Croydon arrests by ethnicity

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Hi,
Could you please provide me with the following information:
Broken down by ethnicity, how many arrests of BAME individuals and white individuals did caucasian officers make in Croydon in the last five years? Please provide the same figures for BAME officers. Please break down both by year, over a five year period.
If you require any clarification or there are any issues with the processing of this request, please let me know as soon as possible. Otherwise, I expect a response within the statutory deadline of 20 working days from the receipt of this request.
Thank you,
Robin Brinkworth
[email address]
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Hi,

The legal deadline for our FOI request has passed some time ago, and we have not received a response.

By law, under all circumstances, you should have responded by now.

If we haven’t received a response by Monday 6th January, I will be requesting an internal review.

I appreciate how busy you are, so your help is very much appreciated.

Thank you,

Grace Holliday

Cyclops on behalf of Gary Quan, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Dear Mr Brinkworth

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/19/011936

 

Please see the attached in respect of your Freedom of Information request
referenced above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Gary Quan

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Hello,

Regarding: Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/19/011936

You wrote:
We could provide a count of Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) arrestees who have passed through Croydon Custody suite(s) over the specified 5 year period, however please note that some arrestees may have gone on to other custody suites.
Further to this, please note that the borough on which a custody suite is situated may be different from a) the borough on which the original offence took place, b) the borough on which the arrest took place, and c) the borough to which the arresting officer is assigned.

Yes, please send this data. But can you please provide the ethnic breakdown for all, rather than us just focusing on BAME. Raw number and percentage.

Thank you,
Grace Holliday/Robin Brinkworth
The Student View

Cyclops on behalf of Gary Quan, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Information Rights Unit
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  London
SW6 1SF
  United Kingdom

  Our Ref: 01/FOI/20/012935

  Date: 08/01/2020

   

 

 

 

Dear Mr Brinkworth

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/20/012935

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 07/01/2020.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

 

New request:

You [MPS] wrote:
We could provide a count of Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME)
arrestees who have passed through Croydon Custody suite(s) over the
specified 5 year period, however please note that some arrestees may have
gone on to other custody suites.
Further to this, please note that the borough on which a custody suite is
situated may be different from a) the borough on which the original
offence took place, b) the borough on which the arrest took place, and c)
the borough to which the arresting officer is assigned.

Yes, please send this data. But can you please provide the ethnic
breakdown for all, rather than us just focusing on BAME. Raw number and
percentage.

In response to the opriginal Request (01/ROA/19/011936):

Could you please provide me with the following information: 
Broken down by ethnicity, how many arrests of BAME individuals and white
individuals did caucasian officers make in Croydon in the last five years?
Please provide the same figures for BAME officers. Please break down both
by year, over a five year period. 

If you require any clarification or there are any issues with the
processing of this request, please let me know as soon as possible.
Otherwise, I expect a response within the statutory deadline of 20 working
days from the receipt of this request.

 

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act).  You will receive a response within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act.  

 

If you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please contact
us at [the Met request email] or on the phone at 0207 161 3500, quoting the
reference number above. Should your enquiry relate to the logging or
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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Gary Quan

 

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decision is incorrect?

 

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review their decision.

 

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Complaint

 

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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

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London

SW6 1SF

[the Met request email]

 

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

 

The Information Commissioner

 

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the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
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Water Lane

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Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone: 0303 123 1113

Cyclops on behalf of Damion Baird, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Official Sensitive

     

 

 

 

Dear Mr Brinkworth,

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/20/012935

 

Please see the attached in respect of your Freedom of Information request
referenced above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Damion Baird

 

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 57192

London

SW6 1SF

[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