Banksy, Flying Copper (2004)
The Police of the United Kingdom kill far less people that the US Police.
A 2011 report by Transparency International concluded that although corruption is not endemic, police corruption in UK is a much greater problem than recognised and that there was an inadequate response to its growing threat.
in 2015, Sara Thornton, the head of the new National Police Chiefs' Council stated that while burglary was an important crime for police, police man not visit burglaries in future. Pointing to financial cuts, she added "think of the threat to our children from sexual offences, from sexual abuse, from online abuse, that's what we've got to prioritise."
UK police have collected more than 19 million mugshot photos of suspects (i.e. presumed innocent people), a practice which was deemed unlawful in 2012. Lord Justice Richards said: “It should be clear in the circumstances that a ‘reasonable further period’ for revising the policy is to be measured in months, not years.” However, in 2017 their retention was retroactively legalised, by a UK Home Office review which gave people the responsibility to request the police delete them - a request that the UK police may deny if they claim the images are needed "for a policing purpose".
In 2017, the first UK police force announced plans for a "24-hour police drone unit".
Events carried out
|Operation Nicole||2009 - Present|
|Project Rich Picture|
|The Violent Vocabulary of Policing||webpage||13 December 2010||Dibyesh Anand|
|Three Shattered Myths||open letter||26 January 2005||Babar Ahmad|
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