West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire Police officer Sean Donoghue to face misconduct hearing for allegedly stealing 11 bottles of wine and a sandwich from Aldi and Tesco Express

A West Yorkshire Police officer who allegedly stole 11 bottles of wine and a sandwich from Aldi and Tesco Express is to face a misconduct hearing. Detective Constable Sean Donoghue is alleged to have taken two bottles of wine and hidden them in his backpack when he visited an Aldi store in Shipley on May […] […]

Greater Manchester

GMP has found 5,000 pieces of intelligence hiding in its ‘nightmare’ computer system – and doesn’t know what they are

It is two years since iOPS was launched, prompting an extraordinary flood of scared and angry police officers to blow the whistle. As the new Chief Constable weighs up whether to ditch the part that ‘doesn’t work’, the scale of its failures are still emerging On July 9, 2019, a ‘transformational’ £29m new computer system […] […]

Met (London)

Man dies days after being handcuffed by police, Met says

A man who was reportedly behaving “erratically” while carrying a knife and then handcuffed by police officers has died, Scotland Yard said. The Metropolitan Police said that officers were called to a home in James Gardens in Wood Green, north London, at around 8.10pm on Thursday following concerns for the welfare of a male occupant. […] […]

Devon and Cornwall

Devon and Cornwall Police officer Christopher Woodman sacked

An officer with Devon and Cornwall Police has been dismissed without notice for gross misconduct. PC Christopher Woodman faced allegations that on September 24, 2019 he breached the standards appropriate to the conduct of a police officer in respect of ‘honesty and integrity’, ‘discreditable conduct’ and ‘duties and responsibilities’. It had been alleged that the […] […]

All police

Sexual assault and the blue wall of silence

In early May, the “Women’s Chronicles” column in Stabroek News did a piece on sexual harassment within the police force. The scope of the problem was described as being an “epidemic.” This was a very fair and unsurprising assessment. While they religiously repeat the mantra of service and protection, the public at large, is very […] […]

Greater Manchester

Police failed to share vital information after Manchester Arena attack, inquiry told

A British Transport Police (BTP) representative told an inquiry that his organisation failed to share vital information with other emergency services following the Manchester Arena attack on 22 May 2017, which killed 22 people and injured hundreds more. Assistant Chief Constable Sean O’Callaghan agreed with Paul Greaney, the counsel to the inquiry, that there had […] […]