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GMHC letter the MPS about how the Met has changed

MET POLICE AND GMHCFollowing the conclusion of the East London Inquests into the deaths of Anthony Walgate, Gabriel Kovari, Daniel Whitworth and Jack Taylor the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)  issued a statement including bullet points about “How we have changed” (10/12/21).

The Gay Men's Health Collective (of which this website is part) wrote to the Met with remarks and concerns about this, also saying: 

"Reading the MPS statement carefully, there have been vigorous discussions as to what some of the bullet points actually mean particularly in layperson’s terms. The statement talks about rebuilding trust in the MPS which is why we hope this letter and its response (in plain English please) will begin this process. The bullet points have been commented upon in turn and it would be appreciated if the MPS would respond likewise. Apologies in advance if the comments are not as polished as one might expect, some are a little more ‘rough and ready'. However, none of us has written to their police service in terms like this before and plain-speaking often better describes and clarifies the issues at hand. However, the goal of this letter remains: to better understand how, and how far, the MPS is changing in terms which are understandable and relatable."

You can read below the Met's response to GMHC about the remarks and concerns it raised.

MPS response to remarks and concerns raised by GMHC
Inquests into the deaths of Anthony Walgate, Gabriel Kovari, Daniel Whitworth and Jack Taylor

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