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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 […] […]

More than 200 police officers breached Covid-19 rules during lockdown
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More than 200 police officers breached Covid-19 rules during lockdown

More than 200 police officers in the UK have been caught breaching coronavirus restrictions during the pandemic according to data released under the Freedom of Information Act. One police constable failed to self-isolate despite having Covid-19 symptoms, while several officers were fined for attending parties and other events that broke lockdown rules, according to figures […] […]

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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 […] […]

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Hundreds Of Police Officers Accused Of Abusing Powers For Sexual Gain

Hundreds of police officers are referred to the official police watchdog every year for abusing their powers for sexual gain, according to exclusive figures obtained by PoliticsHome. Data from the Independent Office for Police Conduct shows that the highest level of corruption referrals this year were concerning police officers engaging in inappropriate sexual contact with […] […]

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Victims of police domestic abuse ‘feel silenced’

UK police forces have received more than 800 allegations of domestic abuse against officers and staff over the last five years, BBC research has revealed. Just 43 cases – about 5% of the total – were prosecuted. Victims of domestic abuse have told the BBC they do not believe their complaints were properly investigated. The […] […]