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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Cases against the medical profession: an extended review by Marina Wheeler QC – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 21st, 2021 in conflict of interest, deceit, doctors, hospitals, news, professional conduct by tracey

‘During the pandemic, the public’s gratitude to the medical profession has been palpable. But rightly, practitioners continue to be regulated, supervised by the Courts. Here we report a clutch of decisions highlighting some common themes: the importance of transparency and maintaining public confidence in the profession; managing conflicts of interest; making and handling findings of dishonesty.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th June 2021

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Pupil victim of sexual assault by barrister “let down by system” – Legal Futures

‘A female victim of sexual assault by a male barrister has spoken about how she was let down by her chambers, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and the Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service (BTAS)’

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Legal Futures, 14th June 2021

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Kate Shemirani: Nurse who claimed 5G caused Covid symptoms and spread vaccine misinformation struck off – The Independent

‘A leading figure in Britain’s anti-vaccination movement who repeatedly spread coronavirus conspiracy theories, and once called the NHS “the new Auschwitz”, has been permanently struck off the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register.’

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The Independent, 5th June 2021

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Ollie Robinson: England bowler suspended for historical tweets – BBC News

‘England pace bowler Ollie Robinson has been suspended from international cricket pending an investigation into historical racist and sexist tweets.’

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BBC News, 6th June 2021

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Officers accused of sexual abuse must face investigation, says police chief – The Guardian

‘All serving police officers accused of domestic or sexual abuse should face misconduct hearings as well as criminal investigations, according to the most senior police officer for domestic abuse in England and Wales.’

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The Guardian, 2nd June 2021

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‘Victimised’ jockey wins partial victory after appeal over non-trier ban – The Guardian

Posted May 28th, 2021 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct, sport by tracey

‘Jason Watson achieved only a partial victory in his appeal on Thursday against a seven-day ban under the non-trier rules, after a hearing that turned on the question of how much effort a rider should make to gain the best possible placing when any realistic hope of making the frame is long gone.’

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The Guardian, 28th May 2021

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Two Merseyside police officers jailed for covering up colleague’s assault – The Guardian

‘Two police officers have been sent to prison and a third handed a suspended sentence by a judge who said they took part in “what can only be described as a cover-up” over a colleague’s assault of an innocent man.’

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The Guardian, 27th May 2021

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Barrister who switched from crime to family “was not on top of the rules” – Legal Futures

‘A barrister sanctioned for talking to the opposing lay client in the absence of their lawyer had switched from criminal to family law and “was simply not on top” of the rules, it has emerged.’

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Legal Futures, 24th May 2021

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Former UK police officer convicted of assault barred from rejoining – The Guardian

‘A former police officer who assaulted a woman in the street as she walked home has been placed on a register barring him from rejoining the service.’

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The Guardian, 18th May 2021

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Barrister reprimanded for talking to lay opponent without their lawyer – Legal Futures

‘A barrister whose actions in speaking to the opposing lay client in the absence of their lawyer led a court to adjourn a hearing has been sanctioned by a disciplinary tribunal.’

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Legal Futures, 14th May 2021

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Solicitor who deliberately misled High Court struck off – Legal Futures

Posted May 12th, 2021 in deceit, disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct, solicitors by sally

‘A solicitor found by a High Court judge to have deliberately misled the court has now been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).’

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Legal Futures, 12th May 2021

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Police watchdog threatened with legal action over inquiry into man’s death – The Guardian

‘The police watchdog has been threatened with legal action for refusing to investigate whether the conduct of officers who restrained a man for a significant period of time committed a criminal offence or that their behaviour amounts to misconduct.’

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The Guardian, 4th May 2021

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Bar promises tougher sanctions on sexual misconduct – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The bar tribunal service has proposed significantly tougher sanctions for barristers who commit sexual misconduct, after facing criticism for being too lenient.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 29th April 2021

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Hillsborough police face trial accused of perverting course of justice – The Guardian

‘Two former South Yorkshire police officers and the force’s lawyer at the time of the Hillsborough stadium disaster in 1989 face trial on Monday charged with perverting the course of justice over the amendment of police statements about the tragedy.’

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The Guardian, 18th April 2021

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Police officers ‘took seized Bentley on Cheshunt drive’ – BBC News

Posted April 19th, 2021 in confiscation, news, police, professional conduct by tracey

‘Three Hertfordshire police officers who sped on a dual carriageway in a luxury car seized from its driver have been given a final written warning after being found guilty of gross misconduct.’

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BBC News, 18th April 2021

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Met officer faces dismissal after ‘clear case of racial profiling’ – The Guardian

‘A police officer jailed for picking on a black father because of his colour and attacking him in front of his children is facing dismissal.’

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The Guardian, 13th April 2021

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CA slates barristers whose failures led it to wrongly quash conviction – Legal Futures

‘The Court of Appeal has strongly criticised barristers for not realising that the transcript of a trial was incorrect because they had not paid attention to the judge’s summing-up at the time.’

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Legal Futures, 24th March 2021

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