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."

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