Lord Carlile to head Boris’s Met Police Ethics Panel

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Lord Carlile, the former Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, is to Chair a new panel examining the ethics and quality of policing in the capital. In July Mayor Boris Johnson announced plans to examine the Met’s practices following a number of complaints about the conduct of undercover officers. Concerns have been raised about the force’s […]

Boris considering new body to investigate police ethics complaints

Mayor Boris Johnson and Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe.

Mayor Boris Johnson is considering setting up a new standards committee to examine complaints of unethical behaviour by Metropolitan Police officers. In recent weeks the Met has faced allegations that officers sought to undermine the family of Stephen Lawrence and bugged conversations between Lawrence’s friend Duwayne Brooks and his lawyer. The force has opened an […]

London Assembly to quiz Met Commissioner over Lawrence claims

The Commissioner has promised to cut stop & search numbers.

London Assembly Members are to quiz Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe.about claims in the Guardian newspaper that officers tried to discredit the family of Stephen Lawrence. Assembly Members previously questioned Sir Bernard over the use of undercover officers and their supervision last September. On Thursday he will appear before the Assembly Police and Crime Committee […]