After a pause lasting almost five years, the innocence claim of former West Yorkshire Police officer, Danny Major, is once again being considered by the Criminal Case Review Commission. He was convicted in November, 2006 of assaulting a prisoner and causing actual bodily harm following an incident that took place in Leeds Bridewell three yearsContinue reading “Danny Major case back under CCRC review”
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Lamp fails to light the way
Seven years ago today, The Times newspaper informed its readers that Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary had appointed Greater Manchester Police (GMP) to investigate corruption allegations involving a neighbouring force (read the article in full here). The notorious West Yorkshire Police (WYP), whose miscarriage of justice history stretches back almost 50 years, are accused of aContinue reading “Lamp fails to light the way”
Liar, Liar. Pants on fire.
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.”
Operation Lamp: A Major corruption scandal
‘This report will blow West Yorkshire Police apart’. Sounds melodramatic, but these are the words to me of a well placed insider about an investigation into the fit-up of an up-and-coming young police officer, by his Leeds Bridewell colleagues, twelve years ago. That bombshell revelation also fits into my own sphere of knowledge. Which isContinue reading “Operation Lamp: A Major corruption scandal”
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