A police force has apologised after an officer used a Taser on a blind man whose white stick was mistaken for a sword.
Police were ordered to ‘stand and observe’ rioters as they laid waste to London’s streets instead of confronting them, it was claimed today.
A new contributor to OPS, JT, looks at the issues raised by the recent news that despite promises to the contrary, the DNA of innocent UK citizens is still being held.
Police rushed a pair of officers in a marked car to a park after two young sisters were spotted picking daffodils.
There were thousands of ordinary citizens on the streets at Toronto G20 Summit marching peacefully until the police closed in and shut them down.
Police have told residents to stop putting wire mesh on their garden shed windows – because they could be sued if a burglar is injured.
Police chief: ‘We couldn’t speak out on Asian sex gangs for fear of appearing institutionally racist’
Mick Gradwell, a former detective superintendent, said the targeting of underage and vulnerable girls had been going on for decades.
A rural police force has revealed their latest vehicle in the fight against crime… a five ton 25mph tractor.
A 78-year-old man was cruelly murdered and his 72-year-old wife tied up and assaulted in their house on a farm in the Philipstown district over the weekend.
The Ontario government secretly passed legislation giving police sweeping new powers for the duration of the G8 and G20 summits.
Police are now able to jail anyone who refuses to furnish identification and submit to a search while within five metres of a designated security zone in downtown Toronto.
Clashes between immigrants and locals in a southern Italian town entered a second day on Friday, with the government rushing extra police to try to stem one of the worst episodes of racial unrest in years.
The violence inflamed a long-running political debate on immigration, with the interior minister saying years of excessive “tolerance” were behind the violence, and the opposition accusing the government of fuelling xenophobia.
President Giorgio Napolitano called for an immediate end to the unrest, during which at least 37 people, including 18 policemen, have been injured.
Police are arresting innocent people in order to get their hands on as many DNA samples as possible, senior Government advisers revealed last night.
By law, officers are only allowed to make an arrest if they have ‘ reasonable suspicion’ that a person has committed a crime.
But the HGC, which has carried out a lengthy review of the merits of the database, said evidence had emerged of police arresting people purely so they could take their DNA.
Police have secretly been told to continue with the unlawful ‘Big Brother’ policy of indefinitely storing DNA samples taken from entirely innocent people.
It is more than seven months since European judges ruled that DNA taken from 850,000 people who were not convicted of any crime could not be stored for life.
But a leaked letter by one of the country’s most senior policing officials reveals that forces have been warned against starting to destroy the unlawful samples.