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Blair supports expanded detention power for UK police

[JURIST] Prime Minister Tony Blair told reporters on Tuesday that he thinks it's "perfectly reasonable" [10 Downing Street transcript] for the British police to be able to hold suspects without charges for more than the current 14 days. But he didn't specifically endorse the three-month time period recently requested by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) [official website] that has some UK politicians concerned [JURIST report]. Blair also spoke of the need for "judicial involvement" in any detention, and warned that the government must use caution when implementing "measures to increase. . . security." Aljazeera has more.

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