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Yassar Yaqub M62 shooting: IOPC investigation concludes 'no police officers committed an offence' during stop near Huddersfield

Yassar Yaqub M62 shooting: IOPC investigation concludes 'no police officers committed an offence' during stop near Huddersfield
An investigation into the fatal police shooting of a 28-year-old man on a motorway has concluded that no officer committed a criminal offence or behav...
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Officers who shot robbery suspect used 'necessary and proportionate' force, investigation finds

Officers who shot robbery suspect used 'necessary and proportionate' force, investigation finds
Officers from Wiltshire Police acted in a “necessary and proportionate” manner during the non-fatal shooting of a man during a robbery in Swindon last...
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Man shot by police in Runcorn 'seriously injured'

Man shot by police in Runcorn 'seriously injured'
A man has been shot by police and "sustained serious injuries" in Cheshire, it has been confirmed. An eyewitness told the BBC he heard two shots fired...
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Police Federation issues statement as officer's gross misconduct hearing ends

Police Federation issues statement as officer's gross misconduct hearing ends
The Sussex Police Federation has issued a statement following the conclusion of a gross misconduct hearing after a police officer was involved in a co...
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Anthony Grainger shooting: Police officer 'has no case to answer'

Anthony Grainger shooting: Police officer 'has no case to answer'
The firearms officer who fatally shot Anthony Grainger will not face any misconduct charges, the police watchdog has said. Anthony Grainger, 36, was i...
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Police officer charged with murder of ex-Aston Villa footballer

Police officer charged with murder of ex-Aston Villa footballer
  A police officer has been charged with the murder of retired footballer Dalian Atkinson who died after being Tasered. The ex-Aston Villa strike...
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MPs launch inquiry into IOPC amid concerns complaints system it is ‘not working as it should’

MPs launch inquiry into IOPC amid concerns complaints system it is ‘not working as it should’
The Home Affairs Select Committee has launched an inquiry into the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) amid concerns it is “not working”. The...
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Police Federation response to IOPC ‘reasonable force’

Police Federation response to IOPC ‘reasonable force’
  Federation response to IOPC ‘reasonable force’ blog Firearms lead, Steve Hartshorn, reacts to “inaccurate” publication Last week the Independen...
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'Five Years Ago, The MPS Suspended Me From Service and Withdrew My Resignation’

'Five Years Ago, The MPS Suspended Me From Service and Withdrew My Resignation’
Blog is written by former Met Police Officer, Andrew Birks, who is now an ordained Priest. Father Birks is one of the five Met Officers who were recen...
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Govt takes three years to produce 325 words on police firearms

Govt takes three years to produce 325 words on police firearms
Today the Home Office slipped out its long-awaited Firearms Review designed to examine whether firearms officers had enough protections to carry ...
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Seminar round-up: PIPs can affect any officer

Seminar round-up: PIPs can affect any officer
Post Incident Procedures (PIPs) are not only for specialists – they can affect any officer any time. This was the take-away message from the Federatio...
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Man shot by Police , Six arrests made

Man shot by Police , Six arrests made
Man sustains arm injury as six people are arrested on suspicion of firearms offences Officers from West Midlands police forced their way into the hous...
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Disciplinary proceedings against policeman, dropped due to a series of delays

Disciplinary proceedings against policeman, dropped due to a series of delays
Disciplinary proceedings against a Newham police constable accused of stamping on a teenage boy while he was in custody were dropped on Thursday in a ...
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