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Complaint against Sgt Matthew Abbs of Norfolk police referred to the IOPC
After a complaint that DS Mathew Abbs of Norfolk police unlawfully access THIS WEBSITE, Norfolk police have confirmed they have referred themselves to the IOPC. Evidence of IP addresses was provided that we believe will link to the home of Abbs. Dear Mr Pxxx, We are responding to you after your recent communication with the PSD Complaints Management Unit. 1).
Man dies days after being handcuffed by police, Met says
A man who was reportedly behaving “erratically” while carrying a knife and then handcuffed by police officers has died, Scotland Yard said. The Metropolitan Police said that officers were called to a home in James Gardens in Wood Green, north London, at around 8.10pm on Thursday following concerns for the welfare of a male occupant. The man, who was in his 30s, was reported to be in possession of a knife and
Family of Matthew Mackell ‘relieved’ after talks with Kent Police over officer 'failings'
The family of Matthew Mackell have said they are "relieved" after positive talks with Kent Police. Matthew, aged 17, was found dead in Dunorlan Park in Tunbridge Wells. in the early hours of May 7 last year where he was found hanging at An inquest into the schoolboy's death revealed he had made phone calls to the police asking them to "send someone" because he was "about to kill himself".
Police officer Valmeekee Singh called Asian woman a ‘rodent’ and told her to ‘go back’ to he
A police officer in a feud with his Ilford neighbours told an Asian woman to “go back to village” and called the couple “rodents”. A misconduct hearing last week concluded former police constable Valmeekee Singh would have been sacked for his behaviour if he was not already dismissed for unrelated reasons a month earlier. On 12th July, the panelheard Singh was in an “ongoing dispute for a number of years” with
Devon and Cornwall Police officer Christopher Woodman sacked
An officer with Devon and Cornwall Police has been dismissed without notice for gross misconduct. PC Christopher Woodman faced allegations that on September 24, 2019 he breached the standards appropriate to the conduct of a police officer in respect of 'honesty and integrity', 'discreditable conduct' and 'duties and responsibilities'. It had beenalleged that the officer attended an incident where allegations of
‘The Met need to get a grip’: 160 Met Police officers accused of sexual misconduct in two years
About 160 Metropolitan Police officers have been accused of sexual misconduct in the past two years, an investigation has found. Freedom of Information requests carried out by My London show the police officers had been accused of sexual assault, sexual harassment and other forms of sexual misconduct in 2019 and 2020. An additional 33 officers had allegations levied against them in the first five months of 2021.
Sexual assault and the blue wall of silence
In early May, the “Women’s Chronicles” column in Stabroek News did a piece on sexual harassment within the police force. The scope of the problem was described as being an “epidemic.” This was a very fair and unsurprising assessment. While they religiously repeat the mantra of service and protection, the public at large, is very much aware that the police themselves are regular perpetrators of violence.
Police failed to share vital information after Manchester Arena attack, inquiry told
A British Transport Police (BTP) representative told an inquiry that his organisation failed to share vital information with other emergency services following the Manchester Arena attack on 22 May 2017, which killed 22 people and injured hundreds more. Assistant Chief Constable Sean O’Callaghan agreed with Paul Greaney, the counsel to the inquiry, that there had been a failure of the Joint Emergency Services
‘Catalogue of innuendo’ in police ombudsman murder report
A police ombudsman (PONI) report highlighting “significant investigative failures” around a sectarian murder 1993 contains a “catalogue of innuendo,” a former senior officer has claimed. Ombudsman Marie Anderson said the security forces response to the UFF/UDA murder of Damien Walsh, 17, in west Belfast was hampered by “collusive behaviours”. Among a number of serious allegations, Ms Anderson said police failed to
MPS officer Robert Powell who lied after losing handcuffs is dismissed
An officer from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) who lied about losing a set of handcuffs that were stolen by a suspect has been dismissed without notice. Police Constable Robert Powell was on duty with the MPS’s South East Command Unit in Bexleyheath on December 31, 2019, when officers stopped a vehicle and detained a group as part of a drugs search. One male was handcuffed but managed to run away.
‘Met Police Response to its Institutional Corruption is a Form of Institutional Corruption’
The chair of the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel says the Metropolitan Police’s immediate denial of systemic issues of corruption in the force demonstrates the very problem its report into a 34-year-old unsolved murder highlighted The Metropolitan Police’s response to the Daniel Morgan murder report is an example of the “institutional corruption” at the force that the independent panel investigating the 1987 killing
Police must be tougher in vetting new officers, says force watchdog
Report comes after year of crises including the rape and murder of Sarah Everard by a serving Met officer Police must be tougher in vetting new officers to stop another Wayne Couzens joining the service, the chief police watchdog has said. Sir Tom Winsor, the chief inspector of constabulary, spoke after a year in which policing suffered a string of crises, the worst of which saw Couzens, then a serving Metropolitan