Police

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Charities raise concerns over remote legal advice in police interviews
Groups warn that practice greatly increases chances of miscarriages of justice

Ben Quinn

26, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Police watchdog castigates forces over use of stop and search
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary says after 35 years police still unable to explain why black people are targeted more often

Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent

26, Feb, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Covid fines surge in England and Wales as police adopt hardline approach
Police hand out 40% of all fines issued since start of pandemic in four weeks to mid-February

Jamie Grierson and Tobi Thomas

25, Feb, 2021 @3:47 PM

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IOPC investigates five Thames Valley police officers over death of man, 24
Brian Ringrose from Milton Keynes died in hospital after being restrained and put in induced coma

Jessica Murray

25, Feb, 2021 @1:12 PM

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Hunting the men who kill women: Mexico’s femicide detective
The long read: Although femicide is a recognised crime in Mexico, when a woman disappears, the authorities are notoriously slow to act. But there is someone who will take on their case

Meaghan Beatley

25, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Frontline workers and BAME groups will not be prioritised for UK vaccines
Vaccine advisers reject prioritisation by race or occupation, including teachers and police

Jessica Elgot and Ian Sample

24, Feb, 2021 @8:47 PM

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Met police hails success in county lines drugs crackdown
Covid lockdowns and new tactics have contributed to rise in charges against drug dealers

Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent

24, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The Guardian view on illegal drugs: the laws don’t work | Editorial
Editorial: A new minister in Scotland is on a mission to cut drug deaths. But a fresh approach to a complex problem is needed across the UK

Editorial

22, Feb, 2021 @7:34 PM

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Sir William Macpherson obituary
Head of the Stephen Lawrence murder inquiry who said the Met’s investigation had been undermined by ‘institutional racism’

Owen Bowcott

22, Feb, 2021 @6:02 PM

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Police should carry drugs overdose antidote, says senior officer
Exclusive: NPCC’s drugs lead backs wider supply of naloxone after successful trials

Mattha Busby

22, Feb, 2021 @2:38 PM

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UK's anti-terror chief fears rights group boycott threatens Prevent review
Neil Basu says move to oppose appointment of William Shawcross could harm process

Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent

22, Feb, 2021 @12:32 AM

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Police report rise in large Covid lockdown parties in England
Secretly organised via social media, illegal events are becoming more creative and sophisticated

Jessica Murray and Alex Mistlin

19, Feb, 2021 @3:40 PM

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