Law and Sexuality

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Met Police Sex Trafficking Investigations Criticised: Silence On Violence

The Guardian carried a very interesting story earlier this week which you might have missed. According to the paper, an elite Metropolitan police squad has come under fire in a highly critical report commissioned by the London mayor, Boris Johnson, for its investigations into sex trafficking in the runup to the Olympics.

The report accuses officers of a “heavy handed” approach to brothel raids and of failing to find victims of trafficking. The report, Silence On Violence, from London assembly member Andrew Boff, is being considered by Johnson. It criticises the police performance and estimates that they have a success rate of less than 1% in finding trafficking victims during brothel raids.

You can read the full Guardian story here.

The full report can be read here.

An executive summary can be read here.

Andrew Boff, author of the report, talks about it in the clip below:


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This entry was posted on March 23, 2012 by in Law, london, police, policy, Politics, prostitution, sex work.

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