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Showing Stories from 6th October 2020 to 23rd February 2021
West Midlands update vehicle safety training after near miss

West Midlands update vehicle safety training after near miss

(18/02/21) West Midlands Police made changes to their vehicle safety training after a PCSO was dragged for nearly 30 metres after he tried to grab the driver's keys.

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(17/02/21) South Yorkshire PCC calls on minister to scrap smart motorways

"Huge gap" in safety training on vehicle stops says Federation

(16/02/21) Federation lead on pursuits Tim Rogers has said gaps in training were putting officers at risk.

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(10/02/21) IOPC finds Met officers did not cause deaths during pursuit (05/02/21) Forces receive 89 dashcam videos every day through online portal
North Yorkshire officer convicted after IOPC investigation into crash

North Yorkshire officer convicted after IOPC investigation into crash

(05/02/21) A North Yorkshire Police officer has been found guilty of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and given a suspended sentence following an IOPC investigation.

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