The following are a selection of articles concerning the police that were featured on BBCI over the past week:-
Three arrests in Coventry in dawn drugs raids
Three people have been arrested in dawn raids in Coventry as part of a crackdown on drugs. Five homes in the Foleshill area were raided at 05:00 GMT as part of a four-month operation in the West Midlands. Police said a family and their associates were held on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs. They also seized what they believed to be Class A and B substances in the raid, which involved 50 officers.
Bristol stabbing: Police make three arrests
Three people have been arrested following the death of a 19-year-old man in a car park in Bristol. Police were called to Lower Gay Street, close to Stokes Croft, on Wednesday evening. Avon and Somerset Police said the victim was treated by paramedics but died later. A post-mortem examination is being carried out. A spokesman appealed for anyone who was in the Jamaica Street area at about 20:30 GMT to come forward.
Police crackdown on deer poaching in Forest of Dean
Police in the Forest of Dean are attempting to crack down on organised gangs visiting the area to poach deer. The Deer Initiative said poaching is being carried out on a "semi industrial scale" due to the rise in the price of venison, and a carcass can fetch up to £200 on the black market. One local farmer said the problem has "reached dangerous levels". Gloucestershire Police said the issue is "high on its priority list" and it is working with the public to stop it. Sgt Simon Clemett said: "We are listening to what the rural community say and we are acting on it. "We have recognised that organised crime groups are coming down and taking our animals and we need to work with the public to stop them." Lydney farmer Alastair Fraser said he knows of "at least 50 poachers working in the area who can each take out a dozen deer in a night". Gloucestershire Police said officers are using their powers of stop and search in the area, but also rely on the public to notify them if they see anything suspicious.
Hit-and-run suspect traced by police
A driver suspected of a hit-and-run in Bournemouth in which two boys were injured has been traced. The boys were knocked down by a red VW Polo in Wimborne Road, Kinson, at about 17:10 GMT on Wednesday. The older child suffered internal injuries, while the younger sustained grazes. Police said both boys were "recovering well" in Poole Hospital. Police said a woman driver was assisting them with their inquiries.
Alan Wood murder: Detective determined to find killer
The detective leading an inquiry into the brutal murder of a Lincolnshire man has said he remains determined to bring those responsible to justice. Alan Wood, 50, was bound and tortured in his home in Lound, near Bourne, in October 2009. Det Supt Stuart Morrison, who has led the investigation from the start, said he thinks about the case every day. He said the main focus of the inquiry was to find the person whose DNA profile was left at the scene.
Cleveland Police akin to 'medieval fiefdom' says IPCC
The police watchdog has described the Cleveland force under the leadership of two now sacked officers as "reminiscent of a medieval fiefdom". Chief Constable Sean Price and his deputy Derek Bonnard were sacked after separate conduct investigations. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) comments come after a three-year corruption probe. The £4m Operation Sacristy investigation resulted in 10 arrests, but no criminal charges. In a scathing attack on the culture of the force under Mr Price and Mr Bonnard, IPCC commissioner Cindy Butts said senior officers "sought to gain personal benefit from the public purse". She said Mr Price, who was one of those arrested, lied to the IPCC during a conduct investigation, which saw him sacked for gross misconduct. Mr Price and Mr Bonnard, who was also sacked for gross misconduct, both maintained their innocence throughout the investigations and are planning appeals.