The new + improved UFFC online community launched

March 2, 2013 in Miscellaneous by Zinzi Eka-Naphtali

UFFC Campaign CentralTo mark a new long-term forward looking United Families & Friends Campaign (UFFC), its website is getting a major makeover!

This will make getting involved a lot easier with the site having bucket-loads of features which integrate seamlessly with existing social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

Thanks to built-in integration with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, it’s easy to maximize your reach and spread the word.

Members will be able to share photos, voice opinions in comments and blogs, bring stories to life with videos, and feed into the other interactions the site will have to offer.

Members will also be able to add from a wide range of Apps for use on their own dedicated social webpage.

Create powerful native apps for iPhone and Android handsets, and stay involved with the UFFC community on the go.

Visit the new site and sign up for free >

IPCC: Police watchdog ‘woefully under-equipped’

February 3, 2013 in Breaking News, Reform & Corruption by 4WardEverUK

IPCC - Independent Police Complaints Commissionoriginally by: BBC News  
published: 1 February 2013

The police watchdog for England and Wales is overwhelmed, woefully under-equipped and failing to get to the truth of allegations, MPs have said. The Independent Police Complaints Commission needs more resources and powers, the Home Affairs Select Committee report said.

IPCC chairwoman Dame Anne Owers welcomed the report, saying the body was struggling to meet expectations.

One in four officers faced complaints between 2011 and 2012.

About 30,000 officers had faced complaints, which were mostly trivial and dealt with at a local level, committee chairman Keith Vaz, told BBC Radio 4′s Today programme.

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The Met police and mental health

February 3, 2013 in Custody Deaths & Abuse, Psychiatric Deaths & Abuse by Larry Fedja

police & mental healthoriginally by: IRR News  
published: 24 January 2013

The Independent Commission on Mental Health and Policing is currently carrying out a consultation in the form of an online survey.

The Commission was established in September 2012 by the Metropolitan police in response to the inquest verdict into the death of Sean Rigg in police custody.

Sean Rigg died on the floor of Brixton police station in July 2005 after being arrested and detained after suffering from mental health problems. On 1 August 2012, the inquest jury, which had heard evidence over seven weeks, recorded a highly critical narrative verdict. Read the rest of this entry →