Archive for the 'police' Category

Ian Tomlinson officer’s hearing to take place in public – The Guardian

“PC Simon Harwood, the police officer who inadvertently killed Ian Tomlinson at the G20 protests, will be forced to explain his actions for the second time in public after a rare move to hold his disciplinary proceedings in the open.”

Full story

The Guardian, 4th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police beat and kicked Muslim terror suspect during arrest, court hears – The Guardian

“A British Muslim man accused of raising funds for terrorist organisations was subjected to a ‘sustained and very violent assault’ during his arrest by four specialist officers from the Metropolitan police, a court has heard.”

Full story

The Guardian, 4th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police officer who struck Ian Tomlinson could face manslaughter trial – The Guardian

“Britain’s most senior prosecutor has said he was considering whether to prosecute the police officer who attacked Ian Tomlinson for manslaughter after an inquest jury found that the newspaper seller had been unlawfully killed.”

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The Guardian, 4th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Tomlinson inquest: Review to test evidence for a criminal trial – The Guardian

“The director of public prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, has ordered a review of his decision last year not to prosecute anyone in connection with the death of Ian Tomlinson.”

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The Guardian, 4th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ian Tomlinson unlawfully killed, inquest finds – The Guardian

“A jury in the inquest into the death of Ian Tomlinson has concluded he was unlawfully killed by a police officer at the G20 protests.”

Full story

The Guardian, 3rd May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Protester to sue police over secret surveillance – The Guardian

“An 86-year-old man has been granted permission to launch a lawsuit against police chiefs who have classified him as a ‘domestic extremist’ and kept a detailed record of his political activities on a clandestine database.”

Full story

The Guardian, 3rd May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Former West Yorkshire Pc jailed for child sex offences – BBC News

“A former West Yorkshire Police officer has been jailed for three years and nine months for a string of sex offences against children.”

Full story

BBC News, 28th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Cyber-stalking laws: police review urged – BBC News

“A senior police officer is calling on the government to review whether laws governing cyber-stalking in the UK are fit for purpose.”

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BBC News, 1st May 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ian Tomlinson inquest: Jury can return unlawful killing verdict – The Guardian

“The jury at the inquest into the death of Ian Tomlinson has been told it can return a verdict of unlawful killing, but only if it is satisfied the police officer who beat him with a baton and shoved him to the ground acted deliberately and illegally.”

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The Guardian, 28th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

IPCC investigates after east London man dies in police custody – The Guardian

“The independent police watchdog is investigating after a father-to-be died in police custody following an apparent altercation at a pub in east London.”

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The Guardian, 19th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Court results put on Twitter by West Midlands Police – BBC News

“Results from cases heard at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court are being put on Twitter by West Midlands Police.”

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BBC News, 19th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Police actions killed Tomlinson, not heart attack, inquest is told – The Independent

“Significant new evidence proves that Ian Tomlinson died from injuries caused by the trauma of being pushed to the ground and not from natural causes, his inquest heard yesterday.”

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The Independent, 19th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

DPP: Prosecutors and police must protect women in the home – Crown Prosecution Service

“Women in England and Wales are still more at risk of crime in their own homes than anywhere else, the Director of Public Prosecutions said in a speech today entitled ‘Domestic Violence: the facts, the issues, the future’.”

Full speech

Crown Prosecution Service, 12th April 2011

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Essex arrest error woman gets pay-out from police – BBC News

“A woman has received compensation from Essex Police after a series of errors led to her being arrested and imprisoned.”

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BBC News, 12th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Kettling of G20 protesters by police was illegal, high court rules – The Guardian

“The high court has ruled that the Metropolitan police broke the law in the way they ‘kettled’ protesters at the G20 demonstrations in 2009.”

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The Guardian, 14th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

London G20 demo: ‘Kettling’ tactic ruling due – BBC News

“A High Court ruling on whether police in London acted lawfully when they used “kettling” tactics at the G20 protests two years ago is expected later.

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BBC News, 14th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Civilian police worker who threw scalding water over prisoner is jailed – The Guardian

“A civilian police worker has been jailed for three years for throwing scalding water over a prisoner in a police station cell.”

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The Guardian, 8th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Most police forces adopt new speeding guidelines – BBC News

“Most police forces in England and Wales have adopted new speeding guidelines that allow motorists to do up to 86mph and avoid points on their licence.”

