Police without ID escape with ’slap on the wrist’

Chris Greenwood
Press Association
Thursday, Sept 17th, 2009

Scotland Yard chiefs were told today it is extraordinary officers caught policing protests without identification badges escape with a “slap on the wrist”.

Members of the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) said senior officers are not taking the issue of ensuring frontline colleagues can be recognised seriously enough.

They claimed a rogue officer could repeatedly get away with acts of violence if bosses do not clamp down on those who fail to follow the rules.

The issue of police number badges was thrown into the spotlight when a handful of officers caught up in violent clashes during G20 protests were photographed without them.

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