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Public inquiry opens into Met police killing of unarmed Jermaine Baker

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A public inquiry into the death of an unarmed man shot by a Metropolitan police marksman during a foiled prison break has heard that a bug in the getaway car picked up the occupants saying they did not have a real gun...

Police panels set up to scrutinise stop and search ‘lack diversity’

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Some police panels set up to scrutinise stop and search incidents contain few or no members from minority ethnic backgrounds, according to data obtained by the Observer. Community scrutiny panels are supposed to have...

German police officers dismissed over alleged online Nazi content

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German prosecutors have dismissed 19 police officers in a commando unit and suspended another over claims they glorified violence and made references to a former Nazi organisation in online chats, a spokesperson said ...

From rule of six to 6,500 police: Cornwall hosts first Covid-era G7

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Everybody from the most junior official to the president of the United States will have to follow the rules. Take daily Covid tests, wear masks at appropriate times and respect everything from one-way systems around v...

Nicaraguan police arrest third potential Ortega opponent

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Nicaraguan police have arrested another potential challenger to President Daniel Ortega, the third opposition pre-candidate for the 7 November elections detained in the past week. Félix Maradiaga was arrested after be...

Cressida Dick says there is occasional ‘bad ’un’ in Metropolitan police

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Britain’s most senior police officer has admitted that there is the occasional “bad ’un” within the ranks of the Metropolitan police service. Her comments came on the day that one of her officers pleaded guilty to the...

How the FBI and Australian police gained a front seat view of underworld workings in 90 countries

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It was mid-2018 when a convicted narcotics importer met with FBI agents from San Diego and made them a tantalising offer: in exchange for a possible reduction in the importer’s sentence on other charges, would the bur...

Hundreds arrested after Australian police and FBI crack underworld messaging app

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Hundreds of suspected organised crime figures in 18 countries have been arrested after US and Australian agencies hacked into an app used by criminals and read millions of encrypted messages, Australian officials have...

Police ‘flabbergasted’ London Bridge terrorist survived first few shots, inquest hears

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Police have told an inquest they were “flabbergasted” when the convicted terrorist Usman Khan, who was shot to death on London Bridge in 2019, survived the first few shots. Khan killed 25-year-old Jack Merritt and 23-...

South Yorkshire police agree payouts for Hillsborough ‘cover-up’

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South Yorkshire police has agreed a settlement with more than 600 people to compensate them for the false police campaign that sought to avoid responsibility for the 1989 Hillsborough disaster and blame the victims in...

Hong Kong: 7,000 police ready to enforce ban on Tiananmen anniversary protests

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Thousands of police will enforce a ban on protests in Hong Kong on Friday for the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, a traditional day of pro-democracy people power that China has made clear it will no lon...

Police officer lied about danger posed by Dalian Atkinson, court told

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The police officer accused of murdering Dalian Atkinson lied and exaggerated the danger the former footballer posed in a late-night confrontation and concocted a false story with his then lover to justify his excessiv...

Nicaragua police detain opposition leader and expected Ortega challenger

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Police in Nicaragua have stormed into the house of a prominent opposition leader, one day after formally filing money laundering charges against her in what was seen as an attempt to stop an electoral challenge to the...

Lord Ashcroft’s daughter-in-law on manslaughter charge after police shooting

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The daughter-in-law of Lord Ashcroft, a Conservative party donor and former treasurer, has been charged in Belize with manslaughter by negligence after a police superintendent was reported to have died in a shooting. ...

Sarah Everard died from compression of the neck, say police

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A postmortem examination has found that marketing executive Sarah Everard died from compression of the neck, police said. Everard, 33, went missing as she walked home from a friend’s house in Clapham, south London, on...

French police capture fugitive ex-soldier after huge manhunt

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Police in south-west France have detained a former soldier who fled into a forest after firing on security forces in an incident that sparked a huge manhunt. The government’s most senior official in the Dordogne regio...

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