Policing of Extinction Rebellion Protests

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

I am writing to request the disclosure of documents related to the operational policing of the Extinction Rebellion protests of April 2019, October 2019 and September 2020 and the overall policing of Operation Cymbaline.

I would very much appreciate the disclosure of these documents within the time period for FOIs.

Similar to these documents provided for Operation Hemingway: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/1...

Yours faithfully,
Jacob B

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

As per your request you have asked for a name. Jacob Bauer

Yours faithfully,

Jacob B

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Good morning Mr Bauer,

Our new ref: 01/FOI/20/017261

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Dear Mr Bauer

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/20/017261

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 19/12/2020.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

 

“I am writing to request the disclosure of documents related to the
operational policing of the Extinction Rebellion protests of April 2019,
October 2019 and September 2020 and the overall policing of Operation
Cymbaline.”

This is to inform you that the MPS are unable to proceed with your request
as we require further information from you.  

 

Your request is very broad and in its current form is likely to exceed the
appropriate limit under the Act.  What documents do you mean?  Do you mean
planning documents, or operation orders, or debrief documents in relation
to each event, or other documents? 

 

To assist you in redefining your request I would like to draw your
attention to information in relation to the policing of the Extinction
Rebellion protests that has already been published and which may be of
interest to you:

 

[1]https://www.met.police.uk/foi-ai/af/acce...

 

 

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will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days.

 

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document, quoting the reference number for this request.

 

 

Alyson Parker

 

 

 

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Thank you for the message!

Please can you provide documents involved in the planning of the policing of the Extinction Rebellion protests and operation orders (specifically those orders made from Gold and Silver command). I also request the debrief documents for each of the protests

Yours faithfully,

Jacob Bauer

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Dear Mr Bauer

Thank you for your redefined request. I will now progress this and you will receive a response from me on or before 29/01/2021.

Yours sincerely

Alyson Parker
Information Manager
Data Governance
Data Office
Metropolitan Police Service

Email: [email address]
Core location: Marlow House, Sidcup

From: Jacob B <[FOI #711287 email]>
Sent: 30 December 2020 04:16
To: Data Office Mailbox - Triage Team <[email address]>
Subject: Re: Your Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/20/017261

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Thank you for the message!

Please can you provide documents involved in the planning of the policing of the Extinction Rebellion protests and operation orders (specifically those orders made from Gold and Silver command). I also request the debrief documents for each of the protests

Yours faithfully,

Jacob Bauer

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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Dear Mr Bauer

 

I am writing further in connection with your request for information which
was received by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 19/12/2020, and
your redefined request, which was received by the MPS on 30/12/2020 and
forwarded to me today.  I note that you require the following information:

 

"Please can you provide documents involved in the planning of the policing
of the Extinction Rebellion protests and operation orders (specifically
those orders made from Gold and Silver command). I also request the
debrief documents for each of the protests."

 

I forwarded your redefined request, above, to our Public Order Planning
department this morning, however, they have indicated that they are unable
to proceed until we receive further clarification:

 

There have been 10's of Extinction Rebellion protests over recent years
and it would not be possible to identify the information you are seeking
for every event within the appropriate cost limit.  Could you therefore
please advise if you would be happy to limit your request to one (or all),
of the three (3) major Extinction Rebellion protests that have taken
place?

 

After receiving your reply, your request will then be considered and you
will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days.

 

However, if the requested additional information has not been received by
02/02/2021 I will assume you no longer wish to proceed with this request
and will treat it as withdrawn.

 

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please
contact me using the email or postal addresses at the top of this
document, quoting the reference number for this request.

 

 

Alyson Parker

Information Manager

Data Governance

Data Office

Metropolitan Police Service

 

Email: [1][email address]

Core location: Marlow House, Sidcup

 

[2]cid:image001.png@01D609B3.6BF43210

 

 

LEGAL ANNEX

 

Section 1(3) provides:

 

(3)       Where a public authority

(a) reasonably requires further information in order to identify and
locate the information requested, and

(b) has information the applicant of that requirement, the authority is
not obligated to comply with subsection (1) unless it is supplied that
further information

 

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

I would like to request documents pertaining to the April 2019, October 2019 and August + September 2020 protests and not the other 10s of protests held by the group.

Thanks

Yours faithfully,

Jacob B

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Thank you for your email to the Metropolitan Police Service Data Office.

 

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A response will follow in due course.

 

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• Requests under the Environmental Information Regulations 2000 (EIR)

 

 

Please visit www.met.police.uk for enquiries relating to:

 

I.            Road Traffic Collisions,

II.           Sarah’s Law – Registered sex offender data

III.          Clare’s Law – Domestic violence offender data

IV.         Disclosures for family court proceedings

V.           Publication Scheme and statistics

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Dear Mr Bauer

 

Thank you for your redefined request which was received by the MPS on
5/1/2021 and forwarded to me today.

 

I have forwarded this request to SCO22 Public Order Planning who are
assisting me in locating relevant information. 

 

You will receive a response from me on or before 3/2/2021.

 

If you require any more information about this process please email me at
[1][email address].

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Alyson Parker

Information Manager

Data Governance

Data Office

Metropolitan Police Service

 

Email: [2][email address]

Core location: Marlow House, Sidcup

 

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Cyclops on behalf of Alyson Parker, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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      Official Sensitive

 

Information Rights Unit
PO Box 313
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Email: [1][the Met request email]

 

[2]www.met.police.uk

 

Your ref: 
Our ref: 01/FOI/20/017261

 

Date: 14/01/2021

 

 

 
 

 

Dear Mr Bauer

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/20/017261

 

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

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Alyson Parker

Information Manager

 

 

      Official Sensitive

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