Met (London)

Sarah Everard’s killer ‘linked to 2015 indecent exposure incident’

Sarah Everard’s murderer Pc Wayne Couzens has been linked to an alleged indecent exposure incident as far back as 2015, according to the police watchdog. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has launched an investigation into alleged failures by Kent Police to investigate. A probe is also ongoing into alleged failures by the Metropolitan […] […]

West Mercia

PC Benjamin Monk jailed for ex-footballer’s death

A police officer who unlawfully killed Dalian Atkinson by tasering him to the ground and kicking him in the head has been jailed for eight years. PC Benjamin Monk, 43, discharged his Taser three times and kicked him twice in the head, leaving bootlace prints on his forehead, his trial heard. The former Aston Villa […] […]

West Mercia

Pc who struck Dalian Atkinson believed he posed a threat, court told

A policewoman accused of assaulting Dalian Atkinson struck him with a baton after he was Tasered because he still posed a threat in an “incomprehensibly difficult, frightening” situation, her barrister has told a court. Richard Smith QC told jurors that Pc Mary Ellen Bettley-Smith was a “caring person who didn’t have a violent bone in […] […]