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The Special Constabulary is the United Kingdom's part-time police force. It is made up of volunteer members of the public who when on duty wear a uniform and have full police powers. There are nearly 20,000 Specials serving with police forces across the UK, working in all aspects of policing.
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Greater Manchester Police used incapacitating CS gas grenades for five years without permission from the home secretary, a public inquiry has heard. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jan/22/manchester-police-used-dangerous-cs-gas-without-permission-court-told
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/police-marksman-who-shot-dead-12470117 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-38692204 Firearms in Policing have become a hot topic recently but at the moment there is an enquiry into the death of Stuart Grainger when a catalogue of errors appears to be unfolding. What happens when things go wrong. So far there is huge criticism of a fatal Police shooting. It appears that Intelligence was way out of date, and that there was apparent incompetence by the people in charge. There is perhaps little doubt that the officer firing the fatal shot was acting in good faith. When things go wrong in firearms cases it has tragic consequences. If the moderators feel that this topic is inappropriate then feel free to delete it.
Disturbing footage has emerged of the moment police tasered a founder of their own force's race relations group in the face Full Story - Daily Mail
Man evicted from hospital for blocking bed for two years 20 January 2017 From the section Norfolk Image caption The James Paget University Hospital said the man had been fit to be discharged A hospital applied for a court order to remove a patient who had occupied a bed "unnecessarily" for more than two years. The man, who cannot be named due to patient confidentiality, had refused to leave the James Paget University Hospital in Norfolk. The hospital said he had been "fit for discharge" and had been offered appropriate accommodation. It said the decision to go to court was a last resort and "not taken lightly". The man had been at the hospital in Gorleston, near Great Yarmouth, since August 2014. 'Using a hospital as a hotel' A patient who had been in the same ward said it had been an "open secret" at the hospital that he had been there for more than two years. The woman, who wanted to remain anonymous, said she was "disgusted". "It's ridiculous, it's using a hospital as a hotel," she said. Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The man was at the hospital from August 2014 to January 2017 The hospital applied to the court for a possession order to claim back the bed occupied by the man. It was granted on 1 December and the man was evicted on 10 January. Anna Hills, the hospital's director of governance, said: "The gentleman repeatedly refused all offers of appropriate accommodation organised by our local authority and social care partners, despite being fit for discharge. "As a last resort, the trust had to apply to the court to allow us to remove the gentleman from the hospital. "The decision to go to court was not taken lightly but our priority has to be considering the needs of all our patients." The hospital said the man had been placed in accommodation in the community. View the full article
A man who was banned from having sex has been jailed after a one night stand. http://metro.co.uk/2017/01/19/man-banned-from-sex-by-police-is-jailed-after-one-night-stand-6391911/
A police inspector responsible for destroying seized drugs was found with £700,000 of cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and cannabis at his home, a court heard yesterday. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4133560/Police-inspector-11-kilos-cocaine-home.html#ixzz4WC52ShzM Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
A YEAR ago I found myself chatting to a Police Detective. Third generation of her family in the service but leaving on mental health grounds. I listened and what I found was a force at a dangerously low ebb, says Nick Knowles “Everyone hates the Police” she stated. I laughed and said that’s plainly not true, it’s just something people say, but she insisted. http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/life/755346/police-need-our-support Nothing new to any serving officers but worth a read just the same, well done Nick Knowles.
Modernisation requires debate over what forces should prioritise in face of changing crime, says Sara Thornton https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jan/13/police-need-to-drop-boss-knows-best-leadership-says-met-contender