Spit hoods: 'Relieved' at Met Police decision to 'put brakes on' rollout

In response to the Met Police’s decision to suspend its decision to pilot spit hoods Amnesty International UK’s arms programme director Oliver Sprague said:  

“We’re relieved that the Met Police has put the brakes on what was a very controversial decision.

“What’s urgently needed now is detailed national guidance on how these restraints can be used, the exact models which are used by all forces and assurances that this barbaric equipment will only be used when absolutely necessary.”

 

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