Public confidence in the Police Complaints Authority and then the Independent Police Complaints Commission was undermined by their lack of resources to employ enough people, of whom too many were ex-policemen with inevitable loyalty to their former colleagues, write Mary Pimm and Nik Wood, Gore Road, Hackney.

A police officer who assaulted a man at a crime scene in Lower Clapton last year has been ordered to do 200 hours of community service.

Five years after the unsolved murder of Joseph Burke-Monerville, a friend of his grieving family has insisted: "Someone knows who these people are."

A serving Hackney police officer has been found guilty of assaulting a man at a cordon in Lower Clapton.

The family of a young Hackney man who died in a motorbike crash while being followed by police are still searching for answers after a coroner found the officer did nothing wrong.

The swifts left London last week - their young have spread their wings to begin their extraordinary lifelong migration, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

The family of Rashan Charles have slammed the Met's decision to not suspend the officer who wrestled the 20-year-old to the ground on the night he died.

The police officer who restrained Rashan Charles on the floor of a Dalston shop hours before his death should be suspended, the police watchdog has said.

The officer who restrained Rashan Charles in a Dalston shop before the teen died is being investigated for gross misconduct, the police watchdog has said.

Police are appealing for information on four further people in connection with "violent disorder" following a protest over the death of Rashan Charles last month.

The cause of Rashan Charles' death is not likely to be made public until next summer, to allow the police watchdog to complete its investigation.

Police are appealing for information on three people in connection with "violent disorder" at a Rashan Charles protest last month.

Rashan Charles' family today said they had "concerns about openness and transparency" over the Independent Police Complaints Commission's investigation into their son's death.

Rashan Charles had tried to swallow paracetamol and caffeine wrapped in cellophane when police tackled him in a Dalston shop, police have said.

An object removed from the throat of Rashan Charles after a police chase in Dalston "did not contain a controlled substance", according to forensic analysis.

The family of Rashan Charles today urged supporters of their fight for justice to remain peaceful on the streets following protests that broke out in Dalston last night.

Two people were injured in Dalston last night as a protest over the death of Rashan Charles saw mattresses burnt in the street, glass smashed and fireworks thrown.

Angry crowds tonight marched to Stoke Newington police station and then back to the Dalston shop where Rashan Charles was chased and tackled by police hours before his death.

A vigil will be held outside Stoke Newington police station tonight for Rashan Charles, who died after being tackled by police in a Dalston shop on Saturday.

A 20-year-old man named locally as Rashan Charles has died after allegedly being tackled by police in a Dalston shop.


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