not already retired, a watchdog has said.’

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The Independent, 17th November 2021

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People with mental illness in criminal justice system failed ‘at every stage’ – The Independent

‘The criminal justice system is “failing” people with a mental illness “at every stage”, a major report has found has found.’

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The Independent, 17h November 2021

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Trevor Smith: Police shooting was lawful killing, inquest finds – BBC News

Posted November 17th, 2021 in firearms, inquests, news, police, professional conduct by sally

‘A man who was shot dead by police at his home was lawfully killed, an inquest jury has found.’

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BBC News, 16th November 2021

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Gaddafi minister found jointly liable for 1984 killing of PC Yvonne Fletcher – The Guardian

Posted November 17th, 2021 in demonstrations, joint liability, Libya, murder, news, police by sally

‘A former minister in Muammar Gaddafi’s government was jointly liable for the shooting of PC Yvonne Fletcher outside the Libyan embassy in London in 1984, a high court judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 16th November 2021

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Black boy in stop and search ‘30 times’ accuses Met police of racist profiling – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2021 in children, complaints, minorities, news, police, racism, stop and search by sally

‘A 14-year-old black schoolboy has accused the Metropolitan police of racist targeting after claiming he has been stopped by police about 30 times in the last two years. He has not been charged with or convicted of any offence.’

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The Guardian, 15th November 2021

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Police will not investigate cash-for-peerages allegations against Tories – The Independent

‘The Metropolitan Police will not investigate allegations that Conservative donors were given peerages in return for gifts totalling £3m or more.’

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The Independent, 13th November 2021

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Police forensic expert admits storing photos of crime scene corpses on his computer – The Independent

‘A former digital forensic police expert had admitted to unlawfully accessing and storing photos of corpses on his personal computer.’

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The Independent, 9th November 2021

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Rotherham CSE cases to be reviewed to improve victim support – BBC News

Posted November 10th, 2021 in child abuse, children, news, police, sexual grooming, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Child abuse and grooming cases where victims did not engage with police are to be reviewed to improve support for those affected in future.’

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BBC News, 9th November 2021

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Police watchdog raises concern over ‘canteen culture’ WhatsApp groups where officers share racist and sexist messages – The Independent

‘A watchdog has issued a warning over police officers’ “unacceptable” use of WhatsApp to share sensitive operational information and discriminatory comments.’

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The Independent, 7th November 2021

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Priti Patel’s immigration bill will make it harder to prosecute human traffickers, top police officers warn – The Independent

‘Priti Patel’s immigration bill risks hampering the prosecution of human traffickers in the UK and making it more difficult for people to escape exploitation, senior police officers have warned.’

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The Independent, 8th November 2021

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Police officer who feigned injury while taking 10,000 steps a day jailed – The Guardian

Posted November 5th, 2021 in accidents, fraud, imprisonment, news, personal injuries, police, sentencing by michael

“A former police officer who claimed he was in too much pain to work has been jailed for fraud after a covert surveillance team caught him playing sport and an app on his phone showed he was taking 10,000 steps a day.”

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The Guardian, 4th November 2021

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Home Office sued over ‘racially disproportionate’ new stop and search rules – The Independent

Posted November 4th, 2021 in government departments, minorities, news, police, proportionality, stop and search by sally

‘Human rights groups are suing the Home Office over its decision to increase police stop and search powers, The Independent can reveal.’

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The Independent, 3rd November 2021

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Coroner criticises failure to share MI5 intelligence on Fishmongers’ Hall killer – The Guardian

Posted November 4th, 2021 in coroners, intelligence services, news, police, probation, terrorism by sally

‘Collective failures by the security services, police and probation officers before the terrorist killings at Fishmongers’ Hall in London must be addressed to avoid a similar attack in future, a coroner has warned.’

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2021

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The killing of Sophie Moss: why did a vulnerable mother’s attacker get such a short sentence? – The Guardian

‘The man who killed Moss was given less than five years in prison, after claiming she consented to being choked. His mitigation? The “rough sex” defence that is no longer supposed to be allowed.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2021

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Why the Everard Inquiry must look far beyond Wayne Couzens – Doughty Street Chambers

‘When DCI Simon Harding said that police officers viewed Wayne Couzens not as a police officer who was a murderer but as “a murderer who happened to be a police officer”, he was perhaps telling us more than he meant to about police culture. You might think that his cue came from the very top, after, in June, Dame Cressida Dick described the police as a body where you might find an “occasional bad’un”.’

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Doughty Street Chambers, 5th October 2021

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Met police officers plead guilty over photos taken at scene of sisters’ deaths – The Guardian

‘A police officer made degrading and sexist insults about two murdered women as he shared pictures from the scene where they were found with a colleague photographing their bodies and also sharing the images via WhatsApp.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2021

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