Ian Acheson Ian Acheson

Who can blame armed police officers for handing back their guns?

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The Metropolitan Police has, for now, staved off a crisis. The force says that enough armed officers have returned to work that they don’t need to draft in the army. Officers walked out following the decision by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to charge a serving officer with the murder of Chris Kaba, a black Londoner who was shot and fatally injured during a planned police operation in September 2023.

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Ian Acheson
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Ian Acheson
Professor Ian Acheson is a former prison governor. He was also Director of Community Safety at the Home Office

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