Priti Patel to give police powers to prevent protesters travelling

Since Priti Patel’s announcement on Tuesday (5 October) to crack down on protesters, civil liberties groups have reacted with outrage, saying the plans disregard any notion of a “healthy democracy”. 

Police Inspectorate releases report on police response to violence against women and girls

The Policing Inspectorate (HMICFRS) have today announced the release of their keenly awaited review of the policing response to violence against women and girls, announced in response to the murder of Sarah Everard in March of this year.

Inquest into rape prosecutions highlights endemic failure

A joint report commissioned by the Police and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Inspectorates has accused the two organisations of engaging in a “blame game”, which ultimately results in a failure to prosecute sexual offences. The report, published today, said “both organisations argued that the other was to blame for the low conviction rates.” It continued, “Until this blame culture is eradicated, a real shift in attitudes seems unachievable”.

Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22 years and six months in prison for murder of George Floyd

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 22 years and 6 months in prison for his murder of Gorge Floyd last year.

PC Wayne Couzens pleads guilty to the kidnap and rape of Sarah Everard

Police officer Wayne Couzens has pleaded guilty to the kidnapping and rape of Sarah Everard, who went missing in March whilst walking home in south London. The serving Metropolitan police constable was present in court via video link from Belmarsh prison, charged with the disappearance and death of the 33-year-old marketing executive.