Venue: Church House, 90 Deansgate, Manchester
Contact: Lee Teasdale and Steve Annette
Minutes of the Meeting of 10th September 2019
David Walker, Bishop of Manchester (Chair)
David Arnold MBE
Beverly Hughes Deputy Mayor (Policing and Crime)
Peter Langmead-Jones Greater Manchester Police (GMP)
Arif Nawaz Greater Manchester Police (GMP)
Damien O’Connell Greater Manchester Police (GMP)
Steve Annette GM Combined Authority (GMCA)
Dave Byrne GM Combined Authority (GMCA)
Smyth Harper GM Combined Authority (GMCA)
Lee Teasdale GM Combined Authority (GMCA)
EC/19/22 INTRODUCTIONS AND APOLOGIES
The Chair welcomed members of the Independent Police Ethics Committee (ETHICS COMMITTEE) to the meeting.
Apologies for absence were received from Sean McHale, Shaid Mushtaq, Roy Walters and Ian Pilling (GMP).
EC/19/23 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
There were none.
EC/19/24 MINUTES FROM THE PREVIOUS MEETING HELD ON 3 JUNE AND MATTERS ARISING
The minutes of the meeting held on 3 June 2019 were submitted for approval. It was agreed the minutes were an accurate reflection of the meeting.
It was noted that there had been an accidental note on the agenda stating that the meeting would be livestreamed. The importance of the meeting staying outside of the public domain to allow for open and frank discussion was highlighted.
Clocks in Custody – It was advised that a national guidance refresh was taking place. It had also been brought to attention that Hampshire was considered screens with a range of messaging engagement opportunities – however there would be funding issues should there be a move towards looking to implement this in GM.
It was agreed that a further report on Clocks in Custody would be sought in six months’ time, to view the actions taken in light of the refreshed national guidance.
EC/19/25 USE OF FORCE - GMP
GMP presented a paper to the Committee outlining the wider context, and the data used, to allow for an increased understanding and awareness of the varying aspects associated with the use of force by Greater Manchester Police. The report was structured by the four areas the Committee sought further information on:
The report sought to provide context to, and highlight, the multifaceted range of issues that could cause and/or contribute to the raw data. The report also sought to provide and emphasise the complex cultural and social economic factors that directly and indirectly impacted upon the statistics.
Key messages included a rise in incident demand of 1% between 2017/18 and 2018/19; force remained used in less than one percent of all incidents GMP attended; Taser drawn usage had risen by 64%, during the same period there ... view the full minutes text for item 1.