- 3 Sep 2021
UK government cannot say if it has trained Indonesian police forces implicated in human rights abuse
A Freedom of Information request to the Ministry of Defence found that the Government does not hold information about who it trains in Indonesia
- 19 Aug 2021
Myanmar Police Force were trained by British officers, UK Government admits
A Freedom of Information (FOI) request to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has shown how, under a European Union scheme named Mypol, the two officers visited the politically turbulent country in 2017. The initiative was aimed to help modernise the police force by providing equipment and training. It was suspended by the EU in February this year after Myanmar’s military staged a coup and responded violently to subsequent protests.
- 11 Feb 2021
Police Lethal Force and Accountability: a review
A new report that assesses four western European countries to see how often someone is killed by Police Forces, and the availability and reliability of the information on such killings, is reviewed by AOAV
- 23 Oct 2020
One in four shot by UK police are black, yet tiny fraction of armed officers are black – AOAV study finds
A quarter of people shot by armed police forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in the last five years were black, whilst only 0.2% of armed officers identify as black.
- 28 Sep 2020
Fatal shootings of police officers in the UK – a tragic history
Despite the tragedy of last week's death of a police officer, the frequency of British police fatally shot has declined - fewer officers were killed in the past three decades (90s, 00s, 10s) combined than in the 1980s.
- 1 Jun 2020
What is Missing in the Debate about Police Violence in the US
As many as three times the number of people are shot and wounded by US police as are shot and killed.
- 3 Jan 2017
Deaths from police shootings in England and Wales at levels not seen for almost a decade
The death of a man during a police operation near the M62 brings the total number of people shot and killed by police in England and Wales to levels not seen for almost a decade.
- 14 Jan 2016
Where is the evidence that further arming the MET police will protect us from terrorist attacks?
London's police force are to get 600 more police marksmen. But what will the true impact of this be?