Police

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Met police placed in special measures after series of scandals
Watchdog’s decision follows a force-wide inspection that found significant failings

Vikram Dodd

28, Jun, 2022 @4:05 PM

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Stop Brexit Man: police swoop on Steve Bray under new anti-protest law
Activist has sound system seized outside parliament on day new measures came into force

Jamie Grierson

28, Jun, 2022 @3:26 PM

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Met refers eight more strip-searches of children to police watchdog
After outrage over case of Child Q, force asks IOPC to examine incidents involving children aged 14-17

Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent

24, Jun, 2022 @1:13 PM

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A criminal record should not be a life sentence | Letters
Letters: David Wacks on youth convictions and cautions, John Hughes on the need to delete records of minor offences from decades ago, and a magistrate on the need for DBS reform

Letters

23, Jun, 2022 @5:01 PM

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Three Met PCs who received pictures of murdered sisters can keep jobs
Officers in WhatsApp group were sent images of Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry taken by two colleagues

Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent

23, Jun, 2022 @1:41 PM

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Watchdog to widen inquiry into death of man Tasered by Met officers
Family of Oladeji Omishore say police failed to correct reports he was armed with screwdriver

Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent

22, Jun, 2022 @3:11 PM

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Costly report into Rotherham police failings ‘lets down’ grooming survivors
Police and crime commissioner ‘disappointed’ as child sexual abuse inquiry ‘fails to identify individual accountability’

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

22, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Joe Lycett standup joke investigated by police after complaint
Comedian says he was asked to explain context of gag to investigating officers, and will keep it in his show

Tom Ambrose and agency

21, Jun, 2022 @11:23 PM

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Sheku Bayoh inquiry: former PC denies telling grandfather he was ‘racist’
Officer involved in 2015 Kirkcaldy fatal arrest dismisses relative’s recollection as ‘absolute nonsense’

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

21, Jun, 2022 @6:31 PM

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London man who died after being shot with Taser was holding firelighter
Watchdog says police statement suggesting Oladeji Adeyemi Omishore was ‘armed with a screwdriver’ is incorrect

Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent

21, Jun, 2022 @6:04 PM

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The Guardian view on criminal record checks: the case for second chances | Editorial
Editorial: Rules that force people to disclose decades-old convictions, including for non-violent offences, should be changed

Editorial

21, Jun, 2022 @5:22 PM

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‘We were just rowdy 16-year-olds’: how a police caution blighted a career
Now 31, woman tells of shying away from teaching jobs because of criminal record checks flagging up minor incident

Emily Dugan

21, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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