Spit guards to remain in police custody
27 August 2018
METROPOLITAN POLICE Commissioner Cressida Dick has decided to continue the use of spit hoods only in custody and not on the streets.
“The fact that police officers are being spat at during their duties in the first place, is frankly disgusting. This decision is an important one, that the public should be made aware of.
“The Mayor should have announced this decision fully and openly. If a busking competition deserves a public statement, then decisions on sensitive policing issues should also merit the appropriate level of transparency.
“The Committee will question the Commissioner about this when she appears before us next month.”