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Preventing deaths on arrest and in police custody

Preventing deaths on arrest and in police custody

A new report brings together, for the first time, a wide range of policing practice across England and Wales. • A new publication issued last week by the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody (IAPDC) says that Police forces, Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs), and health partners m

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Assaulted PC says sentencing decision is 'completely disheartening'

Assaulted PC says sentencing decision is 'completely disheartening'

Sussex officers PC Ben Hall and PC Luke Williams were assaulted while on patrol by a woman who was given a 12-month conditional discharge, uplifted to 18 months, for the crime. • One of three Sussex Police officers assaulted by a woman they had approached to help has lamented the "complet

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Officers

Officers "losing faith" over lenient sentencing for u17s

The West Midlands Police Federation Chair has said the CJS is not getting the balance right when it comes to not criminalising children. • Lenient sentences and keeping under 17s out of custody is not always the right decision, the West Mids Fed Chair has said. He has also linked sentencing

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Bedfordshire charity wins community safety award for burglary initiative

Bedfordshire charity wins community safety award for burglary initiative

YouTurn Futures was recognised at the Inspire Justice Awards for its work in delivering Integrated Offender Management across the county, which has led to dwelling burglaries reducing by 87%. • A Bedfordshire-based charity has been recognised for its work in offender management which has led to a h

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Wednesday, 7th December

PC cleared of dangerous driving after car he was pursuing killed two people

PC cleared of dangerous driving after car he was pursuing killed two people

Advanced driver was pursuing stolen car which activated an ANPR alert. • (This story has been updated since last evening) A PC has been cleared by a jury of causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving after a 10-year old boy and his aunt were

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HMIC warns of

HMIC warns of "overexposure" of officers investigating SOC

Inspection of forces in the North East region identifies problems with consistency and capacity. • There is a danger that due to the number of officers from different forces involved in undercover investigations against organised crime in the north east that covert methods and personnel could

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Exhibits stores staff member stole nearly £15,000 from sealed bags

Exhibits stores staff member stole nearly £15,000 from sealed bags

Lisa Arnold who worked for the force for six years targeted uncounted cash exhibits which she would then re-seal after removing notes. • A Dorset Police staff member assigned to its evidence stores has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly £15,000 in cash from evidence bags over four years in pos

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AC Louise Rolfe:

Lack of consistency found with domestic homicide victim suicides

The second annual report from the national Domestic Homicide Project has found disparity in the way forces treat suspected victim suicides. • Among the 40 findings related to domestic abuse and domestic homicide, the report marks the first systematic analysis in the UK of police-identified suspec

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Tuesday, 6th December

Credit: IOPC

IOPC appoint interim Director General after Lockwood departure

Former director general Michael Lockwood resigned after Home Secretary Suella Braverman asked him to vacate his role or face immediate suspension. • The IPOC has appointed Tom Whiting as its interim Director General following the resignation of previous post-holder Michael Lockwood. Mr Wh

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Police Scotland HQ temporarily closed due to traces of Legionella

Police Scotland HQ temporarily closed due to traces of Legionella

Police Scotland's Headquarters, Tulliallan, has been temporarily closed today to allow for work on the water systems. • Tulliallan, Police Scotland’s HQ which includes the Scottish Police College, has been temporarily closed from today after traces of Legionella bacteria were found in sho

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Kai Austen

Drug dealer jailed after ramming police vehicles

Kai Austen has been given a custodial sentence for a number of offences including an assault on an emergency worker. • 19-year old Kai Austen has been sentenced to imprisonment at a young offender institution after he rammed police vehicles in an attempt to escape.  He was wanted in con

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Children affected by domestic abuse given automatic victim status

Children affected by domestic abuse given automatic victim status

The CPS has updated their legal guidance to reflect changes which came in under the Domestic Abuse Act 2021. • Children affected by domestic abuse will be treated as victims regardless of whether they were present during violent incidents. Updated legal guidance published by the CPS will

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    Monday, 5th December

    PSNI say

    PSNI say "significant failures have occurred" in six year RIPA case

    A last minute apology was issued from PSNI at a tribunal last week for breaking intelligence gathering rules with regards to its own officers. • A case due to be heard by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal last week ended up with the PSNI offering an admission they had broken RIPA rules and agreein

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    Temporary Deputy Assistant Commissioner Jane Connors

    Met head of professionalism to move to Police Scotland

    The Scottish Police Authority announced the appointment last week. • The SPA has appointed a new Deputy Chief Constable to Police Scotland’s leadership team. Jane Connors QPM is currently Temporary Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Professonalism at the Met.  She

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    Former IOPC Director General Michael Lockwood

    Michael Lockwood resigns as Director General of IOPC

    Home Secretary Suella Braverman has since confirmed that Mr Lockwood was asked to resign or face suspension due to being under police investigation for an 'historical allegation'. • Michael Lockwood has resigned from his post as director general of the IOPC. Home Secretary Suella Braverm

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    Officers right to restrain man who later died, jury finds

    Officers right to restrain man who later died, jury finds

    The IOPC investigation concluded in January 2022 that TVP officers used reasonable force to restrain a man who later died in hospital. • An inquest into the death of a man who was restrained for over an hour has found officers used appropriate force in the circumstances. The cause of d

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    Saturday, 3rd December

    PC David Morton

    New Herts officer given late father's warrant number

    New Hertfordshire PC David Morton has been given the collar number that his father used to wear. • PC David Morton was given his father’s warrant number as he passed out from initial training recently.  His father, PC Andrew Morton, had served in the force’s roads policin

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      Friday, 2nd December

      Northamptonshire Chief to be offered contract extension

      Northamptonshire Chief to be offered contract extension

      PFCC Stephen Mold confirmed this week that he plans to offer Nick Adderley a contract to remain at the helm of Northamptonshire Police until at least August 2025. • The Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police will be offered a new contract to return to the role after the end of his current tenure

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      CC Kearton and PCC Passmore

      First female Chief for Suffolk as appointment confirmed

      Rachel Kearton has been confirmed for the role. • The formal appointment of CC Rachel Kearton was announced today.  It means that Suffolk will be one of 16 forces to have a female Chief at the helm.  The proposal was presented by PCC Tim Passmore last month following Stev

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      Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Met Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley have appeared before the London Assembly

      Met pursuing 'tens of cases' on back of hotline and internal appeal

      The public reporting hotline was launched earlier this week, with Met Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley confirming that an internal appeal took place shortly before that. • Two initiatives geared toward stamping out corruption and misconduct in the Met have already produced "tens of cases" for

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      Crime scene fingerprint technology to be rolled out from March

      Crime scene fingerprint technology to be rolled out from March

      The development of the capability is due to be finished this month with full deployment beginning in early March. • From March, the East Midlands Special Operations Unit will have access to a new digital fingerprint capability.  It will enable officers to send fingerprint and crime sc

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