Police custody is under the spotlight again and police forces are under pressure to support detainees suffering from mental health crises and prevent deaths. With changes in Policing and Crime Act can you update what is the Met Police doing to improve the situation to support mental health detainees?
What assurances can the Mayor offer to residents in Southall that changes to Southall Police station will not detract from frontline policing within the community, given community concerns over higher than average crime rates in the area?
Worryingly, there has been a rise in the number of domestic offences with almost 150,000 crimes being committed this year alone. Current legislation on domestic violence means that the onus is often on the victim of an abusive relationship to report a change of address or with prospective partners to check an individual's record with police. In contrast, for sexual offenders the obligation is on the offender to notify their local police force with details held on the 'sex offenders list'.
Hendon Police training centre has been re-provided on a smaller site, with the remainder sold off for housing. Given the height and density of the new residential buildings, what guarantees have you got that the police training centre will not be overlooked or otherwise vulnerable from the neighbouring developments that have been given planning permission?
In London, reports of domestic abuse crimes increased by more than 2,000, from 72,535 to 74,770, between 2015 and 2016; however there were over 600 fewer police charges in 2016 than in 2015 with the volume of charges dropping from 15,694 to 15,010.what is the explanation for this disparity?
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