Leaving drinks

Surgery all morning – and in the afternoon my farewell drinks from the London Assembly. It was great to see everyone again. Brian Paddick came (representing Sir Ian Blair). He is just the best example of how police and policing should be – whether that is totally appreciated by the Met I am not sure.

Brian had just been appointed the lead person for the Met on its stop and search policy. Leaving the London Assembly has also meant leaving the MPA, so I’m no longer chairing its panel dealing with stop and search. But at least I know that there will be someone batting for truth and justice at the Met on this issue.