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Doreen Lawrence to call on watchdog to get tougher with corrupt police officers

Doreen Lawrence to call on watchdog to get tougher with corrupt police officers

Doreen Lawrence is expected to be highly critical of the police watchdog and demand major reforms at a public hearing today, when the organisation's record of making dishonest and incompetent…

IPCC wants more ‘non-police’ investigators

IPCC wants more ‘non-police’ investigators

The Independent Police Complaints' Commission (IPCC) is to recruit more investigators from outside the police service. Its new chair, Dame Anne Owers, announced the move in her first major speech…

Shaun Beasley’s death partly due to neglect, jury rules

Shaun Beasley’s death partly due to neglect, jury rules

Two private companies with lucrative prison and police contracts across Britain have been criticised by a jury for the role they played in the suicide of a vulnerable inmate with…

Court tosses death penalty in Arkansas

Court tosses death penalty in Arkansas

The Arkansas Supreme Court struck down the state's execution law today, calling it unconstitutional. In a split decision, the high court sided with 10 death row inmates who argued that,…

The terrible anomaly of deaths in mental health detention

The terrible anomaly of deaths in mental health detention

The death of Janey Antoniou ("Campaign calls for open investigations into deaths of mental health patients", News) brought into sharp focus the serious anomaly that exists when someone dies in…

Inquest into death of Tony Davies hears of changes to CCTV in prison vans

Inquest into death of Tony Davies hears of changes to CCTV in prison vans

Changes have been made to CCTV systems in prison vans after a suspect died while being transported to a police custody centre. An inquest into the death of Tony Davies…

Despite its popularity, the death penalty kills innocents

Despite its popularity, the death penalty kills innocents

The University of Michigan law school and Northwestern University have just compiled a database of over 2,000 United States prisoners exonerated between 1999 and the present day. The last time…

IPCC: is it time to put down police’s pet watchdog?

IPCC: is it time to put down police’s pet watchdog?

As a series of scandals continue to rock the cops, Socialist Worker shows that the organisation that is supposed to police the police is worse than useless. The Independent Police…