Daniel Morgan murder: No officers will face punishment, says watchdog

Police Fingerprint DNA Softwaresource: The Guardian
published: 3 August 2022

Every officer involved in the Daniel Morgan scandal will escape punishment, the police watchdog has announced, despite an independent inquiry finding that corruption in the Metropolitan police shielded the private detective’s killers with the force ignoring information.

Those escaping any action include the former Met commissioner Cressida Dick, who the inquiry accused of hampering its work.

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Daniel Morgan murder: Met anti-corruption measures ‘dire’, damning report finds

Daniel Morgan
Daniel Morgan

source: The Guardian
published: 22 March 2022

Measures taken by the Metropolitan police to tackle corruption are “fundamentally flawed” and “dire”, with continued failings down to arrogance, secrecy and lethargy, a devastating independent report has said.

The report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services was ordered after an independent panel criticised the Met for failings over the Daniel Morgan murder, where corruption hampered the hunt for the killers of the private detective.

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West Midlands firearms officer facing criminal inquiry over fatal shooting

Sean Fitzgerald
Image Credit : Justice for Sean Fitzgerald

source: Shropshire Star
published: 14 March 2022

A police firearms officer is being investigated for potential homicide offences over the fatal shooting of a 31-year-old man in Coventry in 2019.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) had previously said the officer was not the subject of a criminal investigation relating to the death of Sean Fitzgerald.

In a statement confirming [that] a criminal inquiry is now under way, the IOPC said the West Midlands Police officer had been advised they are “being investigated for potential homicide offences.”

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