Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat
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The Committee is recommended to:
(a) Note the monthly report from the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, attached at Appendix 1 to the report, as background to the question and answer session with the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime and the Metropolitan Police Service; and
(b) Note the answers given by the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime and the Metropolitan Police Service to the questions asked by Members.
5.1 The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat as background to the questions and answer session with the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).
5.2 The Chair welcomed the following guests to the meeting:
· Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime; and
· Sir Stephen House QPM, Deputy Commissioner, MPS.
5.3 Claire Waxman, the Victims’ Commissioner for London, joined the panel from 11.30am for the discussion on the Rape Review.
5.4 A transcript of the discussion is attached at Appendix 1.
5.5 During the course of the discussion the Deputy Commissioner, MPS, undertook to:
· Confirm whether the MPS would publish images of the weapons it had taken off the streets during Notting Hill Carnival;
· Provide a breakdown by age profile of the stop and searches undertaken under Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 during Notting Hill Carnival;
· Provide a copy of Sir Richard Henriques’ QC report reviewing Operation Midland with revised redactions;
· Provide the total cost of Operation Midland with a breakdown of the costs;
· Look into the number of sexual offences and rape cases that supervisors were managing;
· Provide details and the context of a letter the MPS sent to a third-party legal firm in which the MPS rebutted that they were responsible for delays to the investigation of the VoteLeave/Leave.EU/BeLeave Campaign;
· Confirm when the MPS would publish its technical evaluation report on facial recognition technology;
· Write to Sian Berry AM concerning the report that a facial recognition van had been observed during the pro-democracy protest in Trafalgar Square and respond to her with details on how “watchlists” were compiled.
5.6 In relation to the Rape Review, the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime was requested to:
· Inform Members when the Justice Matters meeting which would discuss the Rape Review would take place; and
· Provide a copy of the action plan to address the recommendations contained in the Rape Review.
5.7 During the course of the discussion, the Victims’ Commissioner for London undertook to explain how MOPAC would ensure that the Crown Prosecution Service and the MPS would act on the findings of Rape Review.
5.8 At the end of the discussion the Chairman thanked the guests for their attendance and helpful contributions.
(a) That the monthly report from the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, attached at Appendix 1 of the report, be noted.
(b) That the report and answers given by the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime and the MPS to the questions asked by Members be noted.