Met (London)

Blame culture means police and other public bodies will continue to cover their tracks

The review, chaired by Lady Nuala O’Lone, spares no one. From freemasonry to the press to the retirement jobs of ex-police officers, all are lambasted, named and shamed. The killer ‘institutional’ tag is again deployed. We have become familiar with the charge of ‘institutional racism’, now it’s ‘Institutional corruption’. It’s the ultimate smear, so loosely […] […]


Wiltshire Police officer who sexually assaulted colleague dismissed

A police officer who was found to have twice sexually assaulted a junior colleague he had tried to start a relationship with has been dismissed. Sgt Gavin Hucks parked in remote locations before carrying out the attacks on Salisbury Plain and on the outskirts of Trowbridge, Wiltshire. Wiltshire Police’s deputy chief constable Paul Mills said […] […]


IOPC investigates death in Thames Valley Police custody

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is investigating the death of a 49-year-old man in police custody in Abingdon, Oxford. We have established the man was arrested by Thames Valley Police officers shortly before 5.30pm on Friday 25 June and taken to custody at Abingdon Police Station. At around 1.10am on Saturday, 26 June, […] […]

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Prison guard caught with drugs in Saughton jail car park

A prison officer is facing a jail sentence after he was caught with bags of cocaine and cannabis at HMP Edinburgh. David Lee Smith, 51, was sitting in his car when police officers swooped on him following a tip off. Officers found bags of cocaine along with wraps of cannabis and 181 street Valium tablets […] […]


Cambs officer charged with racially aggravated assault

An officer from Cambridge Constabulary who used PAVA spray to restrain a Polish man in a custody suite has been charged with racially aggravated assault by beating, assault by beating and administering a poison or noxious thing. The charges against Police Sergeant Gregory Wyss, 45, relate to the arrest and restraint of the man while […] […]

Met (London)

Three MPS officers face misconduct probe over stop of sprinter Bianca Williams

The athlete accused the force of “racially profiling” her, and her partner, Ricardo dos Santos, when they were handcuffed and separated from their three-month-old son. The three police officers are now subject to a gross misconduct investigation over “potential breaches of police standards of professional behaviour”, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has said. […] […]


Cleveland Police inspector Jonathan Stansmore found guilty of gross misconduct and sacked without notice

A police inspector accused of treating a work conference as a “drinking expedition” has been found guilty of gross misconduct. And following the two-week disciplinary hearing, Inspector Jonathan Stansmore was sacked without notice. As reported, Mr Stansmore missed most of a National Cyber Protect Conference which he had travelled to in Cardiff in September 2019. […] […]