Police and Crime bill

How stop and search will be entrenched by the Police and Crime Bill

Chair of the Avon and Somerset Lammy Group Desmond Brown says new stop and search powers included in the Police and Crime Bill will entrench a lack of trust in the police.

Rising hate crime: A key concern for voters in PCC election

Bristol History Podcast: State Surveillance in Bristol and Beyond

Opinion

Cops need to come clean on predictive policing of 250,000 people

Avon & Somerset Police are using algorithms to predict how likely someone is to commit a crime. A logical next step for policing or an invitation for discrimination?

General Election 2019

Local policing has been slashed and violent crime is up. Who will claim the mantle of ‘law and order’?

Investigations

Investigation: Bristol’s invisible sex trade

Exclusive: Former coppers, including undercover, exposed in police data blunder

While police are fighting to protect the identities of officers during the ‘spycops’ public inquiry into undercover policing, an Avon and Somerset Police Facebook group has exposed the identities of former officers, including covert police.

Opinion: Unconscious bias training won’t end police institutional racism

When it comes to police racism, is it the case of a few rotten apples or do we need a new barrel altogether? Sam Kidel...

Policewoman who Tasered Ras Judah found not guilty of assault

But PC Claire Boddie faces disciplinary action

PC Claire Boddie on trial for tasering Ras Judah: the story so far

The police officer who tasered Easton man Ras Judah will appear in Salisbury Magistrates Court tomorrow (18 May) charged with common assault.

Opinion: Surveillance Britain, nothing to fear? Think again

We need to act fast to defend our civil liberties or, like the frog in the pot, we could too late find ourselves in a very different climate.

Campaign: stopping IMSI-catcher surveillance

The Cable is launching a national campaign calling for police to come clean on IMSI-catchers, and to ban this intrusive technology.