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Metropolitan Police Service criticised for failing London’s children

Remyhs Baker

Posted by Remyhs Baker | Trainee
On 18th January 2017

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary Sir Thomas Windsor has said that; “protecting the vulnerable, particularly children is perhaps the most important job that police officers and staff undertake.” Yet, the Metropolitan Police Service, the largest police service in England and Wales, has severely failed vulnerable children, it has come to light in a recent, damning, report.

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Aggrieved about Orgreave? We should be

Remyhs Baker

Posted by Remyhs Baker | Trainee
On 21st December 2016

On 31 October 2016, the Home Secretary Amber Rudd decided that there would not be any inquiry into the so called Battle of Orgreave. She said in a written statement that there would “be very few lessons for the policing system today to be learned from any review of the events and practices of three decades ago”, a surprising statement given that trust in the police is currently arguably at an all-time low.

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The link between drug and alcohol intoxication and deaths and serious incidents in police custody

Cormac McDonough

Posted by Cormac McDonough | Solicitor
On 4th August 2016

Following the Home Secretary’s announcement last year of a major review into deaths and serious incidents in police custody, a consultation entitled, Independent Review of Deaths and Serious Incidents in Police Custody, recently closed. In the second of a series of blogs centred around our response to the consultation, we look at the link between drug and alcohol intoxication and deaths and serious incidents in police custody.

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