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Metropolitan Police: Complaints

Question for Home Office

UIN HL6263, tabled on 29 June 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take following the complaint filed against the Metropolitan Police for its "aggressive and unnecessary actions" against an unresisting black father and his 13 year old son who were threatened with tasers when they were wrongfully suspected of being involved in a stabbing on 4 June.

Answered on

13 July 2020

The police are required to handle complaints in accordance with the law. The duties of the police in handling specific allegations, and the role of the Independent Office for Police Conduct, are set out in legislation. It would not be appropriate for the Government to comment on individual cases.

In February 2020, the government implemented comprehensive reforms to the police complaints and discipline systems, to streamline processes and ensure greater transparency and independence in the way complaints are handled.

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