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‘It hurts and it’s wrong’: family of Aboriginal woman shot dead by WA police officer speak out after acquittal

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The family of a Geraldton woman shot dead by a Western Australian police officer has said there is “no equality” and “no justice” for Aboriginal people after the constable was acquitted of her murder on Friday. “In te...

Senior UK police officer backs pioneering synthetic heroin clinics

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One of England’s most senior police officers has called for a “fundamental change of approach” in tackling England’s drug deaths crisis after watching an addict inject synthetic heroin in a pioneering clinic. Richard ...

Plainclothes Met police who stop lone women will video call uniformed officer

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Plainclothes police officers in London will video call a uniformed colleague to confirm their identity when stopping a lone woman, the head of the Metropolitan police has announced in the wake of Sarah Everard’s abduc...

Police officer sacked for paying 90p too little for charity Jaffa Cakes

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A police officer has been sacked after taking two packets of Jaffa Cakes from a charity stall without paying full price. PC Chris Dwyer paid 10p for the confectionery, and then claimed he had paid the correct amount o...

Calls for calm in Cameroon after police officer lynched for killing five-year-old

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Authorities in English-speaking western Cameroon have appealed for calm after a police officer killed a five-year-old girl and was lynched by a mob. The incident took place in Buea, a hotspot city in a region where an...

Mother of woman who died after Lancashire police failings condemns officer

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The mother of a vulnerable woman who died after failings by a Lancashire police officer has said a “stray dog” would have received better care. The custody sergeant’s actions amounted to gross misconduct, a misconduct...

Male UK police officer ‘manipulated’ female abuse victim, panel hears

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A male police officer used his position of authority to “emotionally manipulate” a domestic abuse victim, asking her out for cocktails as he tried to begin a romantic relationship with her, a misconduct panel has hear...

Met officer denies bias hampered investigation into Stephen Port’s first victim

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A senior Metropolitan police officer has denied that unconscious bias affected his investigation into the death of serial killer Stephen Port’s first victim because he was “young, gay and working as an escort”. DCI Ch...

Father warned police hours before officer Tasered son, inquest hears

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The father of an ex-soldier who died after being Tasered warned police hours before the incident that his son, who had post-traumatic stress disorder, was “insane” and needed sectioning, but no welfare check was carri...

Police Scotland ‘boys’ club’ victimised female officer, tribunal rules

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A female firearms officer was victimised by Police Scotland colleagues in a “horrific” workplace culture condemned as an “absolute boys’ club”, an employment tribunal has found. The damning judgment accepted evidence ...

Met police officer remanded in custody over alleged rape

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A Metropolitan police officer who is accused of raping a woman he met on the dating app Tinder has been remanded in custody. PC David Carrick, 46, who serves in the parliamentary and diplomatic protection command, was...

Metropolitan police officer charged with rape

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A serving Metropolitan police officer has been charged with rape, the Crown Prosecution Service has said. PC David Carrick, 46, of Stevenage, Hertfordshire, will appear via video link at Hatfield magistrates court on ...

Senior female officer wants ‘zero tolerance’ on sexist police banter

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A senior black female police officer has said the Metropolitan police should stop treating sexism as banter as anger escalates at the murder of Sarah Everard by a serving officer. Janet Hills, who retired this month a...

Sarah Everard case: people stopped by lone officer could ‘wave down a bus’, says Met

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Police will have to work hard to rebuild public confidence after the murder of Sarah Everard by a serving officer, a minister has said, as Scotland Yard said people stopped by a lone plainclothes officer should challe...

Long Beach school officer shoots 18-year-old, leaving her on life support

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An 18-year-old woman is on life support after a school safety officer shot her near a high school in Long Beach, California, this week, sparking outrage and renewing calls for armed officers to be removed from schools...

RUC officer referred for 1976 murder of brothers in County Armagh

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A former police officer of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) has been referred to public prosecutors in Northern Ireland in relation to a series of potential offences including the sectarian murder of three brothers...

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