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Sean Rigg cops’ hearing begins

22 January 2019
An internal police misconduct hearing of charges against five people who were cops at the time of Sean Rigg’s death began on Monday of this week.

The Troublemaker - Cops have secret plot against Kingsley Burrell campaign

08 January 2019
Cops are organising in secret against the campaign for Justice for Kingsley Burrell.

Police officer guilty of gross misconduct in Kingsley Burrell case

20 December 2018
Kingsley died on 31 March 2011. He was restrained by police at a mental health unit and beaten severely while he had a towel placed over his face.

Cops face misconduct hearing over Kingsley Burrell's death

20 November 2018
A misconduct hearing for three police officers involved in events leading to the death of Kingsley Burrell in 2011 began on Monday.

Don’t give cops more power to use stop and search

12 November 2018
Police chiefs want to make it easier to harass black people. They have met with senior Tories to discuss getting rid of requirements that cops must have “reasonable grounds” to search someone.

Families and friends march demands the government acts over deaths in custody

27 October 2018
Over 200 people marched on Saturday to remember the thousands who have died after coming into contact with the police, and to demand change.

Be wise to the spies’ lies

16 October 2018
New revelations this week have underlined the extent of the British state’s spying operation in socialist organisations.

Protest in north London against police brutality highlights cops' statistics

09 October 2018
Cops in London used force over 40,000 times in the first five months of the 2018/2019 financial year.

The Troublemaker - Tories in a U-turn over conference hologram

25 September 2018
It would have at least woken up those who were nodding off at the back. But Jeremy Wright, the culture secretary, has axed plans to give his speech to the Tory conference as a hologram.

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

18 September 2018
The police plan more stop and search with backing from the Tories.

Cop cleared in Judah misconduct taser case

11 September 2018
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

04 September 2018
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

23 August 2018
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

21 August 2018
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

15 August 2018
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.

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