Thursday 22 October 2009

FoI Request On G20 Protests - Now For the Met

Following on from my analysis of the Freedom of Information request made to the Home Office by Solomon Hughes concerning the G20 protests, I have followed it up with my own FoI request, this time to the Metropolitan Police. It reads as follows:

I would like to see copies of any briefings, notes, e-mails or letters prepared by Metropolitan Police Press officers that were produced between 26th March and 8th April 2009 concerning the G20 protests on 1st April.

This includes any memos, papers, emails, minutes or documents held by the Metropolitan Police Press Office relating to either the 1st April 2009 demonstrations at the Bank of England and at Bishopsgate or concerning Ian Tomlinson’s death. This includes any communications between Metropolitan Police Press Office and the Public Order Unit, the Counter Terrorism Command, members of the MPS Management Board, the Home Office and the IPCC on this subject.

This has been acknowledged and I have had a promise of a response "within the statutory timescale of 20 working days". More when I heard back from them.

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