Police officers set to learn their fate over 2017 Taser incident

Two Lancashire Constabulary officers, PC Jon Kelly, aged 43, and PC Ellen McLachlan, aged 34, will appear at Ormskirk Police Station this morning (Thursday 19th January. 2023) in a resumed misconduct hearing. The hearing was adjourned on 9th December, 2022 after it over-ran its scheduled five day slot. The Panel had heard that the twoContinue reading “Police officers set to learn their fate over 2017 Taser incident”

IOPC and Home Office caught out over resignation debacle

To an investigative journalist’s instincts if something doesn’t feel, look or sound right then it more than usually isn’t. One either has that nose for ‘trouble’, or you don’t. Most people who have come across the author of this article, Neil Wilby, would definitely say he has. So it was with the announcement a weekContinue reading “IOPC and Home Office caught out over resignation debacle”

Watchdog chief faces ‘under-age relationship’ allegation

On 3rd December, 2022, Neil Wilby Media was amongst the first to break the news that the Director General of the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), Michael Lockwood, had been forced to resign. It was, most certainly, the first to call for an inquiry into how that resignation was handled by both Lockwood andContinue reading “Watchdog chief faces ‘under-age relationship’ allegation”

Police watchdog probes fireworks tragedy

A seventeen year old male tragically died on Bonfire Night after injuring himself in the garden of a property in Vickerman Street, Halifax, He was rushed to hospital but died as a result of the injuries he had sustained. Following the young man’s death, West Yorkshire Police confirmed it had referred itself to the IndependentContinue reading “Police watchdog probes fireworks tragedy”

Dangerous driving trial date set for GMP officer

A serving Greater Manchester Police officer has appeared at Liverpool Crown Court after a teenaged boy was left with life-changing injuries. Police Constable Sarah De Meulemeester, 25, based at Cheadle Heath police station, was charged with dangerous driving following a crash in the Adswood district of Stockport on 26th December, 2020. PC De Meulemeester, theContinue reading “Dangerous driving trial date set for GMP officer”

Heroine police officer due in court over over alleged computer misuse

A West Yorkshire Police officer has been charged with making unauthorised searches of the Police National Computer system, writes Neil Wilby. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) say that PC Sanya Shahid is accused of accessing records in October 2020 without having a legitimate policing purpose for doing so, PC Shahid, based in theContinue reading “Heroine police officer due in court over over alleged computer misuse”

Long awaited watchdog report set to published tomorrow

Earlier today, 21st June, 2022, one of the Region’s leading law firms, Switalskis Solicitors, published an article on their website forewarning of a hugely important event that not only impacts on a number of their own clients, but for the entire town of Rotherham, its parent county and the rest of the country now depressinglyContinue reading “Long awaited watchdog report set to published tomorrow”

A Growing Threat to Life: Taser Usage by Greater Manchester Police

This report was written by the Resistance Lab collective and is reproduced here, in full, on the Neil Wilby Media website, alongside many other articles written that explore the legitimacy and effectiveness of Greater Manchester Police and, more widely, the use of Tasers throughout the police service. Notably, this one here. Full credit is givenContinue reading “A Growing Threat to Life: Taser Usage by Greater Manchester Police”

Racism problems persist in troubled police force

It is just over three years since I attended what was listed as the first day of an Employment Tribunal (ET) hearing in Leeds, writes Neil Wilby. In the event, it was a wasted journey as, contrary to the information provided from the tribunal office, it was set aside as a ‘reading day’ for theContinue reading “Racism problems persist in troubled police force”

IOPC moves closure for Hillsborough bereaved families and survivors a step further away

Following an on-line meeting between Executives from five West Midlands branches of the National Association of Retired Police Officers (NARPO) and senior officers representing the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) last month, it has emerged that 156 complaints, or allegations, against former police officers and staff involved in the Hillsborough Disaster are still beingContinue reading “IOPC moves closure for Hillsborough bereaved families and survivors a step further away”