HC Deb 13 March 1973 vol 852 cc332-3W
Mr. Mikardo

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he took with respect to each of the five officers who were involved in the case of Collier v. Metropolitan Police, the hearing of which commenced on 30th January 1973; which of these officers are still members of the Metropolitan Police; and which, if any, have been demoted or promoted.

Mr. Carlisle

This was a matter for the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, who tells me that complaints against the police made by Mr. Collier in 1969 were duly investigated under Section 49 of the Police Act 1964. The Director of Public Prosecutions advised that the evidence was not such as to warrant criminal proceedings against any police officer. The Commissioner is responsible for all disciplinary matters in his force and after considering the evidence he decided that no disciplinary action was justified. One officer resigned in 1971; the others are continuing to serve in the same ranks.