25 March 2020Front line officers regularly come into contact with persons suffering from mental health problems. In such circumstances, officers have an obligation to assess whether a particular individual poses a threat to themselves or the public, and where appropriate, take intervening action to rectify any threat. Often, this results in officers using physical intervention tactics, equating to use of force.
Legal News & Articles
12 March 2020The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) will invest more than £90 million to make our streets safer, improve community sentences and support victims of rape and domestic abuse after the Chancellor announced new funding in yesterday's Budget.
28 February 2020The Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Act 2020 came in force on the 26th February 2020, having been introduced to ensure that terrorist offenders are not automatically released, without prior approval from the parole board.
25 February 2020Police are announcing a new partnership with the online marketplace Wish that will tackle the sale of illegal knives in the UK.
25 February 2020The Stalking Protection Act 2019 came in force on 20th January 2020, permitting new civil Stalking Protection Orders (SPOs) to be made without the need for criminal proceedings to have commenced. These orders were introduced to fill a gap within the existing protective measures, allowing early police safeguarding and pre-conviction intervention.
Social media firms will face suspension of their services within months if they host 'harmful' videos
20 February 2020Social media firms will face multi-million pound fines and the suspension of their services for showing "harmful" videos under a crackdown by Ofcom in just seven months time.