Met Police have recently shown footage of their new tactic of knocking moped thieves off their motorbikes. The response has been met with universal praise from the public.
However, Diane Abbott has found herself in a Twitter feud with Camden police after attacking the technique and tweeting that “It shouldn’t be legal for anyone. Police are not above the law.”
Camden Police hit back at the Labour MPs comments saying:
Someone who’s responsible for law-making (or at least debating and ratifying new legislation) should probably realise that using tactical contact to terminate dangerous pursuits is entirely within our lawful power… And our responsibility.”
It comes as the Metropolitan police released footage of police officers bringing chases with potential bike thieves to an end with force by ramming them off the bike.
Camden Police continued to respond to people commenting on the issue and their tweet over social media.
One member social media user named Graham Copp tweeted at Camden police saying:
Using official police accounts to publicly criticize an elected representative engaged in political debate is totally inappropriate. Did B’oro Commander authorize? I can’t imagine you’d engage like that with any other elected lead than Britain’s most prominent black politician.”
The Police Force responded by saying:
It’s certainly not my job to get involved in politics, and I offer no political comment. We are however perfectly entitled to account for our decision making and defend our reputation in the face of public criticism. We are indeed not above the law.
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