Five more police forces are to pilot a scheme whereby mental health nurses accompany officers on call-outs, the government has announced. Nurses will join patrols, assist on emergency calls and in control rooms as part of the street triage scheme.
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A man who died in custody after he was found unconscious in a Sheffield police cell has been named by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). Neil Budziszewski, 42, was found by custody staff at Ecclesfield police station at about 09:00 BST on 3 May.
More than 100 cops and civilian staff have resigned or retired while under investigation by West Midlands Police, shock new figures have revealed. And a total of 26 employees admitted or were convicted of criminal offences – while a further eight received cautions.
The IAP have published their statistical analysis of all recorded deaths in state custody between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2011. This is the second year the IAP has collated all recorded deaths in state custody which have been broken down by ethnicity, gender, age, cause of death, custodial settings and presented together in one single format.
More than 2,500 people have so far downloaded an app that gives people useful information about Stop and Search, its creators said. Aaron Sonson, 25, Gregory Paxczowski, 21 and Satwant Singh Kenth, 27, launched the free Stop and Search phone app in 2010 with an aim of making the controversial policing tactic easier to understand.
Scotland Yard today faces claims of a secret campaign from inside the highest ranks of the force to oust the former Commissioner Ian Blair – a civil war that pitted senior colleagues against one another and undermined its leadership during one of the most tumultuous periods in its history.
The copper, the Lawrence killer’s father, and secret police files that expose a ‘corrupt relationship’
The failure of the original hunt for the killers of Stephen Lawrence will come under fresh scrutiny today following the emergence of secret Scotland Yard files which reveal police concerns about one of the officers involved in the inquiry. The police intelligence reports, obtained by The Independent, outline extensive allegations of corruption against John Davidson, a lead detective investigating the racist murder.
The Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody (IAP) has published a report on its second family listening day held in September 2011. The event was organised on behalf of the IAP by INQUEST following an open procurement exercise. It focused on bereaved families whose relatives died whilst detained under the Mental Health Act.