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The Use of RUIs (Released Under Investigation) by the Met (1)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 20th March 2020.

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Photo of Caroline Pidgeon Caroline Pidgeon Liberal Democrat

Please provide figures on how many RUI cases there were in the Met in the last two years, with a breakdown by area of crime?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The data was extracted from RUI data that is compiled from the National Strategy for Police Information Systems (NSPIS) from April 2017.

Please note that the number of cases does not equate to the number of individuals as an individual may have been arrested twice within the two-year period. In addition, an individual may have been arrested for more than one of the offences listed.

The offences do not indicate the outcome either. For example, some offences may have resulted in “no further action” or have been successfully charged during this period.

The RUI changes were a mistake and have had a terrible impact. I have spoken to the current and previous Home Secretary about this and my Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime and I will continue to lobby the government to change this. We will also continue to scrutinise the Met’s use of RUI.