Will Police Take Complaints Seriously With Theresa May in No.10?

By Kevin Donoghue, Solicitor Today, after an unprecedented few weeks in politics, Home Secretary Theresa May becomes Prime Minister. Her public criticism of the police, especially in a scathing speech to the Police Federation in 2014 in which she said some officers displayed “contempt for the public”, raised hopes that this would lead to a… Read more »

Five Ways to Cut Police Complaints

By Kevin Donoghue, Solicitor Director of Donoghue Solicitors Yesterday, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (“IPCC”) published its Police Complaints Statistics for England and Wales Report for 2012-2013 and 2013-2014. (The IPCC is responsible for overseeing the system for handling complaints against the police.) The report is grim reading. It shows that police complaints are at… Read more »

How Police Misconduct Investigations Weaken Public Trust

By Kevin Donoghue, Solicitor A report in the Sheffield Telegraph  got me thinking about police misconduct in road traffic accidents involving the police. It said that in the three years to March 2011, South Yorkshire Police cars were involved in more than 1,152 road traffic accidents. These road accidents injured 214 people, who received almost… Read more »