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Officers who went to McDonalds instead of immediately attending suicide incident given final written warning

A misconduct panel concluded the officers' behaviour warranted the sanction. • A pair of Met officers who failed to immediately attend a suicide incident have both been given a final written warning. PCs Tony Stephenson and Gavin Bateman were on duty together on April 15, 2015, when a call

Low-risk paedophiles 'should not be jailed'

Chief constable says forces need to focus on the most dangerous offenders. • Paedophiles who view indecent images should be given counselling and rehabilitation rather than criminal sanctions, the national lead for child protection has suggested. Chief Constable Simon Bailey says police shou

New use of force form 'will help protect officers'

Police Federation says it has worked to ensure the form is beneficial for officers and the service. • A new form which must be used by all officers will help ensure they are not placed in a difficult position after a use of force incident, the Police Federation says. The Home Office says fr

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