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Avon and Somerset dedicates station to beloved PC pair

Avon and Somerset dedicates station to beloved PC pair

Two police colleagues have been remembered as part of a station refurbishment. • Avon and Somerset Police has named two rooms at its station in Street after two popular officers, PC Paul Lomas and PC Kevin Stoodley, who worked together and tragically died. The memorial was part of a &pou

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    Saturday, 15th February

    IOPC: officers not at fault after man dies from swallowing drugs

    IOPC: officers not at fault after man dies from swallowing drugs

    The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has found Metropolitan Police officers were not at fault after a man they were arresting died after swallowing cocaine. • An IOPC investigation has found no indication that Met officers were at fault when a man died after swallowing cocaine,

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    Dorset volunteer guilty of stealing body armour

    Dorset volunteer guilty of stealing body armour

    A police volunteer has been convicted of stealing from a police station and a hoard of body armour from a private security firm. • Max Bateman had his volunteer shifts terminated by Dorset Police after being arrested for stealing body armour and other security equipment in two burglaries at the priv

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    PIRC finds officers not responsible for motorcycle crash

    PIRC finds officers not responsible for motorcycle crash

    The Police Investigation Review Commission (PIRC) has found the motorcycle's drivers reckless behaviour during a pursuit was the main contributor to his injuries and the officers acted appropriately. • An investigation by PIRC has found officers were not to blame for the injuries of a motorcyclist

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      Friday, 14th February

      Harry Miller with supporters outside the High Court

      Police response to ex-officer's tweets "unlawful" says judge

      'Miller v Humberside Police, bugger off!' Former officer Harry Miller has won his case against his old force who wrongly recorded his tweets as a 'hate incident' in a "watershed moment for liberty". • The High Court has today ruled Humberside Police’s response to ex-officer Harry Miller&rsqu

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      Barristers urge PCCs to investigate crown court delays

      Barristers urge PCCs to investigate crown court delays

      Police and Crime Commissioners must challenge ministers over court delays, according to one of the country's leading barristers. • Kate Brunner QC, Leader of the Western Circuit, warned the lack of crown court sitting times is impacting on witnesses, police and defendants and urged PCCs to investig

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      NCA modern slavery exhibition 'Invisible People' tours UK

      NCA modern slavery exhibition 'Invisible People' tours UK

      The National Crime Agency are hosting an exhibition titled 'Invisible People' at London Liverpool Street Station to raise awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking. • A touring exhibition on the life of a modern slave in partnership with the NCA, British Transport Police and Network Rail

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      Police football team announces new sponsorship deal with RSG

      Police football team announces new sponsorship deal with RSG

      The Police football team is set for its next international fixtures with RSG as its new sponsor. • Red Snapper Group (RSG) has announced its sponsorship of the UK Police Sports Men’s Football Team for the next two years. RSG will be the main team sponsor for all competitive and frien

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        Thursday, 13th February

        Retention of man's DNA, fingerprints and photo 'violation of privacy'

        Retention of man's DNA, fingerprints and photo 'violation of privacy'

        European Court of Human Rights says retention of biometric data by UK force is not proportionate. • The European Court of Human Rights has overturned a UK Supreme Court ruling that police retention of a convicted drink driver’s DNA profile, fingerprints and photograph

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        IOPC issues learning advice following joint training exercise death of PC

        IOPC issues learning advice following joint training exercise death of PC

        Better understanding required of whether 'speed exemptions are applicable or not' during joint training involving surveillance. • Confusion around speed exemptions applying to police officers taking part in joint training exercises with other agencies has been identified as an issue in an I

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        West Yorkshire PC guilty of insurance fraud after CoL inquiry

        West Yorkshire PC guilty of insurance fraud after CoL inquiry

        The future of a West Yorkshire Police officer is in doubt after being found guilty of bogus £10k damage and personal injury claim. • PC Mohammed Yasin Mulla was found guilty of fraudulently claiming for damage to his car and personal injury following an investigation by City Of London Police&rsqu

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        Nine in ten conviction rate for emergency worker assaults law

        Nine in ten conviction rate for emergency worker assaults law

        Spitting is often involved and nine in 10 assaults were against police officers. • The conviction rate for assaults against 999 first responders under legislation introduced two years ago is 90% according to the Government.   The Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 d

