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The IPCC reassures police officers wanting to become firearms trained 

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The Independent Police Complaints Commission has made a bold move to reassure police officers who want to be firearms officers within the UK. 

They made the statement following a fear in the shortage of trained armed officers within the UK who won’t become fire armes officers over fear of investigation for doing the job they are trained todo. 

They highlighted that they were aware of officers not wanting to take up the role due to fear of suspension and arrest after firing a single bullet during a live spilt second armed policing incident. 

The IPCC have made it very clear that they are aware when conducting fire arms investigations that they fire arms officers face challenging and dangerous circumstances. 

However highlighted that armed officers have impunity hence the need for an independent investigation where a fatality occurs.

The IPCC further confirms that within 12 years of investigating 29 fatal police shootings the IPCC has only used its power of arrest once.

Within most of these 29 cases they have treat all officers as witnesses and found no basis for disciplinary or criminal proceedings. 

Dame Anne Owers said “In the Woolwich terrorist-related shooting, we found that officers acted reasonably in the circumstances. 

“It is therefore very disappointing that some in the police service, without benefit of our evidence, are using a single case to cast doubt on our potential actions in a major terrorist incident. 

” The test in all such situations is what officers genuinely believed, given the circumstances. We are well aware that, in the event of a marauding terrorist attack, firearms officers will be on the front line, making split-second decisions to protect the public, and our approach to investigation will clearly have to take account of the realities on the ground. 

“Our independent scrutiny should not cause any officer to be concerned about taking on a firearms role. Those within the police service should be careful about stoking such fears, and of appearing to be resistant to robust investigation when it actually happens. 

“It is in all our interests, and those of the public, that we are able to obtain best evidence as quickly as possible, and the cooperation of officers and the service is crucial in this.”

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Woman found stabbed to death in back garden in Greenwich

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Police arrest man after the body of a woman was found in the back garden of her home in Greenwich.

She suffered stab wounds, cops were called to an ongoing incident at 11.30am on Saturday.

Upon arrival cops found the body of a woman in the back garden in Tunnel Avenue.

The woman, believed to be in her 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

She appeared to have suffered stab wounds.

Police believe they know who she is, and are informing her next of kin.

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Heartwarming cops share chips with man who hasn’t eaten for days

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Two police officers this evening shared their chips with a man they found on the motorway who hasn’t eaten food in days.

The caring cops showed compassion and humanity when they could have just nicked the lad and sent him off to the cells.

But instead of taking him straight into police custody they stopped off for some chips.

Showing a truly caring side of British traffic cops who often don’t get the best press.

“The cops from the Leicestershire road policing unit tweeted that they had found on motorway suspected to be an illegal immigrant into the UK.

“He’s not eaten for days and we’ve not eaten for hours, so we’ve all shared some fine English cuisine …… a bag of chips!! 👍🏻 🍟”

These truly caring officers have shown this evening that police officers have hearts and they do care about people.

Policing is not always about crime, it’s the small acts of human kindness that go a long way.

We praise these officers for their genuine out of kindness out of their own pocket.

Helen tweeted “I know you’ll probably get people complain but. Compassion, humanity and care are great qualities.”

UK Cop Humour tweeted “Fab stuff and whilst we’re on the topic of spuds: why do potatoes make good detectives? Because they keep their eyes peeled.”

ElAine tweeted “I know some people’s heads will explode at this but well done for your compassion.”

Simply policing at it’s best. What ever your views you have to admit this is compassion and humility at it’s best.

These cops truly deserve to be recognised for great policing work.

Not every job needs to be a tick box, just because it’s a suspected illegal immigrant doesn’t mean they should be treat any different.

Top job with excellent policing skills, that will have ensured this suspect didn’t cause any problems for the officers.

Full up on chips, the officers then processes this man through custody and will refer to the home office immigration services.

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People injured after explosion at London TubeStation

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Police have evacuated a tube station in North London after terrified commuters reported an ‘explosion’ at the height of the rush-hour.

Homeowners and shopowners were told to stay inside after emergency services swamped Southgate Tube Station shortly before 8pm.

There are not believed to be many casualties.

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