Tag Archives: Metropolitan Police

Police scandal and reform: can we break out of more of the same?

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We should abandon the idea that the police alone keep us safe from crime and that everything else must defer to that goal.

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The erosion of local policing in London must be stopped

There are now 2,900 fewer police officers compared to 2010.

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If the London model for Police Commissioners is the answer, what is the question?

Jenny Jones AM, leader of the Green Party on the London Assembly, looks at the problems of the Police and Crime Commisioner model for London.

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Stopping the searches: the need to confront police racism

The Trayvon Martin case, and the investigations into racism in the Met, provide a much needed pretext for an open, honest discussion of a difficult subject.

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Boris is putting the police back behind desks

Jenny Jones AM looks at why so many civilian jobs in the Met have been replaced by trained police officers working at desks.

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New Met chief will need all Johann Cruyff’s fancy footwork to survive

Like Johann Cruyff, new Met chief Bernard Hogan-Howe’s task will be to use his fancy footwork to stay on his feet for longer than his two immediate predecessors.

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Even more Murdoch links with culture committee chair and Met chief exposed

More links between the Murdoch empire and Met Police commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson and culture committee chair John Whittingdale emerged this morning.

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Phone hacking fallout: Institutional indolence means Yates has to go

If Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson bites the bullet and acts now Assistant Commissioner John Yates has to be in his sights, writes Kevin Meagher.

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Parliament to say no to Murdoch as police widen News International net

MPs will unite today to oppose Rupert Murdoch’s takeover of BSkyB, with the prime minister outlining the details of the inquiry into the phone hacking scandal.

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Do Murdoch, Murdoch and Brooks have the balls to face Parliament?

Parliaments bared its teeth today, subjecting police officers to interrogation, summoning the Murdoch Three to answer them, and uniting to oppose the BSkyB takeover.

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