Inspectors find "alarming and unacceptable weaknesses" in the investigation of domestic abuse cases in England and Wales and say only eight out of 43 forces respond well.
The Metropolitan police has for the first time publicly apologised for the shooting of Cherry Groce, which sparked the 1985 Brixton riots.
A policeman is sentenced to a community service order after punching a woman in the head before pinning her to the ground.
The findings of a report into claims that police corruption hindered the original Stephen Lawrence investigation are due to be published.
Two women sexually assaulted by London taxi driver John Worboys win their court battle for compensation from the Metropolitan police because of failings in the way they were treated.
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe today faces a crossroads because of failures to stop the country's most prolific serial rapist during the five years he terrorised women.