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The Troublemaker—Police officers caught stealing and abusing

The Troublemaker—Police officers caught stealing  and abusing A detective who stole £9,000 related to murder cases from a police safe has been jailed.

Crime drama tale of good cops, or something darker?

Crime drama tale of good cops, or something darker? New TV drama, A Confession, seemingly casts the police in a good light, but grows more sinister and promises troubling questions, says Sadie Robinson

As Tories and the press panic about a ‘law and order breakdown’ - fear cops, not crime

As Tories and the press panic about a ‘law and order breakdown’ - fear cops, not crime After Tory scaremongering and promises of a ‘crackdown’ on crime, Sadie Robinson looks at the truth behind the fear—and why we don’t need more cops

News in brief - justice for Shukri Abdi, emissions rise, Home Office uses force

News in brief - justice for Shukri Abdi, emissions rise, Home Office uses force The police watchdog will investigate how cops handled the investigation into the death of a 12 year old school student in Greater Manchester.

Tories want more power for bullying and racist cops

Tories want more power for bullying and racist cops 'Law and order’ is green light for police to harass black people and the poor, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Priti Patel wants more stop and search

Priti Patel wants more stop and search Tory home secretary Priti Patel said that people should “literally feel terror” of breaking the law.

Reports of child abuse are shaped by media hypocrisy

23 July 2019
Peter Bornshin suffered sexual abuse while in the care of social services in the early 1980s. He was tormented by his experiences at the Grafton Close Children’s Home, west London.

Spy cop who was used against the Stephen Lawrence family

16 July 2019
The third police spy who targeted those fighting for justice for Stephen Lawrence has been named.

‘Our stories have to be heard’—victims and witnesses speak out after police violence

13 July 2019
Cops are routinely risking people’s lives—and the incidents caught on film are just the tip of the iceberg

‘Arrogant’ and ‘secretive’ police force to blame for death of Anthony Grainger, says judge

11 July 2019
Incompetent and lying police were entirely responsible for the death of Anthony Grainger in 2012

Police ‘contributed’ to the death of Darren Cumberbatch

26 June 2019
Darren Cumberbatch died in hospital in July 2017, nine days after being punched, stamped on, Tasered and hit with a baton by cops.

The Troublemaker—cops investigated over their non-expert expert witnesses

11 June 2019
Two police officers face disciplinary action after the collapse of a fraud trial amid claims that expert ­witnesses, one of whom was not of ­“suitable calibre”, were coached

The Troublemaker—Cops’ hidden evidence proves framed fisher folk’s innocence

21 May 2019
Five fishing workers convicted of smuggling a record haul of cocaine claim that police failed to disclose vital radar evidence that proves their innocence.

Inquest into the death of Edson Da Costa begins

07 May 2019
An inquest into the death of Edson Da Costa began on Tuesday of this week. Edson died after being stopped by police in Beckton, east London, in June 2017.

Black people are 40 times more likely to be stopped and searched

07 May 2019
New analysis has revealed that black people are 40 times more likely to be stopped and searched by the police.

The Troublemaker—Is the latest royal parasite enough to save Theresa May?

07 May 2019
The arrival of royal baby Sussex on Monday was met with polite indifference by most people who don’t work in newspaper offices.

The Troublemaker—Plenty of funds for top cops and sticks to hit people with

30 April 2019
A police chief who claims his service is ­underfunded has overseen a 50 percent rise in ­highly-paid officers.

Extinction Rebellion has shifted politics on the climate

23 April 2019
A new movement to demand action over climate change has changed British politics, argues Sarah Bates

Yellow Vests take on the cops as protest numbers rise

23 April 2019
Riot police and Yellow Vest protesters battled in the centre of Paris last Saturday as numbers on the streets rose for the second week in a row.

Southall ’79, when the police killed Blair Peach

19 April 2019
The Nazi National Front came to the heart of the Asian community in West London on 23 April 1979. They wanted to humiliate but instead provoked rebellion. Rampaging police arrested scores, injured many and murdered Blair Peach. Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks back at the crucial battle

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