8:45PM BST 01 May 2013
Warwickshire Police 'open justice' row after charged officer not named
"A police force appeared to abandon the concept of open justice tonight when it refused to name a suspect charged with theft after quietly changing its policy.
Warwickshire Police said the policy was “recently” introduced in the wake of the Leveson inquiry into press standards.
Warwickshire Police declined to name a retired officer who was charged with stealing £113,000 from the constabulary's former headquarters in Leek Wooton.
Critics attacked the development, understood to be the first such move by any police force in the country, arguing it undermined the UK's principle of open justice."
02 May 2013
Warwickshire Police revise controversial decision
"Warwickshire Police has revised its position on naming people who have been charged and are due to stand trial and apologised for not naming a former officer accused of theft."
02 May 2013
ACPO position on naming people who have been charged
"We advise forces, working with the CPS, to name those who have been charged
ACPO lead on communications, Chief Constable Andy Trotter, said: “We advise forces, working with the CPS, to name those who have been charged and that position will not change.
“When an individual has been arrested our current guidance is not to name them and we will only release the name for the prevention or detection of crime, or if there is a serious public interest.
“ACPO is working on new guidance to provide clear direction to avoid inconsistencies where some police forces confirm details of an arrested individual if journalists have gathered the information from other sources.
“This does not affect what media themselves choose to publish.”"
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