Miscarriages of JusticeUK (MOJUK) News Service

Taser Victim Sues Police Despite IPCC Saying Use Was Justified
James McCarthy is suing Merseyside police after he was hit twice with a Taser at a hotel in Liverpool in September last year. His solicitor, Sophie Khan, said: “James McCarthy does not accept the findings of the IPCC investigation. He disputes that the Taser use was justified. My client suffered a cardiac arrest as a result of the Taser and sustained a serious injury following the incident. “Mr McCarthy is now pursuing a civil claim against Merseyside police for damages. Mr McCarthy has asked for his privacy to be respected whilst he recovers from his injury.” The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said use of the stun gun was justified, but added that one of the officers involved should have more training.
Read more: theguardian.com, 27/09/13


No Lynette White Inquiry into South Wales police
Home Secretary Theresa May has ruled out a public inquiry into the collapse of a police corruption trial relating to the notorious murder of a woman in Cardiff on Valentine’s Day in 1988.

Three men were wrongly jailed for killing Lynette White at the docklands flat she used while working as a prostitute.

In December 2011 the trial of eight police officers charged with perverting the course of justice was halted when evidence temporarily went missing.
The Home Office said there would be no public inquiry “at this stage” but Mrs May would review her decision following completion of a related investigation by an outside force for South Wales Police.
BBC News, 27/09/13


Time to End the War On Drugs’, Says Top UK Police Chief
One of England’s most senior police officers has called for class-A drugs to be decriminalised and for the policy of outright prohibition to be radically revised.

In a dramatic move that will reignite the debate over the so-called war on drugs, Mike Barton, Durham’s chief constable, has suggested that the NHS could supply drugs to addicts, breaking the monopoly and income stream of criminal gangs.

Comparing drugs prohibition to the ban on alcohol in 1920s America that gave rise to Al Capone and the mafia, Barton argues that criminalising the trade in drugs has put billions of pounds into the pockets of criminal gangs.
Read more: Henry McDonald, Observer, Saturday 28 September 2013

About truelabour

Investigative Journalist/Researcher for major media. Exposing the truth and police corruption with in UK police service.Certain forces say their motto is Honesty & Integrity One must ask is it lip service or genuinely meant. CO-OP Labour Party member questioning is the party standing for working class of Britain. Trade Union Activist & promoting diversity,community cohesion within multicultural Britain. Anti fascist speaks out against all foams of discrimination.
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