Metropolitan Police


article 18 December 2014 UK
'Third world' bail system slammed by former Murdoch lawyer

Police will lose the power to bail people indefinitely under plans announced by the home secretary, lawyer Tom Crone says the system is "grotesque".

post 18 November 2014
Read more on Simon Israel's blog 800,000 crimes 'unrecorded every year'

An inquiry finds nearly one in five crimes in England and Wales goes unrecorded every year - and nearly 200 rape offences were dropped between November 2012 and October 2013.

article 06 November 2014 UK
Exclusive: police arrest targets do exist, despite denials

Despite repeated denials from the Metropolitan police, a Channel 4 News investigation finds officers have been set individual monthly arrest targets. Critics warn it could create perverse incentives.

article 17 October 2014 UK
Alleged terror plot in London: four men charged

Four men who allegedly planned a terror attack in London carried out "hostile reconnaissance" of a police station and army barracks, Scotland Yard says.

article 14 October 2014 UK
Simon Israel by Controls on undercover policing 'ineffective'

A group of senior police officers in charge of keeping undercover policing in check lacks "teeth" and should be overhauled immediately, a damning report by inspectors has said.

video 05 October 2014 UK

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Questions mount over Alice Gross murder inquiry

A body, thought to be Arnis Zalkalns, prime suspect in the Alice Gross murder inquiry, is moved from a London park. But why did police take so long to find it in an area they had already searched?

article 18 September 2014 UK
Simon Israel by Met pays damages over assault amid racism claims

Exclusive: the victim of an unlawful arrest who was beaten with batons and sprayed with CS gas by police while driving to buy nappies, tells Channel 4 News he was a victim of racial stereotyping.

post 08 September 2014
Read more on Simon Israel's blog Pc Carol Howard: 'I was treated like an outcast by the Met'

Pc Carol Howard has cowed the largest police force in the UK into rewriting its entire fairness to work procedures.

article 02 September 2014 UK
PC Carol Howard
Simon Israel by Met discrimination payout for Games 'poster girl'

The Metropolitan police issues a public apology for the first time, to a black female police officer who has been awarded nearly 40,000 in compensation for race and sexual discrimination.