The Metropolitan Police Authority meets this Thursday at City Hall when members of the authority will discuss the ‘Post G20’ Civil Liberties Panel Report on public order policing which was published last week.
The panel was chaired by MPA and London Assembly Member Victoria Borwick who last week warned: “The impact on public confidence when public order policing goes wrong, even though those instances may be very rare, cannot be underestimated.”
“The Civil Liberties Panel acknowledges that the Met police thousands of public order events every year, most of which pass without incident. But there was significant criticism and a fundamental questioning of the Met’s approach to policing protest after the G20 demonstrations in central London in April 2009, followed by the tragic death of Ian Tomlinson.”
Members will also hear an update from MPA Chair Kit Malthouse and Met Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson will present a report on policing performance and respond to questions.
The meeting takes place in the Chamber, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA at 10.00 a.m. on Thursday 25 March 2010 and is open to the public.