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1,000 police officers and Police Support Officers have criminal records

1,000 police officers and Police Support Officers have criminal records

Freedom of Information requests have revealed that there are over 1,000 or more police officers and PCSOs who have a criminal record serving in Britain’s police forces. Some forces did not respond so the number may be even higher. Obviously, not all police officers are bad but it has also been revealed that over the…

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Report by HMIC shows that the public believe police are corrupt

Report by HMIC shows that the public believe police are corrupt

According to a report into police corruption in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, at least a third of the public believe that the police have a “problem with corruption”. In particular, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) says there is a lack of clarity about the boundaries in relationships between police and third parties, especially…

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Police ‘thug in uniform’ gets job back despite damning video evidence

Police ‘thug in uniform’ gets job back despite damning video evidence

A police sergeant whose force was warned that he was a ‘thug in uniform’ is to be reinstated to his former position, despite damning video evidence that shows him allegedly mistreating a prisoner. Sgt Mark Andrews was dismissed by Wiltshire Police after being seen on CCTV in July 2008 dragging Pamela Somerville, 60, across the…

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Weak Cameron forces punishment change to IPP reforms

Weak Cameron forces punishment change to IPP reforms

Ken Clarke’s brave attempt to bring common sense into the sentencing system in England and Wales is being sabotaged by sleazy prime minister David Cameron who is afraid of appearing to be ‘soft on crime’. It was revealed in a House of Lords debate last week that Cameron, ever fearful of criticism from the tabloids,…

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Dale Farm eviction is about much more than planning laws

Dale Farm eviction is about much more than planning laws

The police heavily outnumbered protesters today as the eviction of travellers from Dale Farm in Essex went ahead. Violence was in evidence on both sides as residents sought to assert what they regard as their right to live on the land and police were apparently defending themselves from attack. Bricks and debris were thrown at…

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Police fearful of accountability when being filmed by the public

Police fearful of accountability when being filmed by the public

Many police officers are apparently trying to prevent members of the public from filming them whilst on duty, even using the threat of arrest if the individuals do not comply. Officers have also been using ‘Stop and Search’ powers to dissuade press and other photographers from taking photographs. Several recent cases have made it clear…

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Yet more police corruption as Cleveland chief and deputy are arrested

Yet more police corruption as Cleveland chief and deputy are arrested

The arrest of the Chief Constable of Cleveland and his deputy is yet more proof, were it needed, that the higher up the police promotional ladder one looks, the more police corruption one is likely to find. Indeed, TheOpinionSite.org feels that it is time to ask the question, “Are the UK police institutionally corrupt?” Whilst…

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Convicted police officers – arrogant and above the law but still employed

Convicted police officers – arrogant and above the law but still employed

Dozens of police officers are being allowed to keep their jobs despite being convicted of very serious offences. Officers convicted for possession of Class A drugs, being caught drunk behind the wheel of a car and for leaking information held on the Police National Computer were all subject to disciplinary enquiries after being convicted and…

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