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"The police do not generally owe a duty to members of the public in the detection and prevention of crime"
jimmyriddle posted a topic in UK Policing NewsThis is basically a mirror image of the US Supreme Court decision in very similar circumstances in 1981 (Warren vs DC). I know the general consensus on here is a lot of scoffing and very hard left when it comes to self-defence, but I just can't help but think: "if they owe me no duty of care to protect me, then why are my rights STILL restricted? Either take some actual responsibility or allow me the means to protect myself". Yeah yeah I already know what you're going to say on that point... http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/murdered-schoolgirls-family-lose-case-against-police-a3544966.html Arsema’s mother, Tsehaynesh Medihani, and relatives sued the Met for £100,000 in damages. They argued that Arsema would be alive if police had dealt with Nugusse and acted to protect her.
Rocket posted a topic in UK Policing NewsMichael Barrymore is reportedly suing Essex Police for damages over his arrest after a man was found dead in a swimming pool at his former home. Stuart Lubbock met Barrymore at a nightclub and attended a party at the entertainer’s mansion near Roydon, in March 2001.The 31-year-old’s body was later found floating in the pool. A post-mortem revealed Mr Lubbock had taken cocaine and ecstasy and sustained severe anal injuries, suggesting he had been sexually assaulted. He died from drowning. Barrymore was questioned by police and cautioned for drug offences and for allowing cannabis to be smoked in his home. An inquest into Mr Lubbock’s death recorded an open verdict in September 2002. Barrymore and two other men were arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and murder in June 2007. The Crown Prosecution Service announced that Barrymore, Justin Merritt and Jonathan Kenny would not be charged in connection with his death in September 2007. No-one has ever been charged. Barrymore has always denied having any involvement in his death. He moved to New Zealand with his then partner but returned to the UK in 2006 to appear on Celebrity Big Brother. A spokesperson for Essex Police said: “As civil proceedings are currently on-going, it would be inappropriate for Essex police to comment." http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/michael-barrymore-suing-essex-police-for-arrest-over-stuart-lubbock-swimming-pool-death-10373829.html