Tag: Police Intelligence

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 members. Why are 89% of people on the Manchester Police gang database from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background?

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Warning over restraint on detainees’ heads

The police watchdog issues a warning to officers to stop using restraining belts on detainees’ heads following a man’s death. His family wants to see CCTV footage from the police station. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has written to forces “expressing concern” over the use of the belt in this way.

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New rules for police custody of teenagers

Extra protection for 17-year-olds in police custody will be put in place by the end of October, the Home Office has said. Ministers have proposed that parents or guardians must be informed about a 17-year-old’s detention and an “appropriate adult” must be contacted.