Spit guards (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-03-22
Session date: 
March 22, 2017
Reference: 
2017/2003
Question By: 
Keith Prince
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you agree with the Shadow Home Secretary, Diane Abbott that spit guards are "degrading" and that there is "no evidence that spit hoods are necessary or useful"?

Answer

Answer for Spit guards (2)

Answer for Spit guards (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I agree that officers need to be protected from individuals who spit. It is a disgusting, worrying and potentially dangerous situation for officers to encounter.

The MPS is compiling a report on the use of spit guards piloted in custody suites which will inform the discussion as to their necessity or usefulness.