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Channel 4 – Police badge-covering condemned
The chief inspector of police describes some of the behaviour of police officers at the G20 protests as “unacceptable”.
Taking questions from MPs on the home affairs select committee, Mr O’Connor also said it was “totally unacceptable” for police officers to conceal their number IDs, as several of them appeared to be doing during the protests.
But London Mayor Boris Johnson has been defending the overall police handling of the protests.
I think it’s entirely fair to expect an inquiry into the police not wearing badge numbers, the frequency with which this happened on the day and in general, and the possible causes behind it. Ditto for the known use of unnecessary force and the not-unrelated use of ‘kettling’ as a tactic.
Also, most of the negative PR concerning the police has resulted from their own efforts to skew the debate!