Inadequate training and communication between officers led to them failing to recognise the condition of a cocaine addict who died in police custody.
Tag: Police Intelligence
Six years after the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) was founded, there are still concerns about the effectiveness and independence of policing the police, as BBC File On 4’s Gerry Northam explains.
Complaints against police officers in England and Wales rose to record levels last year, according to a report released today. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said that 31,259 complaints were made by members of the public in the financial year 2008/09.
When Sergeant James Crowley of the Cambridge, Massachusetts, police recently arrested Professor Henry Gates, Jr., mistaking the professor for a burglar, all hell broke out in the media and across the U.S.
Hopes were high when the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) was launched in April 2004 that there would now be a reformed police complaints system – providing legal rights for complainants – that was above all independent, so that police were not investigating themselves.
Police are targeting thousands of political campaigners in surveillance operations and storing their details on a database for at least seven years, an investigation by the Guardian can reveal.