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Justice on trial: Highlights from The Guardian

Justice on trial: Highlights from The Guardian

The Guardians' 'Justice on Trial' is ongoing series that aims to highlight cases where there are major concerns of a miscarriage of justice. Since the 1980s and 90s a flow…

Archive: Police use unauthorised weapons, Blair Peach jury told

Archive: Police use unauthorised weapons, Blair Peach jury told

Police officers on crime-fighting duties often use unauthorised weapons such as pick-axe handles and special heavier truncheons, the Blair Peach inquest at Hammersmith coroner's court was told yesterday. Blair's skull…

Chhokar murder case reopened after changes in double jeopardy laws

Chhokar murder case reopened after changes in double jeopardy laws

Three men are facing the prospect of retrial under double jeopardy laws for one of Scotland’s most controversial unsolved killings. Sikh waiter Surjit Singh Chhokar was stabbed to death in…

Watchdog investigates officer who Tasered man during strip search

Watchdog investigates officer who Tasered man during strip search

A police force is fighting to block the release of CCTV footage that shows one of its officers firing a Taser at a naked man in a cell – despite…

Prisons are a powder keg waiting to explode

Prisons are a powder keg waiting to explode

April next year will mark the 25th anniversary of the Strangeways riots, an orgy of violence and destruction at the Manchester prison that lasted for 25 days, spread to two…

The police, gangs and racism

The police, gangs and racism

Patrick Williams of Manchester Metropolitan University discusses recent research demonstrating that the police in Manchester are disproportionately, and wrongly, identifying young black, asian and minority ethnic people as being gang…

IPCC launches recruitment drive for new Birmingham office

IPCC launches recruitment drive for new Birmingham office

The 200 additional staff will be recruited over the next few months and will see the Quinton office take on new independent investigations into forces across the region. The…

Hillsborough: A tragedy that united a city

Hillsborough: A tragedy that united a city

Like many parents across the city of Liverpool, the McManamans waited. Twenty-five years ago, it was all they could do. There were no mobile phones to call, no text messages…