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Met police faces legal action over ‘irrational’ handling of Partygate

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The Metropolitan police is facing legal action over the way it handled allegations of the prime minister breaking lockdown rules by attending parties in Downing Street, the Guardian has learned. The former Met police ...

‘Guilty as charged’: top UK officer urges police chiefs to admit institutional racism

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One of Britain’s most senior officers has called on chiefs to admit that institutional racism blights policing, declaring “we are guilty as charged”, and blaming failures on the leadership of law enforcement. Neil Bas...

Suspect in New York subway shooting turns himself in to police

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A man wanted in an apparently unprovoked fatal shooting on a New York City subway train surrendered to police on Tuesday, hours after authorities posted his name and photo on social media and implored the public to he...

Thousands of detained Uyghurs pictured in leaked Xinjiang police files

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A new trove of hacked Chinese police photographs and documents shedding light on the human toll of Beijing’s treatment of its Uyghur minority in Xinjiang has been published as the UN high commissioner for human rights...

Not up to black officers to solve police racism, says barrister as plan launched

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Black police officers should not be expected to solve racism in forces and must be allowed to “get on with their job”, the head of the body scrutinising a plan for England and Wales to combat racism has said. Compulso...

Capitol rioter who sprayed police with fire extinguisher sentenced to three years

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A Maryland man who draped himself in a far right-affiliated flag and sprayed a fire extinguisher at police during the deadly Capitol attack on January 6 has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison, according to...

Dutch police create deepfake video of murdered boy, 13, in hope of new leads

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Dutch police have received dozens of leads after using deepfake technology to virtually bring to life a teenager almost two decades after his murder. Sedar Soares was shot dead in 2003 while throwing snowballs with fr...

Police chiefs to apologise for ‘racism, discrimination and bias’ in race plan

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Police chiefs will declare they are “ashamed” about racism remaining in law enforcement, and apologise for the “discrimination and bias” still plaguing forces in a new race plan launching next week. The plan from Nati...

Met police chiefs decided not to infiltrate far-right groups in 70s, hears inquiry

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Police leaders took a high-level policy decision not to place undercover officers in far-right groups at a time when fascists were intimidating and attacking ethnic minority communities in the 1970s, an inquiry has he...

Don’t let people off if they steal food in desperation, minister tells police

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The policing minister, Kit Malthouse, has disputed the suggestion of the chief inspector of constabulary, Andy Cooke, that the cost of living crisis will trigger an increase in crime, branding it “old-fashioned” think...

Former police officer pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd killing

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A former Minneapolis police officer pleaded guilty on Wednesday to manslaughter in the murder of George Floyd and agreed to spend three years in state prison, officials said. Thomas Lane’s plea to a count of aiding an...

Two arrested after police officer hit by van in Merseyside

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Two men have been arrested after a police officer was hit by a van in Merseyside. The vehicle was driven at the officer after he arrived in the St Helens area at about 8.05pm on Tuesday after reports of a rucksack in ...

Video showing arrest of Fiji bus driver reignites debate about police use of excessive force

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Fiji police have suspended an officer pending an investigation after a video showing what appeared to be the use of excessive force against a bus driver during an arrest was shared widely in the Pacific country. The v...

Dallas shooting suspect harbored delusions about Asian people, police say

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Authorities in Dallas said on Tuesday the man suspected of opening fire in a hair salon in the city’s Koreatown and wounding three women of Asian descent harbored delusions about Asian people since having a car crash ...

California gunman locked church doors before firing at Taiwanese worshippers – police

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A gunman motivated by hatred against Taiwan chained shut the doors of a California church and hid firebombs before shooting at a gathering of mostly elderly Taiwanese parishioners, killing a man who tackled him, autho...

Senior Catholic in Israel condemns police actions at Shireen Abu Aqleh funeral

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The top Catholic clergyman in the Holy Land has condemned the Israeli police beating of mourners carrying the casket of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh, accusing the authorities of violating human rights and d...

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