On 22nd April 2014, Oluwatoyin Azeez, a British black woman of Nigerian origin, was at her home in Bradford with her young children (aged between 1 – 13), when officers from West Yorkshire Police arrived at her property, demanding to speak to Ms Azeez’s lodger (the teenage son of a family friend), who was living withContinue reading “Black woman in fear of local police forced to leave Bradford”
Another lengthy legal battle between the police watchdog and an investigative journalist is set for a public airing on Friday 8th July, 2016. A hearing in Leeds County Court, before His Honour Judge Mark Gosnell, will decide a number of issues dividing three employees of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) and Neil Wilby. TheContinue reading “Court set to decide between watchdog and journalist in long running ‘truth’ dispute”
This is the unexpected sequel to the Liar, liar story as the case which appeared to have been brought to an end in December 2015, with a settlement very much in my favour, has now erupted into another series of legal arguments.
This is a piece I first wrote for the uPSDWYP police whistleblowers’ website eight years ago (2013), writes Neil Wilby. It has been widely updated with a substantial tranche of new information, together with some recent developments relating to other miscarriage of justice cases involving West Yorkshire Police. Its importance lies, over 45 years afterContinue reading “Stefan Kiszko and a police force enamoured by its own sense of invincibility”
The Independent Police Complaints Commission, or IPCC for short, is an organisation that has been extensively, and justifiably, criticised since it replaced the thoroughly discredited Police Complaints Authority in 2004. In February 2008, over a hundred lawyers who specialise in handling police complaints resigned from its advisory body, citing various criticisms of the IPCC includingContinue reading “Liar, Liar. Pants on fire.”