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News June 2013

Commisioner’s article from The Guardian – The sexual behaviour of undercover police fits the definition of rape 28th June 2013

One of the 11 women who are currently suing the police after being tricked into having sexual relationships with men later revealed to be undercover officers said that she felt that she had been “raped by the state”. “We...

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Commissioner’s response – Improving the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime 6th June 2013

Northumbria PCC Response to ‘Improving the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime’ Vera Baird, Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria welcomes the opportunity to comment on these proposed reforms and since taking up office has spoken to many...

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Commissioner’s response to Ministry of Justice Transforming Legal Aid questionnaire 4th June 2013

View the Commissioner’s response to Ministry of Justice Transforming Legal Aid questionnaire here.

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Commissioner’s response – Community Remedy Consultation 4th June 2013

On 13 December 2012 the Government launched a new consultation on a “community remedy”, which will run until 7 March 2013. The consultation seeks views on proposals to introduce legislation to allow police and crime commissioners (or the relevant...

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