UK: The Met police are using a horrific new weapon, and they don’t want you to know about it


"The Metropolitan police are getting a new weapon to use against suspects – but they’re so worried about how it’ll look to members of the public that they’ll only be able to use it behind closed doors, in custody suites.

The controversial ‘spit hood’ – a mesh hood used as a restraint device – has been authorised for use by the Met police, the largest police force in the UK. Under a pilot scheme, the hood will be available for police to use in custody units across the London force."


See the story: The Met police are using a horrific new weapon, and they don’t want you to know about it (The Canary, link)

 

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