Johnson to stay clear of setting targets to improve record-low rape prosecutions

BORIS JOHNSON will steer clear of setting targets for police and prosecutors to improve record-low rape prosecutions, Downing Street has indicated.

It follows reports that the Prime Minister’s crime and justice taskforce was considering goals for police to refer more strong cases to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). 

Targets to prosecute and bring more cases to trial were also reported to be planned for the CPS, with the detail set to be announced later this year, the...
source: Morning Star Online

2020-08-10 21:20
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