Met to consider Knife Amnesty proposals backed by Joanne McCartney AM

Proposals for a knife amnesty, which I back, will be considered by the Mayor of London and the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, it has been confirmed. I have backed calls for a London wide amnesty following a serious rise in stabbings in the capital and an increase in the number of teenagers stabbed to death. As a … Continue reading Met to consider Knife Amnesty proposals backed by Joanne McCartney AM

Met bows to pressure and abandons plans to axe all of Enfield & Haringey’s PCSOs

Under questioning by the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee the Met Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, confirmed that plans to scrap all of the capital’s Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), had been dropped and that the 649 PCSOs posts attached to neighbourhood teams would be “guaranteed" with no PCSOs facing redundancy. The confirmation from … Continue reading Met bows to pressure and abandons plans to axe all of Enfield & Haringey’s PCSOs

Joanne questions the Mayor on sex and race discrimination in the Met

Watch me question the Mayor on policing issues in London at July’s Mayor’s Question Time. Here I question the Mayor on the recent findings on discrimination by sex and race in the Metropolitan Police Service, and call for a public inquiry into the force’s handling of discrimination cases. http://youtu.be/iYGT6VjM-dc

February 2014 Mayor’s Question Time answers

Below are the answers to written questions submitted to the Mayor by Joanne in February 2014. PCSOs Question No: 2014/1045 Joanne McCartney What plans do you have to rebuild the numbers of PCSOs in London? Written response from the Mayor PCSOs will continue to play a vital role in keeping London safe, but my budget … Continue reading February 2014 Mayor’s Question Time answers

Latest figures: 22 Police Officers cut in Enfield and 123 cut in Haringey

Latest figures released by the Mayor of London show that 22 police officers have been cut in Enfield, a drop of 4% and 123 in Haringey, a drop of 17% since May 2010. The latest figures show that despite the Mayor’s pledge to increase police numbers, the opposite is happening on his watch.  The cut … Continue reading Latest figures: 22 Police Officers cut in Enfield and 123 cut in Haringey