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Cops launch new stop and search clampdown - but it won’t stop knife crime

Cops launch new stop and search clampdown - but it won’t stop knife crime The police plan more stop and search with backing from the Tories.

Cop cleared in Judah misconduct taser case

Cop cleared in Judah misconduct taser case A cop who tasered a race relations officer in the face has been cleared of misconduct.

The Troublemaker - 60 percent of cops keep jobs in sexual harassment cases

The Troublemaker - 60 percent of cops keep jobs in sexual harassment cases Some 96 cops were punished for sexual harassment in the last three years—but most kept their jobs.

Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman film is a strong call to arms for anti-racists

Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman film is a strong call to arms for anti-racists There are some problems with Spike Lee’s new film, not least how it portrays the cops, but it redeems itself with its key message, says Antony Hamilton

Hillsborough cop charges dropped

Hillsborough cop charges dropped Former South Yorkshire Police (SYP) chief inspector Sir Norman Bettison will face no charges over allegations that he lied following the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster.

Officer who restrained Rashan Charles cleared of misconduct by cops’ pet watchdog

Officer who restrained Rashan Charles cleared of misconduct by cops’ pet watchdog A cop who restrained a 20 year old black man shortly before he died has been cleared of misconduct.

Rise in custody deaths an indictment of police racism

26 July 2018
23 people died in or following police custody in 2017. Even this figure doesn’t tell the full story, says Simon Basketter

The Troublemaker - Anti-corruption police force investigated for corruption

24 July 2018
Scotland Yard is embroiled in the largest police corruption inquiry for 40 years.

News in brief—Activists stop Grenfell firm

26 June 2018
Children are left dirty because of poverty, according to a survey.

Anger after Rashan Charles inquest verdict

20 June 2018
An inquest into the death of Rashan Charles has delivered a verdict of “accidental death” in an inquest that Rashan’s family have branded a farce.

Officer who stopped Rashan Charles ‘panicked’ inquest is told

12 June 2018
A man who helped a police officer restrain Rashan Charles before he died has told an inquest that he was trying to protect Rashan.

Officer who restrained Rashan Charles failed to follow safety rules, inquest hears

06 June 2018
The police officer who restrained Rashan Charles before he died has admitted failing to follow safety rules.

Campaigners say ‘the border kills’ after Belgian cops shoot two year old

29 May 2018
Refugee support organisations in northern France have slammed the Belgian, British and French governments after a two year old refugee was shot in the face on 17 May.

The Troublemaker - Government admits torture and kidnapping—almost

15 May 2018
The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) was an anti-Gaddafi Islamist militant group.

Sheku Bayoh’s family sue police over his death

03 May 2018
A post-mortem identified 54 separate lacerations, cuts and bruises on Sheku Bayoh’s body.

Deaths in custody point to ‘structural racism’ in Britain, says UN panel

28 April 2018
The scale of deaths of black people after contact with the police is so high that even United Nations agencies have felt the need to speak out.

New book shows how police failings helped cover up Rotherham abuse

22 April 2018
Sammy Woodhouse was key to exposing a child sexual exploitation scandal in Rotherham – and the failures of the police and other authorities to act on abuse.

The spy at the heart of the Lawrence campaign

22 April 2018
Days before the 25th anniversary of Stephen Lawrence’s murder, we learned a little more about how the state used spies to undermine the Lawrence family.

Police officers cleared of misconduct over Adrian McDonald's death in custody

18 April 2018
Two cops who previously had misconduct rulings against them in relation to the death of Adrian McDonald have had appeals against the ruling upheld.

Stephen Lawrence’s killing exposed the cops’ racism

17 April 2018
The racist murder of Stephen Lawrence and its aftermath changed Britain. A campaign led by his parents forced the state to hold an inquiry into Stephen’s death and the police investigation into it.

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