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The Crooked Blue Line: Who is accountable for police misconduct?

Police misconduct is one of the most enduring problems of criminal justice worldwide.

Institutional racism, the abuse of power, brutality and corruption will be addressed at a one-day conference on 6 September at LSE.

The Crooked Blue Line: Accountability for police misconduct has been organised by the Mannheim Centre for Criminology at LSE.

The introductory session will be addressed by Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner John Stevens who has responsibility for complaints and discipline; Northern Ireland Independent Commission on Policing member, Dr Maurice Hayes, author of the report A Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland ; and Imran Khan, Solicitor for the Lawrence family, whose campaign for justice has contributed to a public reappraisal of police community relations in the Macpherson Inquiry.

For further details about the conference please contact: Emma Harris, Executive and Professional Education Unit, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, tel. 0171 955 6851

Registration: £150 (£75 concessionary rate for students, voluntary organisation staff)


Note to Editors

The press are invited to attend the opening discussion (Speakers: Deputy Commissioner John Stevens, Imran Khan, and Maurice Hayes) from 10.30am-11.30am in the Hong Kong Theatre, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE.

For further information or to attend please contact:

LSE Press Office 0171 955 7060

Emma Harris 0171 955 6851 for Dr Graham Smith and Professor Robert Reiner

15 July 1999