Rape cases plagued by ‘finger pointing’ and ‘blame culture’ between police and CPS – watchdog

The criminal justice system’s response to rape allegations is plagued by a “blame culture” and “finger pointing” between police and prosecutors, the watchdog has found. There are “deep divisions” and “poor communication” between police forces and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) around rape prosecutions and convictions, the new report said. It comes after the government’s […] […]


Final written warning for officer over inappropriate TikTok videos

A Northamptonshire Police officer who posted inappropriate videos of himself on social media has today been given a final written warning, following our investigation. An independently chaired disciplinary panel found gross misconduct proven against Police Constable (PC) Aaron Parry at a hearing organised by the force, which ended on 8 July. He was found to have […] […]


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, […] […]