IOPC Investigate Met Police For Failing to Stop/investigate 2020 Downing Street party

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IOPC Investigate Met Police For Failing to Stop/investigate 2020 Downing Street party

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Shay Clipson started this petition to Independent Office for Police Conduct

While U.K. Citizens were locked down & while London was in “tier 3” a Christmas party took place at 10 Downing Street on the night of 18th December through to early hours of the morning on 19th December 2020, several accounts have confirmed, including former chief of staff, Dominic Cummings. 

In contrast, on the 17th December 2020 the Metropolitan Police posted on their Twitter account that they had “shut down” a wedding where 40 guests were gathered. In the same tweet they pointed out the risk to public health of such gatherings using these words: “holding large gatherings could mean the difference between life & death to someone else”. Why is it one rule for those in Downing Street and another for everyone else? 

In March 2021 the Metropolitan Police used Covid-19 restrictions to break up public gatherings, including using force against women to break up a peaceful vigil following the murder of Sarah Everard on that occasion the risk to public health was cited when they stated: “we were placed into this position because of the overriding need to protect peoples safety” 

It seems safety is only of concern to the Metropolitan Police when ordinary citizens gather but not when our Government puts public safety at risk.

The police are supposed to record every person entering 10 Downing Street. Did they on the night of the 18th? If not, why not?

Since, Cressida Dick, amongst others have refused to investigate the evidence that parties took place at Downing Street, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) must investigate why they have made this choice.

Please investigate why party goers at number 10 Downing Street were exempt from rules imposed on the general public & why Metropolitan Police considered the large gathering at 10 Downing Street to pose less of a risk to public health than other gatherings. 

Covid: Met reviews Labour MPs' complaint over No 10 party claims https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-59532066                                           

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