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Second annual internal LGBT Staff Survey results released
01.10.2014
Second annual internal LGBT Staff Survey results released
FOR the second year running, the Network has run a staff survey aimed at capturing the reality of every day life for LGBT people working for the force. The results have been published today and issued to every commander and head of department, as well as to stakeholders such as unions and the police federation.  "The survey results really show that WMP is a great place to work in terms of fa ... READ MORE
60% of Tory ccouncillors say PM was wrong to legalise same-sex marriage
29.09.2014
60% of Tory ccouncillors say PM was wrong to legalise same-sex marriage
A poll of more than 1,000 Conservative councillors has found 60% disagree with David Cameron’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage – with one councillor suggesting the PM has played “God” over the issue. Only 31% of Tory councillors surveyed felt it was the right thing to do – and 9% were not sure. The poll was conducted by ComRes for the BBC’s Sunday Politi ... READ MORE
The tricky business of policing sex in public
16.09.2014
The tricky business of policing sex in public
Once any kind of sex in public might have led to arrest and prosecution. Now police across much of the UK take a softly-softly approach, writes Julie Bindel. Decades ago, the police in the UK did their utmost to stop gay men having sex in public toilets and outdoor "cruising grounds". Men were frequently arrested, prosecuted and often jailed. Today much has changed and the police take advice ... READ MORE
Homophobic hammer attacker jailed
08.09.2014
Homophobic hammer attacker jailed
A man who tried to murder his gay flatmate in a hammer attack while he slept has been jailed for 14 years. Connor Huntley was found alive on his bed, but with the claw hammer embedded in his head on 28 May last year. Joseph Williams, 21, of Cliftonville, Margate, had made disparaging remarks about gay men, the Old Bailey was told. Williams, who denied attempted murder and causing grievous bodily harm ... READ MORE
Force praised by HMIC for accurate crime recording
29.08.2014
Force praised by HMIC for accurate crime recording
West Midlands Police is one of the best forces in the country for accurately recording crime data according to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC). In a report published today the police watchdog highlights WMP’s efforts to promote ethical working practices and integrity in all areas of business, despite cuts the force has had to make over the past few years. HMIC examined 34 ... READ MORE
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