Watchdog finds misogynistic, racist, discriminatory behavior among London police

A London police watchdog documented patterns of bullying, discrimination and harassment among officers in a 15-page report published Tuesday.  The report conducted by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), which primarily focuses on officers based at Charing Cross Police Station in the central London area, noted “multiple concerning behavioural themes,” including sexism, toxic masculinity, sexual harassment, aggressive behavior,Continue reading “Watchdog finds misogynistic, racist, discriminatory behavior among London police”

UK: Police officer took selfies at murder scene and sent racist WhatsApp images

Exclusive: Tribunal details litany of offences over six years by PC Ryan Connolly, who resigned from Merseyside force before hearing A police officer took selfies at a murder scene where a teenager had been stabbed to death, and sent “appalling” racist, homophobic and offensive images via WhatsApp, the Guardian has learned. PC Ryan Connolly fromContinue reading “UK: Police officer took selfies at murder scene and sent racist WhatsApp images”

UK: The police have their version of the Bristol protests. Locals tell a different story

With claims of violent mobs wreaking havoc, the public risks being misled about how events really unfolded in the city Last Sunday, a peaceful demonstration in Bristol escalated sharply into clashes between protesters and riot police – leading to their vans being torched and the windows of the city’s main police station being shattered. TheContinue reading “UK: The police have their version of the Bristol protests. Locals tell a different story”

Sarah Everard mourners arrested by London police while attending Clapham Common vigil

London police have stormed in to disperse crowds at a memorial for murder victim Sarah Everard after warnings that vigils and protests about violence against women would breach COVID-19 restrictions. Police told organisers of events planned in London and around the country to honour Ms Everard that public gatherings would be in breach of COVID-19 lockdown rulesContinue reading “Sarah Everard mourners arrested by London police while attending Clapham Common vigil”

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