BLM Protests

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

I would be grateful if you could please provide me with the following information, under the Freedom of Information Act 2020.

In your area...

1. How many arrests were made at BLM protests for all alleged crimes between 1st January 2020 and 1st November 2020?

2. Of these arrests, how many were made under the Coronavirus Act 2020 legislation?

3. Of those arrested, how many were first-time offenders?

4. How many charges have been brought against those arrested at BLM protests for all alleged crimes between 1st January 2020 and 1st November 2020?

5. Of these charges, how many were made under the Coronavirus Act 2020?

6. Of those charged, how many were first-time offenders?

7. How many police officers were injured as a result of BLM protests?

8. How many protesters were injured as a result of BLM protests?

For all of the above questions, please break these figures down by age, race, gender, alleged crime and month.

Yours faithfully,

Elena Martyn

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Dear Ms Martyn

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/20/016761

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 08/11/2020. I note you seek
access to the following information:

 

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

I would be grateful if you could please provide me with the following
information, under the Freedom of Information Act 2020. 

In your area... 

1. How many arrests were made at BLM protests for all alleged crimes
between 1st January 2020 and 1st November 2020?   

2. Of these arrests, how many were made under the Coronavirus Act 2020
legislation?  

3. Of those arrested, how many were first-time offenders?   

4. How many charges have been brought against those arrested at BLM
protests for all alleged crimes between 1st January 2020 and 1st November
2020?  

5. Of these charges, how many were made under the Coronavirus Act 2020?  

6. Of those charged, how many were first-time offenders?  

7. How many police officers were injured as a result of BLM protests? 

8. How many protesters were injured as a result of BLM protests? 

For all of the above questions, please break these figures down by age,
race, gender, alleged crime and month.

 

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Dear Elena Martyn

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/20/016761

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 08/11/2020.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

 

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

I would be grateful if you could please provide me with the following
information, under the Freedom of Information Act 2020.

In your area...

1. How many arrests were made at BLM protests for all alleged crimes
between 1st January 2020 and 1st November 2020?  

2. Of these arrests, how many were made under the Coronavirus Act 2020
legislation? 

3. Of those arrested, how many were first-time offenders?  

4. How many charges have been brought against those arrested at BLM
protests for all alleged crimes between 1st January 2020 and 1st November
2020? 

5. Of these charges, how many were made under the Coronavirus Act 2020? 

6. Of those charged, how many were first-time offenders? 

7. How many police officers were injured as a result of BLM protests?

8. How many protesters were injured as a result of BLM protests?

For all of the above questions, please break these figures down by age,
race, gender, alleged crime and month.

 

I am sorry to inform you that we have not been able to complete our
response to your request by the date originally stated.

 

Your request is still in progress. I will endeavour to get a response to
you as soon as possible.

 

May I apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

 

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please
contact me via email, quoting the reference number for this request.

 

 

Bibi Karim

 

 

 

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reached.

 

 

 

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

 

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

 

You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

 

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome to discuss the
response with the case officer who dealt with your request. 

 

Complaint

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the MPS made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information you can lodge a complaint with the MPS to have the
decision reviewed.

 

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

 

FOI Complaint

Information Rights Unit

PO Box 313

Sidcup

DA15 0HH

[1][the Met request email]

 

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.

 

The Information Commissioner

 

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

 

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at www.ico.org.uk.  Alternatively, write to or
phone:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone: 0303 123 1113

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bibi Karim

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Dear Elena Martyn,

 

Please find attached MPS response to your FOIA request ref:
01/FOI/20/016761 - BLM Protests.

 

 

Bibi Karim

Information Manager

Data Governance

Data Office

Metropolitan Police Service

 

Email: [1][email address]

Core location: New Peel House, Hendon.

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Dear Elena Martyn,

 

I have now sent you an updated version of my response. There was a slight
correction on the systems we would need to search.

 

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 

Regards

Bibi

 

From: Karim Bibi - HQ Strategy & Governance
Sent: 08 December 2020 16:24
To: [FOI #704568 email]
Subject: 01/FOI/20/016761 - BLM Protests

 

Dear Elena Martyn,

 

Please find attached MPS response to your FOIA request ref:
01/FOI/20/016761 - BLM Protests.

 

 

Bibi Karim

Information Manager

Data Governance

Data Office

Metropolitan Police Service

 

Email: [1][email address]

Core location: New Peel House, Hendon.

[2]cid:image003.png@01D609AB.18066C20

 

 

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