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Hold on, I'm coming
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has managed to publish an annual report and accounts, which would be praiseworthy indeed, if not for the fact that they cover the financial year of 2015/16.
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Investigating the investigators
Jennifer Izekor, an Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) commissioner for London, has stood down (she can’t be suspended, as she is a public appointee) and an unnamed investigator has been suspended (because employees can) as part of an inquiry into whether they perverted the course of justice by hiding evidence that could have cleared a former officer accused of racism.
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Doing less with less
Police forces across the country have been castigated for their poor performance. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) said only Durham Police is worthy of a top grade.
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‘I’m back!’
Cressida Dick has, as was widely anticipated, been appointed as the first female head of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), despite the strong objections of the family of a Brazilian electrician killed in a volley of bullets at Stockwell tube station in an operation for which she was the Gold Commander.
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All creatures great and small
Officers from North Wales Police (NWP) chased a BMW along the A55 until it crashed, leaving its driver seriously injured and causing the closure of the force area’s only proper dual carriageway.
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Oops, missed…
Protesters and police have clashed in Paris after French officers allegedly beat and raped a young black man named Theo.
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Salute me thrice
Somewhere in a quiet sealed Home Office attic it has been agreed that the Policing and Crime Act 2017 will give Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary (HMCIC) Sir Tom Winsor the power to pass judgment on the data returns of chief constables, and to enforce their meek compliance when they challenge the figures.
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Don't shoot, don't...
An assault rifle used by the Metropolitan Police Service has been recalled after it was found capable of firing without anyone pulling the trigger. Have they really thought this through?
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A shocking state of affairs
Sixty-three-year-old Judah Adunbi, of Bristol, a founder of an independent advisory group aiming to improve race relations with police, has been mistaken as a wanted man for the second time.
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Sex in bearland
Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced that “This Government is finishing the job of police reform and I want professionalism to be the first word that comes to mind when we think about the police.” Oh dear.
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