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Boris Johnson rejects calls for a public inquiry into police failings over murder of Sarah Everard

BORIS JOHNSON has rejected calls for a public inquiry into police failings on sexual violence following the sentencing of Sarah Everard’s killer. After Labour peer Shami Chakrabarti called for a Stephen Lawrence-style inquiry into a police culture of misogyny and violence against women, the Prime Minister told the BBC’s Andrew Marr show today that other […] […]

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Why the UK police force fails to improve diversity

The police in Britain have failed to reflect the diversity of the community they serve and have failed on Sir Robert Peel’s founding description of policing, which was, “the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full time attention […] […]

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MPs rebuke police for ‘systemic failure’ to improve record on race

Failings have led to ‘unjustified inequalities’, says landmark report that finds little progress in 22 years since Macpherson Police and governments have done too little to stamp out racial injustice in the ranks, with the failings being systemic and leading to “unjustified inequalities”, a report by an all-party committee of MPs has found. The report […] […]

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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 […] […]