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GMP officer forced to resign in PC Terry shooting
One officer has been forced to resign while another has been reprimanded following a Greater Manchester Police (GMP) misconduct hearing, concluding that risk assessments for a training exercise, in which an officer was shot dead, were inadequate.
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Clegg wants PCCs replaced with alternative system
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has called for the police and crime commissioner (PCC) system to be scrapped, while confirming that a vote to introduce an alternative arrangement – which will retain the power to appoint and dismiss chief officers – will take place at his party’s annual conference next month.
APCC sets out vision to improve office of PCC
The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) is developing proposals to put forward to the Home Secretary to improve the Government’s police and crime commissioner (PCC) policy, including its view on whether new powers are needed to recall a PCC in exceptional circumstances.
Vision for victim support announced
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has promised to create a specific law to help victims of crime and establish a new nationwide victims’ information service (VIS) by March next year, aimed at developing a comprehensive service allowing access to all the information and support victims may require.