The Met Police and Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) have been criticised for failing to give Londoners the chance to comment before increasing the number of officers carrying Tasers. The weapons were previously carried only by firearms officers, however Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe extended their availability citing concerns that unarmed officers were […]
London Assembly Members have welcomed plans by Metropolitan Police Deputy Met Commissioner Craig Mackey to publish Taser usage data online.
Jenny Jones argues new scrutiny arrangements amount to single party influence and could cost the Met the public’s support.
It’s been confirmed that sixty three of the capital’s 136 police front counters are to close as part of the biggest re-organisation of London policing in a generation. On Monday Mayor Boris Johnson, Deputy Mayor for Policing Stephen Greenhalgh and Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe launched the final version of the Mayor’s Police and […]
Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe discusses the capital’s new crime plan, officer numbers and the increased roll-out of Taser. listen to ‘Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe on crime plan and Tasers’ on Audioboo