Challenges facing the Met

13 May 2019

Following a challenging Easter period for the Met, the Police & Crime Committee will tomorrow hold a question and answer session with the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The Met’s investigation into Vote Leave/Leave.EU/BeLeave
  • Policing of Extinction Rebellion and forthcoming London protests
  • The Macpherson report 20 years on
  • Child protection
  • Hate crime

The guests are:

  • Cressida Dick CBE QPM, Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis
  • Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, MOPAC
  • Helen Ball, Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police

Electoral Commission (first item only)

  • Bob Posner, Chief Executive
  • Louise Edwards, Head of Regulation

The meeting will take place on Tuesday 14 May 2019 from 10.00am in the Chamber at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend

The meeting can also be viewed LIVE via webcast or on our YouTube channel.

Follow us @LondonAssembly and take part in the meeting discussion using #AssemblyPolice and #PoliceQA

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Notes to editors

  1. Read the full agenda papers.
  2. Unmesh Desai, Chair of the Police & Crime Committee is available for interview. 
  3. Find out more about the work of the Police & Crime Committee.
  4. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

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