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Lone women will now be able to request identity confirmation from plain-clothed officers

Plain-clothes officers to video call a uniformed colleague to confirm identity when stopping lone women in London. Met Police Commissioner…

By Trench Times , in United Kingdom , at October 20, 2021 Tags: , , ,

Lone women will now be able to request identity confirmation from plain-clothed officers

Plain-clothes officers to video call a uniformed colleague to confirm identity when stopping lone women in London. Met Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick says the new system’s being introduced following the murder of Sarah Everard.

Dame Cressida Dick confirmed that the change would be introduced following the abduction and murder of Sarah Everard by a serving police officer.

Plain-clothes officers in London will video call uniformed colleague to confirm their identity when stopping a lone woman.

What people are saying?


Paul
This is 2-tier policing. Men and boys are by far the main victims of crime, including violent crime. Spreading policing resource like this will needlessly put men and boys at further risk at resources will be going elsewhere. All police should have body-worn cameras and be vetted.


Darrow
But this isn’t about protecting victims of crime in general, it’s about protecting victims of non-uniformed police officers, like Sarah Everard. How will a FaceTime call to a uniformed officer stretch policing resources? How often are lone women stopped by non-uniformed officers?

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