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Put an end to suspicionless stop and search

After questioning from Caroline Pidgeon about the use of police force against Black Londoners, the Mayor has released figures showing that in January and February of this year Black Londoners accounted for 33% of incidents where force was used, compared to 32% in the same period of 2019.

Caroline said:

"This is a worrying and unacceptable trend, especially given Black Londoners make up 12% of the population.

Working for Londoners through the COVID crisis

The last three months have been like no other period any of us can remember.

Caroline has continued to work hard as a London Assembly Member during this time. Here is an overview of some of the issues she has been raising since March.

Questions on using police to patrol waste and recycling centres

Caroline has written to the Met Police Commissioner on the subject of potential police resources being used as part of the re-opening of household waste and recycling centres in some boroughs across London.

Caroline wrote:

One option that has been suggested and is being considered is that police officers could be deployed to patrol household waste and recycling centres to support staff in ensuring residents act and queue appropriately and maintain a safe distance.

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