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Trust in police: Hillsborough, Lawrence and 'plebgate'

Police have faced negative coverage as allegations of wrongdoing continue to emerge - including an undercover campaign to look for smears on the friends and family of Stephen Lawrence, as well as Hillsborough and the 'plebgate' case.

A House of Commons Select Committee recommended police officers should have their pensions docked in serious cases of misconduct and for a new code of ethics to set out what is, and is not, acceptable behaviour.

David Thompson reports on the reputation of the police.

Debate: David Davis MP and Police Federation's John Apter

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