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Showing Stories from 31st March 2020 to 14th January 2021
South Wales refuse calls to release video footage of man who died

South Wales refuse calls to release video footage of man who died

(14/01/21) South Wales Police are coming under increasing scrutiny over the death of a man in custody, but the force say early findings by them indicate 'no misconduct issues and no excessive force'.

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GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS

(12/12/20) Gary Mason talks to a former officer who has become a national expert on the often hidden link between crime and addictive gambling. He has set up a scheme to provide Liaison and Diversion staff with a tool for identifying problem gamblers in police custody and offering them treatment.

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(16/11/20) Research to examine impact of Covid-19 on fairness of interviews
Force submits plans to close four custody blocks to build £21m centre

Force submits plans to close four custody blocks to build £21m centre

(11/11/20) The force estimates that the project will save it £400,000 per year in staff costs in addition to providing a safer environment for detainees.

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(04/11/20) "He always stayed calm, never overreacted but was incredibly quick to assess a situation" (04/11/20) Tributes paid to Sgt Matt Ratana at funeral streamed around the world (04/11/20) Forces using places of safety rules to transfer mental health cases to courts (02/10/20) Forces across the country fall silent for Sgt Matt Ratana (02/10/20) Why do we waste police time arresting women in distress? (01/10/20) New Zealand High commissioner visits Croydon Custody Centre (30/09/20) All Blacks pay tribute to Sgt Ratana (28/09/20) Partner pays tribute to Sgt Ratana (28/09/20) Overtime shift officers save a chair and breakfast for Sgt Matt Ratana (27/09/20) Tributes paid to Sgt Matt Ratana at National Police Memorial Day (25/09/20) Custody sergeant Matt Ratana named as officer killed in shooting (25/09/20) Comment: custody and the pandemic (25/09/20) Custody murder: spotlight on Croydon (18/09/20) Judge throws out action by woman who had clothes changed at station (10/08/20) Custody super-block closed after three staff members test positive (20/07/20) The Brief: shorter sentences for harder time during Covid (15/07/20) Two forces sign new outsourcing contract for civilian detention officers (13/07/20) Why do we remand so many people in custody? (07/07/20) Use of Voluntary Attendance a 'fundamental threat' to DNA database (10/06/20) IOPC case 'not proven' against custody sergeant who bailed man (29/05/20) The Brief: notable decisions Part III (19/05/20) Staff in full PPE work in custody suite designated for virus detainees (10/05/20) Policing lockdown 'impossible' without clarity PM warned (17/04/20) Force introduces video conferencing technology for custody visits (31/03/20) London's gin makers come to the Met's aid with sanitiser
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