LONDON — The London Metropolitan Police will aim to hire 40 percent of new recruits from Black, Asian and other minority backgrounds by 2022, Mayor Sadiq Khan … But it was unclear whether Mr. Khan’s decision was prompted by the incident, which caused outrage, or if he had commissioned it earlier. Welcome to London NARPO - protecting the interests of Met police pensioners. It appears you are trying to access this site using an outdated browser. A British sculptor later replaced it with the statue of a local Black protester, but the city authorities had the new artwork removed after just one day. “At the center of the consultation was whether institutional racism continues to exist in the M.P.S.,” the plan read, referring to the Metropolitan Police Service, more than 20 years after the Macpherson inquiry. They were handcuffed for 45 minutes while officers searched the vehicle. London police Chief Steve Williams has sole discretion to request assistance from another police force for an investigation into one of his more than 600 sworn officers. Welcome. Leave this site. In a rare public acknowledgment, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement on Friday that it recognized the pain felt by Black communities in London, and that it was “committed to eliminating the disproportionate use of force on Black Londoners.” Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan Police commissioner, said that her force was “not free from racism or discrimination.”. Matiu Ratana, 54, was shot at Croydon Custody Center in south London in the early hours of … The Police Memorial Trust since its establishment in 1984 has erected over 38 memorials to some of those officers. As a result, parts of the site may not function properly for you. The City of London Police is the territorial police force responsible for law enforcement within the City of London, including the Middle and Inner Temples. A police officer was proven to have punched a handcuffed man in the face in a hearing that concluded on June 25. Two police officers, accused of taking inappropriate pictures of murdered sisters at a crime scene in northwest London, are facing possible prosecution. The Met also has significant national responsibilities, such as co-ordin © 2017 London Police Service, 601 Dundas Street, London, Ontario, N6B 1X1, Emergency: 911, Non-Emergency: 519-661-5670, E-mail Us It appears you are trying to access this site using an outdated browser. Quickly exit this site by pressing the Escape key. In the report, Mr. Khan said that the Black Lives Matter protests this summer had highlighted the need to change the perceptions of the police, and that recent episodes had shed a new light on discriminatory practices that include the disproportionate use of force, including Tasers, and stop-and-frisk tactics. has the trust and confidence of all Black Londoners.”, London Police to Recruit 40% of Officers From Minority Backgrounds. The Metropolitan police wants to almost double the number of officers deployed in London schools in the coming years, despite recent pledges to review a … While Prime Minister Boris Johnson has acknowledged that there was “much more that we need to do” to tackle racism, it took him days to address the death of Mr. Floyd or the protests in London, and he accused some demonstrators of “thuggery.” Many have also found his recent declarations lacking credibility because of his past use of racist language. Britain has a fraught racial history and in recent months several cities have faced a reckoning with their past, including Bristol, in southwestern England, a cosmopolitan cultural hub that was once a crucial port in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Organizations that contributed to the action plan welcomed the announcement, but said they remained cautious about how changes would be enacted and the extent to which it would address the broader problems it identified. The Metropolitan Police said in the action plan that it also would reintroduce a requirement that calls for recruits to live in London, and dedicate 300,000 pounds, or about $400,000, to efforts to encourage young Black Londoners to consider a career in the police. We recommend updating your browser to its most recent version at your earliest convenience. By recruiting 40 percent of new officers from ethnic minority backgrounds by 2022, the Metropolitan Police said the goal was for 16 percent of the force to be from minority backgrounds by 2022, and 28 percent by 2030. To that end, officers will also review footage from body cameras to identify potential patterns in the use of stop-and-frisk tactics, and how de-escalation methods could be used more frequently. The Police Roll of Honour Trust lists and commemorates all British police officers killed in the line of duty. MPS police widow/ers/partners, and pensioners from other forces who at one stage in their career served alongside Met officers are also included. City of London, KY Police Department - Clerk's Office is open 9am-5pm Mon-Fri. To report criminal activity, call us, dial 9-1-1, call Laurel Co. Crime Stoppers at (606) 878-2746 Upon being sworn in, each officer starts at the rank of constable and is required to undergo a two-year probationary period. London police have made more than 150 arrests on Saturday as they tried to break up anti-lockdown and anti-vaccine protests in the British capital. Mr. Khan said in the action plan that communities would also take a more active role in holding police forces accountable. LONDON — The London Metropolitan Police will aim to hire 40 percent of new recruits from Black, Asian and other minority backgrounds by 2022, Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Friday, the centerpiece of a sweeping effort to make the city’s main police force more representative as it tries to address accusations of racism and discriminatory practices against minorities. The MPD does not include the "square mile" of the City of London, which is policed by the much smaller City of London Police. The Metropolitan Police Service, formerly and still commonly known as the Metropolitan Police and informally as the Met, Scotland Yard, or the Yard, is the territorial police force responsible for law enforcement in the Metropolitan Police District, which currently consists of the 32 London boroughs. “While the acknowledgment that historic and systemic racism has created a breakdown in trust between the police and Black Londoners is welcome, there is still much to be done,” said Ben Lindsay, the chief executive of Power the Fight, an organization that combats youth violence in Britain. Established in 1855 and originally named the London Police Force, the force began with eight sworn officers. Online services for City of London Police; report a crime, get help and advice and read the latest news and appeals.