Integrated Gangs Strategy (3)

MQT on 2018-09-13
Session date: 
September 13, 2018
Question By: 
Siân Berry
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Thank you for your response to my question 2018/1772. In your response, you seem to suggest that this policing activity from the pilot Operation Shield is still operational. Could you provide a detailed briefing to explain this policing operation and the circumstances in which the Metropolitan Police Service will threaten the family of an alleged criminal with eviction?


Answer for Integrated Gangs Strategy (3)

Answer for Integrated Gangs Strategy (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

It is the case that when tenancy conditions are broken, the Local Authority and Registered Social Landlords (not the MPS) have the powers to take a range of actions, which include eviction. The MPS have powers to close premises for up to three months where it is associated with nuisance and disorder.

These are unrelated to types of offences, or offenders, and are therefore unrelated to gang affiliation or membership. They were available to be used as part of Shield in the same way any existing enforcement power and remain available. However, it is not the case that Shield is operational.