Richard Taylor Asks Labour’s Dave Baigent About What He’d Do as Police and Crime Commissioner

At a Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Panel meeting on the 16th of March 2016 Dave Baigent, the Labour candidate to be Police and Crime Commissioner, offered to speak to me on camera. I’m publishing the full unedited video of our unprepared, impromptu, discussion along with a transcript. Notable Points Labour’s Dave Baigent has been caught [...]

Ten Suggested Items for Scrutiny by Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Panel

Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Panel is responsible for scrutinising the actions and decisions of Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner. On the basis of its scrutiny the panel can then make public recommendations to the Police and Crime Commissioner. At the February 2014 meeting of Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Panel I sought to use the public [...]

Volunteering to be a Member of Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Panel Again

On Friday I volunteered to become a member of Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Panel. I volunteered previously, in October 2012. One of those appointed by the panel in 2012 didn’t attend any meetings of the panel for over a year, and didn’t respond to correspondence from the panel. Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Panel appeared quite [...]

IPCC Says Police and Crime Commissioners Should Review Police TASER Use

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is today recommending that Police and Crime Commissioners take a more active role in overseeing their force’s use of TASER weapons. One of the recommendations in the IPCC report titled “IPCC review of Taser complaints and incidents” states: The frequency and type of Taser use, and its justification on each [...]

Public Participation at Cambs Police and Crime Panel – 5 February 2014

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright I have submitted the following in advance of the “public participation” slot at the Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Panel meeting scheduled for 14.00 on Wednesday the 5th of February 2014. Reporting of Decisions The Police and Crime Commissioner repeatedly assures the panel he is reporting all decisions he [...]

Cambridge Community Safety Partnership October 2013

Cambridge Community Safety Partnership met on the 29th of October 2013. The most notable thing in my view was the complete absence of any elected representatives. Cambridge has 56 councillors (42 City and 14 County) but none attended this key meeting at which the police, and other bodies, report their performance agains the city wide [...]