West Mercia

‘Deep regret and shock’ over officer’s manslaughter conviction

The assistant chief constable of West Mercia Police has expressed deep regret and shock after an officer from the force was found to be criminally responsible for the death of former footballer Dalian Atkinson. Rachel Jones made the statement after a jury at Birmingham Crown Court found Police Constable Benjamin Monk guilty of manslaughter. PC […] […]

All police

Forces asked to explain why three in four domestic abuse cases fail

The call comes from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) following the publication today (June 23) of its latest report, Review of policing domestic abuse during the pandemic. While forces were generally praised for the efforts they made to prevent such crimes and protect victims, the inspection said there was […] […]

West Yorkshire

Andrew Hall inquest: Police used ‘justified’ force on man who died

Police officers used “justified, necessary and proportionate” force to restrain a man who later died, an inquest jury has found. Andrew Hall was admitted to hospital after being restrained by up to six officers at Huddersfield police station in 2016 and went into cardiac arrest. His family’s barrister had said the 43-year-old was showing signs […] […]

Met (London)

Serving Met PC Kieron Sutton sentenced for harassment

A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been sentenced for harassment at Bromley Magistrates’ Court. On Tuesday, 22 June, PC Kieron Sutton, 21, now attached to the South Area Borough Command Unit, was given a ten-day rehabilitation order, 70 hours unpaid work and a six-month restraining order not to contact the victim. This comes after he […] […]