Body worn video footage retained beyond 31 days (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-05-17
Session date: 
May 17, 2018
Reference: 
2018/0970
Question By: 
Sian Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What proportion of the Metropolitan Police Service's body worn video camera (BWV) footage that has been flagged for retention beyond 31 days has now been deleted because it is no longer needed as evidence?

Answer

Answer for Body worn video footage retained beyond 31 days (3)

Answer for Body worn video footage retained beyond 31 days (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

BWV footage categorised as evidence is automatically retained according to Metropolitan Police Records Management Policy, which is in line with the Management of Police Information Standards. The majority of which will be automatically deleted after 7 years from date of recording. Metropolitan Police Service's policy states that officers should, when the footage is no longer required, re-categorise the footage so the footage will be deleted from the system. The system does not record the proportion that has been manually re-categorised and now deleted because it is no longer needed as evidence.