Police Action Centre: Taser roll-out did not follow Home Office guidance



Sophie Khan, solicitor-advocate and director (legal and policy) of the Police Action Centre says that the Taser Working Group was able to highlight key issues o

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Public Meeting in Hackney on Tasers

Police in Hackney to be armed with Tasers in city-wide roll-out of electroshock weapons Concern over introduction of new patrols Glenn McMahon Thursday 9 May 2013 Taser public library Panel at the public meeting where fears were aired over Taser … Continue reading

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Police Action Centre: Taser roll-out did not follow Home Office guidance

Sophie Khan, solicitor-advocate and director (legal and policy) of the Police Action Centre says that the Taser Working Group was able to highlight key issues of concern in the recent process to expand Taser availability in London. Most importantly, PAC … Continue reading

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Campaigners raise concerns over increased police Taser use- Guardian 21 October 2012

Campaigners raise concerns over increased police Taser use Mistaken deployment of Taser on Chorley blind man and other incidents spark calls for more police control and restraint Helen Carter guardian.co.uk, Sunday 21 October 2012 17.44 BST Concern is growing among … Continue reading

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Police fears over officers who take second jobs -The Times 13 February 2012

Thousands of police officers have second jobs, many in defiance of official guidelines, prompting concerns over a “part-time police service”. Chief constables are allowing officers to work as private investigators, security instructors and late-night drivers, even though these posts are … Continue reading

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IPCC to investigate ‘lost’ Cardiff Three papers -Press Association 14 February 2012

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is to investigate whether officers ordered the destruction of documents which caused the collapse of a multimillion-pound police corruption trial. Ten defendants, including eight former officers, were acquitted of fabricating a case which led to … Continue reading

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Prescott on a mission to clean up the police – Independent 13 February 2012

The ex-Deputy Prime Minister is back on the hustings again, but party politics are far from his mind. By Oliver Wright It would be fair to say there are two professions Lord Prescott does not hold in high regard. The … Continue reading

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Legal Action Group Magazine September 2012 -Police Action Centre launched

Sophie Khan, a solicitor-advocate and director of the Police Action Centre (PAC), who is also head of an Action Against the Police department at a leading law firm based in Surrey and London, writes: PAC was launched last month and … Continue reading

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With Little Reduction in the Met’s Use of Stop-and-Search Campaign Groups are Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands -The Huffington Post 19/09/2012

With Little Reduction in the Met’s Use of Stop-and-Search Campaign Groups are Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands Posted: 19/09/2012 00:00 The Huffington Post Despite the Metropolitan Police Commissioner announcing a new approach to stop-and-search in January after a report … Continue reading

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Sister Of Man Killed In Custody Calls for Charges

Friday 17th May 2013 LBC 97.3FM The sister of a man who died in custody in Brixton wants Met officers involved in his arrest to face criminal charges. “We want to see the officers charged and to go on a … Continue reading

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‘Excited delirium’ finding in custody death angers parents- Guardian 1 Feb 2012

Pathologist concludes Jacob Michael died of ‘excited delirium’, a term not recognised by Department of Health. The parents of a 25-year-old man who died in police custody have been angered by a Home Office pathologist’s finding that their son died … Continue reading

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