"Guilty until proven innocent" for suspected terrorists

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3402
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

When you made your call for "guilty until proven innocent" for suspected terrorists, were you at all aware of its operational difficulties for the Police, the Courts and community relations in London as 'the Occupant' of MOPAC?

Answer

Answer for "Guilty until proven innocent" for suspected terrorists

Answer for "Guilty until proven innocent" for suspected terrorists

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have had many discussions with the police about what tools they need to respond to the changing nature of the terrorist threat faced in London. I am pleased that the Government have announced new measures and will study them closely, including taking advice from operation leaders within the MPS, when published to see how they will work practically in London