Stockwell Six: Fourth member of group to appeal against conviction – BBC News

‘A fourth member of the so-called Stockwell Six, who were “fitted up” by a corrupt police officer, is mounting an appeal against his conviction.’

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BBC News, 26th July 2021

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When complaints must be referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct – UK Police Law Blog

Posted July 27th, 2021 in bias, chambers articles, complaints, news, ombudsmen, police, professional conduct by sally

‘In R (Rose) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police [2021] EWHC 875 (Admin), a businessman successfully challenged a decision not to refer his complaint to the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC) under the mandatory referral criteria. The High Court concluded that the chief constable had failed to review the conduct alleged and consider whether, if substantiated, it would constitute serious corruption as defined in the (then) Independent Complaints Commission (IPCC) Statutory Guidance on the handling of complaints. Instead, he had performed an assessment of the merits which had rendered the decision not to refer the complaint unlawful. The case makes clear that complaints engaging the mandatory criteria, especially that of “serious corruption”, must be referred to the IOPC.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 26th July 2021

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SRA: Number of workplace bullying investigations on the rise – Legal Futures

‘Solicitors under investigation by their regulator are increasingly citing workplace bullying as a reason for their misconduct, according to a report published yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd July 2021

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Met Police sergeant spared jail after filming woman in shower – The Independent

‘A police sergeant from London’s Metropolitan Police, who used his iPhone to spy on a woman whilst she was showering, has been spared jail.’

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The Independent, 15th July 2021

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Derbyshire PCs sacked after woman injured in police van – BBC News

‘Two officers have been sacked after a woman suffered a head injury when the driver of a police van deliberately braked on the way to custody.’

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BBC News, 15th July 2021

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Dalian Atkinson: PC Benjamin Monk sacked by police – BBC News

‘A police officer jailed for killing former footballer Dalian Atkinson has been sacked having “undermined public confidence” in policing.’

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BBC News, 10th July 2021

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Richard Okorogheye: Police staff served with misconduct notices over teen’s disappearance – The Independent

‘Two Metropolitan Police staff members may have failed to pass on information in relation to the disappearance of Richard Okorogheye and have been served with misconduct notices as a result, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has announced.’

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The Independent, 10th July 2021

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Social Worker awarded damages in Strasbourg for unfair accusations of professional misconduct – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The United Kingdom has been ordered by the European Court of Human Rights to pay damages and legal costs to a social worker who was unfairly accused of professional misconduct by a Family Court judge.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th July 2021

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Three members of Stockwell Six cleared after nearly 50 years – The Guardian

‘Three innocent black men who were jailed nearly 50 years ago over a corrupt police officer’s claims they tried to rob him have had their convictions overturned by the court of appeal.’

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The Guardian, 6th July 2021

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Family of murdered sisters considering suing Met police – The Guardian

‘The family of two sisters whose killer was this week convicted of their murders are considering suing the police over alleged failures to act when they were reported missing.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2021

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Sarah Everard: Police violated rights at demos, say MPs – BBC News

Posted July 2nd, 2021 in bills, demonstrations, murder, news, police, professional conduct, rape by tracey

‘Police breached “fundamental rights” at a vigil for Sarah Everard and “Kill the Bill” protests earlier this year, an inquiry by MPs has found.’

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BBC News, 1st July 2021

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Three Metropolitan Police officers face gross misconduct inquiry over Bianca Williams search – The Independent

‘Three of the six police officers who stopped, searched and handcuffed athlete Bianca Williams and her partner are under investigation for gross misconduct.’

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The Independent, 2nd July 2021

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Ex-Hampshire police officer who used racist language found guilty of gross misconduct – The Guardian

‘A former police sergeant who used racist and homophobic language in messages to a fellow officer with whom he was having an affair has been found guilty of gross misconduct.’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2021

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Dad tasered by police at petrol station to sue force – The Independent

Posted June 28th, 2021 in children, damages, firearms, news, police, professional conduct by tracey

‘A father who was tasered by police in front of his five-year-old son is suing for damages, his lawyers have confirmed.’

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The Independent, 26th June 2021

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NHS worker shot with stun gun in front of son to sue police after IOPC verdict – The Guardian

Posted June 25th, 2021 in children, damages, families, firearms, news, ombudsmen, police, professional conduct by tracey

‘A black NHS worker who was shot with a stun gun seven times in front of his child by Greater Manchester police officers is to push ahead with a damages claim against the force, lawyers have said.’

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The Guardian, 24th June 2021

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Child sex abuse victims ‘accused of lying by police’, inquiry finds – The Independent

‘Police officers often accuse young victims of child sexual abuse of lying when they try to report crimes, a report has found.’

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The Independent, 24th June 2021

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European Court of Human Rights orders UK Government to pay €84k to social worker criticised by Family Court judge – Local Government Lawyer

‘The European Court of Human Rights has ordered the Government to pay €24,000 for non-pecuniary damage and €60,000 in legal costs to a social worker who was accused of professional misconduct by a Family Court judge in the course of a fact-finding hearing.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 23rd June 2021

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Police officer guilty of manslaughter of ex-footballer Dalian Atkinson – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2021 in homicide, news, police, professional conduct, sport by sally

‘A police officer has been convicted of the manslaughter of the former professional footballer Dalian Atkinson, after firing an electric stun gun into him for 33 seconds and kicking him twice in the head as he lay on the ground.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2021

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Andrew Hall inquest: Police used ‘justified’ force on man who died – BBC News

‘Police officers used “justified, necessary and proportionate” force to restrain a man who later died, an inquest jury has found.’

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BBC News, 22nd June 2021

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Gracie Spinks death: Derbyshire Police referred to watchdog – BBC News

Posted June 22nd, 2021 in homicide, news, police, professional conduct by sally

‘A police force has referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) after a woman was found fatally injured in a village field.’

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BBC News, 21st June 2021

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