Tag Archives: metropolitan police

Future Imperfect

Policing of Wednesday’s student protest “did not go to plan” but the violence that flared was down to a “hardcore” minority, the police minister has said. Nick Herbert told MPs police would learn lessons after 41 officers were injured when a section of demonstrators stormed the Conservative party HQ. The prime minister has also condemned […]

South Park On Thames

Sir Ian Blair says he was forced out of the job of Metropolitan Police commissioner by Boris Johnson “to show the power of the London mayoralty”. He told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show that it had “dangerous implications” for the future of British policing. He also said the UK did not have the safeguards in […]

Off-Beat

More than 1,000 police officers and staff who misused corporate credit cards will not be punished, a police watchdog has decided. The Metropolitan Police Authority found 1,183 Met employees used the American Express cards for personal spending. They were given “training and guidance” instead of punishment. But Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) member Jenny Jones said […]