At October's London Assembly plenary session, Caroline questioned the Mayor and the Met Police Commissioner regarding the increase in stop and search complaints. Their response was disappointing.
I do not think it is acceptable to use the rise in the use of stop and search as an excuse for a rise in complaints. We should be endeavouring to ensure complaints are going down, and I was not convinced that enough is being done on this. I will continue to monitor this carefully. It is vital that the police and our communities have trust, and any rise in complaints further jeopardises this.