allegations of discrimination in the police

MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In light of the EHRC S20 investigation into the MPS Fairness at Work procedures arising out of severe problems in the investigation of allegations of discrimination  made against  police officers including concerning  homophobia , what steps are you  going to take to  review  the  DPS's  procedures and practice relating to investigation of allegations of discrimination made by civilians against police officers? 


Answer for allegations of discrimination in the police

Answer for allegations of discrimination in the police

Answered By: 
The Mayor

MOPAC  is engaging with the MPS about their handling of public complaints, including those that include an element of discrimination.

In July 2014 the Home Secretary announced her plans to reform the public complaints process. The proposals include giving more powers to Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) to deal with the initial public complaint and be responsible for the management of appeals suitable for local resolution.  MOPAC is contributing to that consultation. The public consultation on the proposals will conclude on 5 February 2015. 

I welcome the outlined changes to the police complaints system and believe that these will increase public confidence in the way complaints are dealt with.