Police Corruption

News Punch: G7, Police Shredding and Marijuana Highways

Marc Paterson | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

The Russian leader denies being intimidated, saying 'This nothing. Wife give me cold shoulder every night of week for years'. The taunts then got personal. Putin threatened Obama with a chinese burn and a wedgie, and British Foreign Secretary William Hague called Putin a slaphead.

Two Arrests After Stephen Lawrence Plaque 'Spat At' And Flower Pot Broken

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage following an incident at the Stephen Lawrence memorial plaque. The Metropolitan Police s...

Stephen Lawrence: 'Corrupt Detective Had Links To Murderer's Family'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK

An allegedly corrupt officer who worked on the Stephen Lawrence murder investigation could be linked to an unsolved case concerning the killing of a p...

Met Police 'Spy' Suspected Of Corruption, Stephen Lawrence Report Says

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK

A judge-led public inquiry is to be launched into the work of undercover officers in the wake of "profoundly shocking" findings of a major review into...

WATCH: One Man's Experience With The Police

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

According to a new ITV poll, four out of ten people consider the British police to have a corruption problem. The poll for ITV’s 'Tonight' progr...

One In Five Say Police Are Not On Their Side

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK

Two-fifths of the public believe corruption is now a problem within the police, according to a new survey. In addition, a third of the public said ...

Half Of Us Don't Trust The Police

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A series of high-profile blunders has left more than a quarter of Britons not trusting the police, a new poll has revealed. Half of those surveyed ...

Plebgate, Mark Duggan and Conservative Hypocrisy

Sam Fowles | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

Tories are only too willing to tolerate police corruption, so long as it's people they don't like who are the victims.

'He's Just Got To Deal With How We've Been Dealing With It'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK

The unravelling of the plebgate case against a government minister could be "the best thing that ever happened" for young people, a charity has said. ...

Stephen Lawrence Race-Relations Expect 'Victim Of Smear Campaign By Police'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK

A race relations worker whose evidence was key in the inquiry into the police handling of Stephen Lawrence's murder is the victim of a suspected smear...

Officer Suspended From Force After Attempt To Run Brothel

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK

A police officer who tried to run a brothel, money launder and supply class A drugs has been suspended from the force and charged with a number of off...

Jailed: Ex-Policeman Who Sold Stories To The Sun

PA | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK

A former police officer has been jailed for 10 months for selling details of the arrests of footballer John Terry's mother and Rolling Stone Ronnie Wo...

Taxi Driver Dies After Being Beaten And Dragged 400m By Police Van In South Africa

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK

A taxi driver was tied to the back of a police van and dragged 400m in front of a crowd before being beaten to death in cells, simply because he parke...

'Corrupt' Detectives Made Thousands By Selling Seized Drugs

PA | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK

A "corrupt" detective stole massive amounts of seized drugs and conspired to sell them with his brother in a plot that made the pair at least £600,00...

Steroid Abuse And Sexual Favours 'Significant Threat' To Police Integrity

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK

A report investigating UK police forces has revealed that dozens of officers are at risk of corruption due to steroid use and abusing their authority ...

Anti-Corruption Officer Arrested For Corruption

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK

A Scotland Yard anti-corruption officer was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of taking bribes from private investigators. Two private investigato...

Attacks on Journalists in Mexico: Why Federalization of these Crimes Matters

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK
Cathal Sheerin

On 13 March 2012, the Mexican Senate approved an amendment to the law that would make any attack on journalists a federal crime. If you're wondering...

Scotland Yard Defends Elveden Raids On Sun Journalists After 'Witch Hunt' Accusation

PA | Posted 14.04.2012 | UK

Scotland Yard has defended its handling of the inquiries into hacking and corrupt payments by journalists amid heavy criticism, insisting the operatio...

The Show Must Go On: Murdoch Pledges Commitment To Beleaguered Sun Newspaper

PA | Posted 11.02.2012 | UK

Rupert Murdoch has reassured staff of his "total commitment" to continue to own and publish The Sun after five members of staff were arrested today, i...

Police Officer, MoD Employee And Armed Forces Member Arrested In Corruption Probe

Posted 11.02.2012 | UK

Police have arrested five senior Sun journalists and three others including a member of the armed forces in connection to their investigation into cor...

Investigation Launched After File Destruction Collapses Police Corruption Trial

PA | Posted 01.02.2012 | UK

An investigation has been launched into the destruction of files which led to the collapse of the Lynette White police corruption trial. The police...

Undercover Police Officer May Have Taken Part In Trial Using False Name

PA | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK

Scotland Yard has called in the police watchdog over allegations that an undercover officer took part in a criminal trial under a false name. Jim B...

Ali Dizaei Suspended After Reinstatement By Met Following Corruption Appeal

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK

A former police chief facing trial for corruption has been reinstated as a commander at Scotland Yard following an appeal against his dismissal. Al...

Chief Constable Remains In Custody Amid Allegations Of Corruption

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.10.2011 | UK Politics

Sean Price, the Chief Constable of Cleveland Police, and his deputy, Derek Bonnard, face another day of questioning following allegations of corruptio...

In the Rush to Put Things Right, the Prime Minister Risks Damaging a British Institution

Alex Morrison | Posted 26.09.2011 | UK Politics
Alex Morrison

Recent revelations about police corruption have been shocking, but one piece of evidence does not prove a case. Our police forces are rigorously scrutinised and their level of independence from politicians and politics is thankfully high. Letting people join at senior level would erode this and introduce more politics and nepotism.