Meet another Commissioner

11 Jun

Today on twitter, Surrey Commissioner, Kevin Hurley engaged in a debate with politicians and ex-police officers regarding his support for the purchase of Water Cannon by the Metropolitan police, I storified the conversation as there were many threads and elements to it:

 

For further information on analysing the police response to the 2011 London Riots you can read the Met’s Strategic Review – 4 Days in August here.

The London Assembly scrutinises the Mayor and his decisions regarding the police. So here is a clip of a speech from the post riot meeting:

And here is Jenny Jones, member of the Assembly, scrutinising Boris Johnson on water cannons more recently:

There were references in the discussion to PC Blakelock – if you are interested in policing in riots, I highly recommend the documentary on this “Who Killed PC Blakelock?” by the BBC2 (2004). A brilliant piece of journalism and very balanced.

 

 

[View the story “Cop or Scrutineer? ” on Storify]

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