UK police chief supports review into police over vigil behaviour

London’s metropolitan police chief has refused calls to resign over the actions of police at a vigil for murdered UK woman Sarah Everard. Video footage showed officers forcibly removing women from the crowd in handcuffs at Clapham Common – after organisers were forced to cancel the weekend event due to COVID-19 concerns. Thousands of people still attended the vigil despite the warning. Commenting on the event, Police Chief Cressida Dick said she supported a review into polices’ actions. “I understand why so many people wanted to come and pay their respects and make a statement about this. Indeed, if it had been lawful, I’d have been there,” she said. “We didn’t want it to end like that, let’s have a review.”

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