Police must respect protesters’ right to oppose Trump visit

As large numbers of police officers from around the country are redeployed to respond to demonstrations against President Trump’s visit to the UK on Friday, Netpol is calling on police not to undermine people’s rights to freedom of expression and assembly...

Netpol calls for repeal of Section 35 dispersal powers

Dispersal powers are discriminatory. anti-democratic, open to abuse and completely unaccountable. The Network for Police Monitoring has today launched a new campaign to repeal powers under Section 35 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, which...

Wave of impunity carries Cressida Dick into Commissioner’s job

The word “impunity” – exemption from any possibility of punishment or harm – comes up again and again when bereaved families talk about the death of a loved one at the hands of the police. The family of Jean Charles de Menezes used it again in a statement...