Prison » London Police No Longer Investigates Minor Crimes, Unless ‘Hate Crime’

January 2, 2018

London’s Metropolitan Police force will not bother to investigate crimes if officers are required to watch CCTV for more than 20 minutes or there is no footage available.

The UK’s largest force will also drop investigations into thousands of lower-level offences and ignore certain crimes such as vandalism, vehicle crime, and fuel theft if damages do not exceed £50.

The new “crime assessment policy” was uncovered after a Freedom of Information requestby The Times, and comes a time of increasing budgetary pressures and falling police numbers.

However, according to the policy, employed by the force since September, other crimes, including so-called “hate crime” and serious crimes such a homicides and sexual assaults, must always be investigated.

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This article was posted: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 7:41 am

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