Lord Stevens policing review set to recommend greater openness with the media

A new report on the future of policing by former Met chief Lord Stevens is going to recommend today more openness with the media.

Journalists have complained of a chill in relations with the police since the Leveson Inquiry and report. 

Last year the Met adopted the recommendations of the Filkin report which suggested that limit contact with the media and particularly warned them against accepting drinks from journalists.

The Daily Mail reports that the Independent Commission on the Future of Policing, headed by Lord Stevens, will say that relations between police and the media must ‘encourage, not restrict, two-way openness and contact’ so journalists can hold officers and their forces to account.

The report has been commissioned by the Labour Party.

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