Tag Archives: Independent Police Complaints Commission

Two years on and who holds Croydon’s police to account?

CROYDON COMMENTARY: With the demise of the MPA under Mayor Boris Johnson, police accountability in London is potentially worse now than in the rest of England and Wales. HAMIDA ALI says that the need to hold to account decisions on … Continue reading

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Seni Lewis case raises “profound and frightening” issues

The death after police intervention of a 23-year-old IT graduate from South Norwood, Seni Lewis, was raised in the House of Commons yesterday by Croydon MP Steve Reed, who told parliament, “The questions that this case raises are profound and … Continue reading

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Council’s Ministry of Truth spends record amounts on staff

Hayley Lewis, the trained psychologist who Croydon employs as its “Head of customer communications and strategy”, once suggested that a council communications department is “an unnecessary burden”. How prescient. On her personal blog, Lewis added a convenient “?” to present … Continue reading

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Former Advertiser hack among latest corruption arrests

Neil Millard, a former reporter with the Croydon Advertiser, is The Sun journalist who was arrested by police in a dawn raid on his south London home today. Millard, 31, and two others were questioned by detectives over corrupt payments, … Continue reading

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Corruption inquiry into Lawrence case could call on Osland

That Theresa May, the Home Secretary, is considering a public inquiry into allegations that police corruption undermined the hunt for the killers of Stephen Lawrence may be of interest for Croydon councillor David Osland. Osland, a Conservative councillor for Coulsdon … Continue reading

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