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United Kingdom

30 January 2003

Telegraph (UK)

The Police Complaints Authority has condemned an inappropriate culture in some firearms units, and highlighted the use of "grossly offensive" nicknames. The report highlighted the case of an armed officer who went drinking the night before an early-morning raid. It also revealed that nearly half the people shot by armed police in recent years were trying to commit "suicide by cop" and actually wanted to be fired upon. Although procedures were "generally sound" and the... (

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