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Police to regain power to charge suspects

Publié par Clifford Armion le 19/05/2010

Alan Travis

"The power to decide whether a suspect is charged in hundreds of thousands of cases a year is to be restored to the police, the new home secretary, Theresa May, will announce tomorrow.

"In her first major speech as home secretary she is expected to tell the Police Federation annual conference that the Crown Prosecution Service will lose the power to decide whether many cases should go to court as part of her drive against police bureaucracy. She will also talk about her determination to introduce directly-elected police commissioners.

"The Conservatives have claimed that Labour "bowed to the lawyer lobby" when it introduced "statutory charging" in 2003 and took the power to decide whether a suspect should be charged out of the hands of the police station custody sergeant and into the hands of the CPS."

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"Police to regain power to charge suspects", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2010. Consulté le 05/12/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/police-to-regain-power-to-charge-suspects