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Hull meeting demands justice for Christopher Alder

03 April 2012
Campaigners for Christopher Alder protested in Hull last Sunday as part of their continued campaign for justice.

Riot report lets the police off the hook

03 April 2012
A government-appointed "independent" panel published its final report into the August riots last week.

Mark Duggan inquest withheld

27 March 2012
The inquest into the killing of Mark Duggan in Tottenham last year may never happen, a pre-inquest hearing has been told.

Police ballot and rally on right to strike

27 March 2012
The Police Federation is set to ballot its 135,000 members on whether police officers should have the right to take industrial action—including the right to strike.

British state injustice—their brutality, our resistance

20 March 2012
The British establishment prides itself on its decency and its ability to stand up to dictatorships and injustice abroad.

Police shoot man dead in Cheshire

06 March 2012
Police killed a man in Culcheth, Cheshire, last Saturday. Anthony Grainger was sat in a car when police shot him.

Call for action on custody deaths

06 March 2012
A meeting demanding justice for those who have died in police custody has been called by the RMT transport workers’ union in London.

Police have no accurate record of deaths in custody

07 February 2012
Police have been underestimating the number of people who have died in custody after being restrained by officers, according to a new report.

'Shredded' Cardiff Three evidence turns up - in original boxes

04 February 2012
Evidence that was supposedly destroyed by police—which led to the collapse of a multi-million pound police corruption trial—has been found.

Death in custody campaigns unite to launch petition for justice

20 January 2012
Campaigns demanding justice for those who have died in police custody join forces today to launch a petition calling for major changes in the criminal justice system.

Met commissioner dodges difficult questions at LSE 'total policing' meeting

17 January 2012
Last night, Monday, Bernard Hogan-Howe the Metropolitan Police Commissioner spoke on ‘Total Policing: The future of Policing in London’ at the London School of Economics (LSE).

Racist stop and search is on the rise

17 January 2012
Black people are now 30 times more likely than whites to be stopped and searched by police, according to new analysis.

Police concealed evidence that could have cleared Eddie Gilfoyle

10 January 2012
Merseyside police have been concealing evidence that could expose a significant miscarriage of justice. Eddie Gilfoyle was jailed for life in 1993 but has maintained his innocence.

Jesse Jackson calls for public inquiry into British deaths in custody

15 December 2011
Veteran US civil rights activist Jesse Jackson joined with campaigners in London today (Thursday) to throw his weight behind calls for a public inquiry into deaths in police custody.

Mark Duggan probe delay

13 December 2011
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigation into the shooting of Mark Duggan won’t be finished until April 2012.

Support prisoners during the holidays by writing a letter

06 December 2011
As the holiday season approaches, Socialist Worker asks readers to write to political prisoners and those who have suffered at the hands of the system.

Stephen Lawrence trial examines forensics

06 December 2011
A leading scientist cast doubt on claims that key forensic evidence he found in the Stephen Lawrence case was flawed.

Case collapses as police corruption probe destroyed evidence

06 December 2011
The biggest police corruption trial in British legal history collapsed in farce last week.

‘No misconduct’ by Smiley Culture officers, police watchdog rules

29 November 2011
The Independent Police Complains Commission (IPCC) has cleared police officers who were present at the death of Smiley Culture of misconduct.

Anger at Metropolitan Police tactics on deaths in custody demo

28 November 2011
Campaigners challenged Metropolitan Police commissioner Bernard Hogan‑Howe last Thursday over "aggressive and degrading treatment" at a recent demonstration against deaths in custody.

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