Police watchdog takes Met to court in standoff over schedule 7 complaints

The Guardian:

The police watchdog has said it will take the Metropolitan police to court over the force’s attempt to keep secret its investigations into claims it is abusing its counter-terrorism powers.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission said it filed papers with the high court on Wednesday over the Met’s refusal to disclose the conclusions of investigations into its use of powers to stop people at ports and airports.

The IPCC believes the police are required by law to give it the information, and says the Met is the only force in England that has refused to do so.

Boris Johnson sets the Met’s priorities.  Does he approve of the Met ignoring the IPCC?

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