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Cops ‘sexually abusive and corrupt’ report says

13 December 2016
Over 300 police officers and staff in England and Wales are accused of using their position to sexually exploit people, including crime victims.

Cops get new shock weapon as evidence of fatal use rises

06 December 2016
Police officers across Britain are expected to be issued with a new and more powerful Taser gun.

Shocking new figures reveal neglect and corruption across police forces

29 November 2016
The cops’ pet watchdog has received “complaints”—including potential “high level corruption”—regarding police handling of child sexual abuse cases.

Calls for inquiry into South Yorkshire Police following Rotherham 12 not guilty verdicts

17 November 2016
An independent inquiry into policing has been demanded after a landmark victory in the Rotherham 12 case.

Rotherham 12 jury delivers not guilty verdicts for all Asian men on trial

16 November 2016
The jury in the trial of the Rotherham 12 has today, Wednesday, delivered not guilty verdicts for all men who stood trial.

West Midlands cops to face misconduct proceedings

08 November 2016
Cops from West Midlands Police (WMP) will face Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) misconduct proceedings. They relate to the arrest and racial abuse of Don Lorenzo in Birmingham in 2007.

Jail for the poor as coppers’ clampdown beggars belief

08 November 2016
Charlie Jennings received a nine-week jail sentence for begging in Norwich last week.

Stop this class war cover-up—miners’ fury over Orgreave

01 November 2016
The Tories are continuing a cover-up by refusing an inquiry into the Battle of Orgreave.

Hundreds join rally over deaths in police custody

01 November 2016
Some 400 people joined a procession last Saturday to commemorate those who have died in police custody.

March for justice in Tower Hamlets

01 November 2016
The police officers responsible for two shocking recent arrests in Tower Hamlets, east London, “should not be part of the police force”, a youth worker told a rally last Saturday.

Ex-miners demand to know - who was responsible for police attacks at Orgreave?

01 November 2016
About 100 people poured into the Yorkshire NUM Miners’ Hall in Barnsley today, Tuesday, for an Orgreave Truth and Justice (OTJC) press conference.

Activists rally for east London youth worker who says he was attacked by the police

16 October 2016
Around 150 people crowded into the Arbour youth centre in Tower Hamlets, east London, on Friday night for a public meeting. They had came to show solidarity with Zac Hussein, a youth worker at the centre, who says he was attacked by the police. 

Mazher Mahmood found guilty but tougher questions remain about the ‘Fake Sheikh’

11 October 2016
Mazher Mahmood, known as the “Fake Sheikh”, has been found guilty of conspiring to pervert the course of justice.

Black Lives Matter protesters won’t accept a whitewash after more killings

04 October 2016
Protests took place across the US over the weekend as the police’s killing spree continued apace.

Anger as politicians pledge to demolish Calais 'jungle'

04 October 2016
The “jungle” shantytown of refugees in Calais is to be demolished “in the next few weeks”, French prime minister Manuel Valls vowed last Sunday.

Incompetent or corrupt Met coppers lose millions of files

27 September 2016
Scotland Yard has lost 13 unsolved murder files and is considering whether they were destroyed by corrupt cops.

Cops won’t face charges over Sean Rigg’s death

20 September 2016
Also: Probe into the paralysis of Julian Cole, March for Dalian Atkinson, Rotherham 12 hold justice convention

Orgreave campaigners demand justice ahead of meeting with Tory minister

13 September 2016
Campaigners from the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign (OTJC) and their supporters gathered outside parliament today, Tuesday, ahead of a meeting with home secretary Amber Rudd.

Questions after police chase leads to deaths in south London

07 September 2016
Two people died on Wednesday of last week following a high speed police chase speed through a residential area in Penge, south London.

Black Lives Matter takes politics back into Carnival

30 August 2016
Notting Hill Carnival’s roots lie in fighting racism, but it’s become corporate and heavily policed. Alistair Farrow spoke to Carnival-goers and activists

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