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BBC News, 9th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Heroic police and firefighters protected from health and safety laws, says CPS – Daily Telegraph

“Police officers and firefighters will not be prosecuted for breaking health and safety laws by putting their lives on the line, the Crown Prosecution Service said yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th April 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Richardson v Chief Constable of West Midlands Police – WLR Daily

Richardson v Chief Constable of West Midlands Police [2011] EWHC 773 (QB); [2011] WLR (D) 116

“Before a police officer made an arrest, pursuant to section 24 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, he had to consider, in accordance with the requirements of section 24(4), whether arrest was necessary or whether voluntary attendance at a police station would achieve the objective that he wished to secure.”

WLR Daily, 29th March 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

‘Devil dogs’ cost police millions – The Independent

“Cash-strapped police forces are spending millions of pounds a year caring for dangerous dogs seized because they pose a threat to the public, while waiting – sometimes for years – for the courts to decide whether the animals should be destroyed.”

Full story

The Independent, 3rd April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Leicestershire police officers criticised in IPCC probe – BBC News

“Two Leicestershire police officers face misconduct proceedings following an investigation into the way they dealt with a victim of harassment.”

Full story

BBC News, 29th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

UK Uncut arrests threaten future protests, lawyer warns – The Guardian

“A lawyer at a leading civil liberties firm has expressed fears for the future of direct action protest after the mass arrest of UK Uncut activists during last Saturday’s anti-cuts demonstrations in London.”

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The Guardian, 30th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Beshenivsky killer Mustaf Jama loses appeal – BBC News

“A man who murdered a Bradford policewoman during a bungled robbery has lost an appeal against his conviction.”

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BBC News, 28th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Police may be given new powers after cuts protest, says home secretary – The Guardian

“The government will consider giving the police new powers, including the banning of face coverings, following the weekend’s anti-cuts march, the home secretary, Theresa May, has said.”

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The Guardian, 28th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Tomlinson inquest to begin, two years after his death – The Independent

“After three post-mortem examinations, and almost two years to the day since he died after being struck by a police baton during G20 protests, the inquest into the death of Ian Tomlinson is due to start on Monday.”

Full story

The Independent, 26th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Phone hacking: Met and DPP clash over legal advice on stolen voicemails – The Guardian

“The phone-hacking scandal has spilled over into an extraordinary public clash between the Metropolitan police and the director of public prosecutions, with each side implying the other has misled parliament.”

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The Guardian, 24th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Shot Pc David Rathband sues force over Raoul Moat attack – The Independent

“Shot Pc David Rathband said today he was suing his own force because he was left ‘a sitting duck’ when gunman Raoul Moat declared war on police.”

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The Independent, 23rd March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Police ‘illegally’ kettled peaceful G20 protesters for four hours, court hears – The Guardian

“Police officers illegally kettled peaceful climate activists at the G20 protests in 2009 to stop their gathering being ‘hijacked’ by violent protesters from another demonstration, the high court has heard.”

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

G20 protesters challenge police kettling tactics in court – The Guardian

“Police officers used punches to the face, slaps and shields against demonstrators whom police chiefs accept had nothing to do with violence, the high court will hear today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 21st March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Security guards given police powers – The Independent

“Private security guards are gaining limited policing powers today under a Government scheme to relieve the petty crime burden on forces.”

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The Independent, 21st March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Greater Manchester Police criticised over David Askew case – BBC News

“Police have been criticised for their handling of the case of a man with learning difficulties who died after being harassed in Greater Manchester.”

Full story

BBC News, 21st March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Sacked West Yorkshire officer loses legal battle – BBC News

“A Wakefield Pc sacked for inappropriate behaviour, including flirting with a drugs suspect, has failed in her High Court bid to get her job back.”

Full story

BBC News, 18th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ali Dizaei witness is arrested on suspicion of fraud – The Guardian

“The man whose evidence led to the jailing of a police chief has been arrested on suspicion of fraud days before the crown will try to convince judges that he is still a reliable witness, the Guardian has learned.”

Full story

The Guardian, 20th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Sex-on-duty policeman jailed – The Independent

“A married policeman who had sex with a woman while he was on duty was jailed for 12 months today.”

Full story

The Independent, 15th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Police accused of false arrest at fees protest – The Guardian

“IPCC investigating claims that officer colluded with colleagues to arrest man on false grounds during December protest.”

Full story

The Guardian, 14th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Deepcut families call for inquiry after review criticises police – The Independent

“Fresh demands for a public inquiry into the deaths of four young recruits shot at Deepcut Army barracks were issued last night after a new review revealed serious shortcomings in the way police investigated the cases.”