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        Wednesday, 12th February

        Home Secretary announces public inquiry into police shooting

        Home Secretary announces public inquiry into police shooting

        Officer who helped stop prison break out attempt had IOPC disciplinary bid quashed by High Court ruling. • A public inquiry has been launched into a police shooting incident involving an escaping prisoner attempt despite a High Court ruling quashing an IOPC bid to have the firearms officer f

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        South Yorkshire makes IOPC referral after baton video

        South Yorkshire makes IOPC referral after baton video

        The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has received a referral from South Yorkshire Police after a video clip on social media showed a teenager bleeding after being hit over the head with a baton. • A referral has been made to the IOPC after a 16-year-old was hit over the head with a ba

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        The consultation will seek views on allowing the bikes on roads and cycle lanes and whether riders should also wear helmets.

        E-scooters set to be legalised

        E-scooters look set to be legalised – as long as they are fitted with speed limiters. • Plans to resolve the legal status of E-scooters have been revealed by the Department of Transport in an update to Parliament on its cycling strategy. Proposals will go out to consultation with inter

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        Superintendents' lead joins College of Policing board

        Superintendents' lead joins College of Policing board

        Paul Griffiths, President of the Superintendents' Association has joined the College of Policing Board. • The current President of the Police Superintendents’ Association, Paul Griffiths, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director by the government. He  is replacing Gavin

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        Tuesday, 11th February

        Assistant Commissioner Simmons to retire from the Met

        Assistant Commissioner Simmons to retire from the Met

        The race has begun to succeed the Met's Assistant Commissioner for Frontline Policing who has revealed he is retiring. • A recruitment process has begun after AC Mark Simmons gave extended notice that he will retire later this year from what the Met is describing as “one of the toughest but m

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        Model of the memorial which is due to be complete next year - Credit to Police Arboretum Memorial Trust

        Site clearance begins for new Police Memorial in Staffordshire

        Work has begun to clear the site for the Police Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, which will commemorate more than 4,000 fallen officers. • The memorial will commemorate the 4,200 officers and staff have died on duty since the first professional force – the Bow Str

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        Live facial recognition 'not fit for police use' say Scottish MPs

        Live facial recognition 'not fit for police use' say Scottish MPs

        Committee also wants review of 'retrospective' facial recognition when Police Scotland uploads custody images to Police National Database (PND) used by all UK forces. • There is ‘no justifiable basis’ for Police Scotland to invest in live facial recognition technology as it is ‘

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        The force is recruiting 181 front line officers

        Kent to make £9m budget savings

        Kent Police is to cut the wages of new senior officers as part of plans to cut £9m from the budget. • Kent revealed it is hiring senior officers at a lower rate than their predecessors which will help save £2.7m. Chief Constable Alan Pughsley has revealed plans to improve procureme

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        Monday, 10th February

        The Scorpion bikes are fast and maneuverable in tight spaces

        Met releases moped animation showing tactical contact

        The Metropolitan Police has produced a video on moped crime and the force's use of new vehicles designed for tactical contact by 'Scorpion' riders. • The Met has released an animated video titled ‘The Life of a Stolen Scooter’, which illustrates how officers use tactical contact with ne

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        Gwent Police commence training of police staff investigators

        Gwent Police commence training of police staff investigators

        First ever PSIs recruited by force will be trained to DC standard and have investigatory role but no power of arrest. • Gwent Police has recruited 15 new Police Staff Investigators who are now commencing their initial 16-week training period. The PSIs who will take two years to be

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        Wiltshire beefs up IT support in wake of post-Novichok cyber attacks

        Wiltshire beefs up IT support in wake of post-Novichok cyber attacks

        Wiltshire Police is to move all of its ICT support services in-house in a security upgrade following the Novichok attack in Salisbury. • Wiltshire Police is recruiting IT specialists after taking the decision to end its shared services deal with Wiltshire Council because the force was the victim

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        West Mercia DS dismissed after shoplifting conviction

        West Mercia DS dismissed after shoplifting conviction

        A West Mercia Police officer has been dismissed having been convicted of shoplifting. • At a Special Case misconduct hearing, Detective Sergeant Matthew Hodgson, 46, was dismissed without notice from West Mercia Police for gross misconduct. The officer was found by the Chief Constable to hav

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