Friday, September 26, 2008

Stockwell Inquest

After getting it in the neck for the last few days from stupid people can I point the following out

Inquests do not establish if anyone was at fault or to blame for deaths - instead, they try to find out (and record) who the deceased was, how, when and where the deceased came by his or her death and the particulars needed for registration of the death.

Matters of blame or fault can only be pursued in separate civil or criminal proceedings.

The coroner may report the facts to an appropriate authority which may have power to prevent similar fatalities in future, but he or she cannot make recommendations or compel the authority to do anything.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Government proposes scrapping the PNB

"I am sorry but your protection officers have buggered off "

THE way decisions on police officer pay, allowances, working time and benefits are made is set to be radically overhauled after the Government proposed scrapping the Police Negotiating Board. Home Secretary Jacqui Smith announced that a pay review body should be set up to make crucial decisions about all UK police officers' remuneration
Investigations - 183 | Crimes Solved- 85 | No Crime - 47
% Detection rate - 46.4 % (Counting year April 08 )

Investigations - 129 | Crimes Solved- 53 | No Crime - 36
% Detection rate - 49.3 % (Counting year April 07 )