Police violated “fundamental rights” in their handling of Sarah Everard’s vigil in London and Kill the Bill protests in Bristol, a parliamentary inquiry has revealed.
Metropolitan Police and Avon and Somerset The force committed “multiple lapses” in its response to the two events, according to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Democracy and the Constitution (APPGDC).
Their report claims that both forces misapplied coronavirus lockdown laws and “failed to understand their legal obligations to protest.”
He also suggested that officers taking action against protesters – instead of engaging with them before the event – “may have increased the risk of COVID-19[female[feminine transmission “to the Sarah everard Vigil in Clapham, southwest London.
Officers Bristol “Did not distinguish between those who protested peacefully and those engage in acts of violence“, which resulted in the use of” excessive force “, he added.
Police in the Met, Avon and Somerset have come under heavy criticism following the two events in March – with footage of officers clashing with protesters sparking huge controversy.
The Clapham vigil was held in memory of Ms Everard, who was found dead after her disappearance as she walked home on foot nearby.
Wayne Couzens, who was a serving Metropolitan Police officer at the time, pleaded guilty to his kidnapping and rape, and accepted responsibility for his death.
Patsy Stevenson, who was pictured being thrown to the ground during the London vigil, has threatened legal action against the Met unless he withdraws the COVID well, they gave it to him.
Kill Bill marches were organized to protest the powers of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (PCSC), which would impose controversial “conditions” on the protests.
The chairman of the APPGDC inquiry, Labor MP Geraint Davies, said that …
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