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Scotland Yard ignored recommendations to review a controversial police tactic deployed against Mark Duggan minutes before he was shot, despite being advised to do so six years earlier, a BBC television programme claims this evening.

Cleared police chief Stuart Hyde due to retire

A police chief who was suspended for a year as a £400,000 inquiry into his conduct took place is to return to work - only to retire in just under four months' time.

Officers from South Yorkshire Police accused Liverpool fans of stealing money from the bodies during the disaster in 1989

Hillsborough police paid money found among the dead into force’s coffers

The police force accused of covering up Britain’s worst-ever sporting disaster profited from the tragedy by keeping money found among the dead and dying at Hillsborough, The Independent can reveal.

Man dies after collision with taxi in Leeds

A man has died after a car collided with a taxi shortly after it was driven off from being ordered to stop by police.

Scientists are more certain than they have ever been that humans are causing climate change

Scientists ‘95 per cent certain’ that climate change is man-made

UN panel estimates sea levels could rise by 2ft 8in by the end of the century in latest draft report

Man arrested after being shot by police in east London

A man who is recovering in hospital after being shot by police has been arrested on suspicion on firearms-related offences, Scotland Yard said.

96 fans lost their lives during the 1989 disaster

'A significant new piece of evidence': IPCC orders search for police officer's Hillsborough notebook

One of the police officers present during the Hillsborough disaster kept a note of what happened in his pocketbook in what could be a “significant” new piece of evidence.

Police searching for the body of Rania Alayed want information about the movements of a camper van

19 miles of North Yorkshire A-roads searched for mother's body

Camper van traced, but police want to know about its movements in the hunt for Rania Alayed's body

Police marksman keeps job after having sex on duty

A police marksman who had sex with another man’s wife while on duty avoided the sack because he had control of his loaded gun, even though it was on a holster around his ankles, a police force has ruled.

The Metropolitan police, Britain's largest force, has set up an internal inquiry to investigate 42 cases of sexually predatory officers (stock image)

Police investigate 169 staff over allegations of predatory sexual behaviour

Meeting held to address the criminality by officers and support staff

Police searching for the body of Rania Alayed want information about the movements of a camper van

Police search for body of a missing mother-of-three along 19-mile stretch of rural road

Hundreds of motorists asked for information about camper van over Rania Alayed murder

The NBPA head, Charles Crichlow, said the IPCC’s position was astonishing

IPCC wrong not to investigate us over Stephen Lawrence, say police

Manchester force takes unprecedented step after claims of smear campaign

Jean Say: The alleged rapist stabbed his two children to death three years later in 2011

Met unit hit by new claims of incompetence as officer who mishandled rape claim kept his job

Scotland Yard was criticised last night for allowing an officer who mishandled a rape claim to keep his job – with one senior politician condemning the punishment handed out by the force as “woefully inadequate”. 

A young woman was left naked for half an hour in a cell that was covered by CCTV

Six police officers face misconduct proceedings after young woman left naked in cell

Distressed 22-year-old clubber searched by one female officer and four males, against regulations

The NBPA head, Charles Crichlow, said it was astonishing there was no investigation

Exclusive: Head of black police group criticises IPCC over 'smear' of campaigners

Watchdog attacked for not investigating claims Manchester Police spied on activists

Exclusive: Met dragged into blue-chip hacking saga as MPs demand Hogan-Howe releases details on rogue investigators

Scotland Yard was dragged into the blue-chip hacking scandal last night after Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe was asked to release suppressed information from four little-known investigations into rogue private detective agencies.

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