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Retired cops will not be disciplined over Hillsborough

17 January 2017
Every former police officer under investigation over allegations of misconduct relating to the Hillsborough disaster will escape disciplinary proceedings.

New protests as activists demand justice for man murdered by police, Yassar Yaqub

10 January 2017
Angry protesters blocked the M62 motorway on Monday evening to mark a week since police shot and killed Yassar Yaqub.

After Yassar Yaqub’s funeral, protest called in Bradford over police ‘assassination’

06 January 2017
Hundreds of mourners gathered in Huddersfield today, Friday, for the funeral of Yassar Yaqub. Police shot Yassar dead on Monday evening as he sat in a car on the M62 near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

Angry protests hit West Yorkshire after police killing of Yassar Yaqub

05 January 2017
People across West Yorkshire and beyond have reacted with fury to the police shooting of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub.

Top cop ‘confused’ over his Hillsborough evidence

03 January 2017
The head of London’s Metropolitan Police Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe gave a misleading account of his evidence at the Hillsborough football disaster, according to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

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.

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.

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.

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