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The Independent, 13th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Scotland Yard in spotlight as axe murder case collapses – The Guardian

“A major Scotland Yard investigation has ended in failure after three men were acquitted of charges over the 1987 murder of a private investigator who was found with an axe embedded in his head in a pub car park.”

Full story

The Guardian, 11th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Injured North Yorkshire Police officer awarded £370,000 – BBC News

“A police sergeant who was forced to retire after he was seriously injured in a motorbike accident has been awarded £370,000 in compensation.”

Full story

BBC News, 11th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Pc Nipples’ and her colleagues taught boys a lesson on name-calling – Daily Telegraph

“Four police officers held a 90 minute ‘restorative justice conference’ with five schoolboys after they called a woman constable ‘PC Nipples’.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 10th March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Met police are criminalising a generation of students, claims law firm – The Guardian

“A leading legal aid firm has accused the Metropolitan police of criminalising a generation of students for taking part in the protests against tuition fees.”

Full story

The Guardian, 6th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Mark Saunders inquest: firearms officer cleared of inserting song titles – The Guardian

“Police marksman involved in barrister’s shooting faces misconduct action for ‘crass remark’ after IPCC investigation.”

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The Guardian, 4th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

IPCC finds police response to Joanne Butler’s emergency calls was ‘flawed’ – The Guardian

“The way police responded to a woman who made two 999 calls before she was battered to death was ‘wholly inadequate’, according to a report by the Independent Police Complaints Commission. It highlighted failings in Leicestershire Constabulary’s response to phone calls they received prior to Joanne Butler’s murder in January 2006.”

Full story

The Guardian, 1st March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New code to govern CCTV cameras – The Independent

“Police forces and councils who want to set up CCTV systems will have to be open and clear about what they will be used for and why under Home Office plans.”

Full story

The Independent, 1st March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Phone-hacking libel claim contested by Metropolitan police – The Guardian

“Scotland Yard is to contest a lawsuit that could establish the true number of victims in the News of the World phone-hacking scandal.”

Full story

The Guardian, 26th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Phone hacking: now judge tells police to stop protecting names – The Independent

“The likelihood of further News of the World (NotW) journalists being dragged into the phone-hacking scandal increased yesterday when a judge ruled that names believed to belong to the paper’s employees should no longer be blanked out on key documents.”

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The Independent, 25th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Justice system delays endemic, research shows – Law Society’s Gazette

“Law Society research submitted to the government last week has identified a ‘lack of communication’ pervading the justice system that is causing delays throughout the process.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 24th February 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Phone hacking: police hand over evidence they claimed did not exist – The Guardian

“The Metropolitan police have been accused of misleading behaviour in the phone-hacking scandal after handing over evidence they had twice claimed did not exist.”

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The Guardian, 17th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

High court judge criticises police failure to fully investigate phone hacking – The Guardian

“A high court judge has criticised the Metropolitan police for failing to adequately investigate allegations of phone hacking by the News of the World.”

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The Guardian, 15th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

DNA profiles to be deleted from police database – The Guardian

“Profiles of thousands of innocent people on national database will be removed as new freedoms bill scales back state intrusion.”

Full story

The Guardian, 11th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Sex-on-duty Greater Manchester police officer jailed – BBC News

“A former Greater Manchester Police constable who had sex with a vulnerable woman while on duty has been jailed.”

Full story

BBC News, 8th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Met accused of ‘campaign’ against shaken baby witnesses – BBC News

“Three leading pathologists have accused the Metropolitan Police of attempting to discredit them as expert witnesses in so-called Shaken Baby court cases.”

Full story

BBC News, 8th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Acpo chief calls for judicial oversight of undercover police operations – The Guardian

“Sir Hugh Orde, president of Association of Chief Police Officers, says benefits of judicial oversight of future operations would ‘far outweigh additional administrative burden’.”

Full story

The Guardian, 7th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New measures to tackle anti-social behaviour – The Independent

“A range of measures to tackle anti-social behaviour will be unveiled as the Government pledges to crack down on minor crime.”

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The Independent, 7th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Row erupts over police interpreters – Law Society’s Gazette

“Detainees at police stations in four areas of the north-west are at risk of miscarriages of justice due to the police forces’ use of inadequate interpreters, the Gazette has been told.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 3rd February 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk


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