Response to allegations against Scottish Police

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/5046
Question By: 
Tony Devenish
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Following "criminal" and "misconduct" allegations against Police Scotland, what steps will the Mayor and Commissioner take to be at least one step ahead of these issues and ''learn any lessons'' to prevent any such incidents in the Met in the current febrile atmosphere?

Answer

Answer for Response to allegations against Scottish Police

Answer for Response to allegations against Scottish Police

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The investigation being completed by the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (Pirc) is entirely focussed on Police Scotland and there is nothing to suggest there is any link with the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS). Should any opportunity to learn lessons arise following the conclusion of the investigation they will be addressed then, but as it is ongoing it would be inappropriate to comment further at the present time.