Compensation claims against the Metropolitan Police Service (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-05-25
Session date: 
May 25, 2016
Reference: 
2016/1751
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What advice will you be providing to the Metropolitan Police Service on how to protect itself against legal claims of false imprisonment, assault and battery, malicious prosecution and unlawful arrest?

Answer

Answer for Compensation claims against the Metropolitan Police Service (2)

Answer for Compensation claims against the Metropolitan Police Service (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am committed to strengthen trust and confidence between communities and the police. A key aspect of this is how officers behave when carrying out their duties and engaging with the public.

Police officers are human and where they make genuine mistakes, they will be supported, to ensure learning takes place, but equally where they have behaved badly they will be held properly to account.