LETTER: Police use of video recordings

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The Independent Online
From Ms Sarah Cullum

Sir: I wish to clarify the misleading introduction in your report "Police chief urges wider use of video" (7 February).

Sir Paul Condon, the commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, did not say that "Video cameras should be fitted at all police stations to help reduce deaths in custody, beatings ..."

What he said was that the Metropolitan Police Service had nothing to hide and video recordings inside police stations would enhance confidence, as well as protecting officers from false allegations.

Yours sincerely,

Sarah Cullum

Director of Public Affairs

Metropolitan Police Service

London, SW1

7 February