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Met police's use of force jumps 79% in one year

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The Metropolitan police’s use of force has risen sharply in the last year, with black people far more likely to be subjected to such tactics than anyone else, the Guardian can reveal.

https://amp.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/oct/08/met-polices-use-of-force-jumps-79-in-one-year

 

More violence. More use of force?

Also, as the article mentions, single crewing due to lack of numbers may be part of this? 

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The MPS use of force probably has increased but not by the amount described in the article but their recorded  use of force has increased.  What the 'journalist' ignored was the comment by the MPS about changes to the recording of use of force meaning that everything from compliant front stack hand cuffing to shooting someone now has to be recorded along with the ethnic background of the suspect and the reason for its use.  That change has come in during the last 18 months so it not surprising that the recorded use of force has jumped so much but that it can't be compared to previous years as they are not comparing oranges with oranges.  The useless so called journalist obviously ignored that fact in the search for a good police bashing story.

And remember folks the increased recording of use  of force was brought to you by the party which pledged to reduce police bureaucracy. 

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Yeah, I’d forgotten about the changes to use of force recording, good point! 

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