Body worn video footage retained beyond 31 days

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-10-12
Session date: 
October 12, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3979
Question By: 
Sian Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What proportion of the Metropolitan Police Service's body worn video (BWV) footage recorded so far has been flagged for retention beyond 31 days?

Answer

Answer for Body worn video footage retained beyond 31 days

Answer for Body worn video footage retained beyond 31 days

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Since the MPS commenced roll out in October 2016, it has uploaded a total of 1,171,958 BWV clips to its back end management system.

Film not categorised as evidence is auto-deleted within 31 days. Retained footage is subject to regular review (in line with guidance from the Information Commissioner). Footage will be kept as evidence, for disclosure, or for other legitimate policing purpose as defined in Management of Police Information. Footage will not be kept for intelligence.

As of 5th October, 750,803 clips have auto-deleted, leaving 420,155 active clips on the system, approx. 36% retained after 31 days.

The % figure has remained relatively stable over the last 12 months.