This post surrounds my concerns in relation to the conduct of PC 0782 CHRISTOPHER MASHFORD who was participating in a search of my family’s home on 22nd August 2018 after both PC 0373 MATTHEW STEPHENSON and INSP 5728 MELVILLE CHRISTIE had obtained a warrant based on further and false allegations by my neighbour that were […]
At around 12.53pm on the 13th October 2016, I arrived home in my van to find a tree branch laid on the road at the front of my home. I later learned that the tree branch had broken away from a semi-mature ash tree, which is situated on the grass verge opposite my home. The […]
A system to better record police use of force is necessary to identify concerns and restore public confidence, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has warned. In a report released today (March 8), the IPCC revealed people today believe officers use force far more readily than they did ten years ago.
The Police (Conduct) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 imported a provision into the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012 that prevented officers from retiring or resigning whilst under investigation. Yet recent events in Sussex Police display how it is still possible for an officer to avoid dismissal and tender their resignation despite being under investigation.
According to Ministry of Justice guidelines, cautions are intended to deliver swift and effective justice, reducing the burden on the police and courts, while delivering a suitable deterrent effect. However a review of the system was recently announced after concerns were expressed that too many cautions were being issued to repeat offenders accused of serious offences.