Police and Crime Committee examine gang violence

Wednesday, 25 January, 2012

The London Assembly Police and Crime Committee will meet for the first time tomorrow as part of new arrangements for the oversight of policing in London. [1">

The Committee will begin its work on crime reduction by examining programmes to tackle gang violence in London.

The Committee will look at the scale of the problem of gangs in London, how the Metropolitan Police are trying to reduce gang violence including Operation Connect, and the Government's gangs strategy.

From 9:30am: Committee business
The Committee will elect a Chair and Deputy Chair, note its terms of reference and consider procedures for complaints and registration of interests.

From 10am (approx): Gang Violence
Members will question the following guests about measures to tackle gang-related violence:
• Commander Steve Rodhouse, Metropolitan Police Service, lead officer for Operation Connect
• Representative of the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime
• Karen McCluskey, Co-Director Violence Reduction Unit
• Cllr Chris Robbins, Leader London Borough of Waltham Forest
• Rob Owen, Chief Executive, St Giles Trust, a charity working with ex-offenders
• Kathryn Uche, Chief Executive CAYSH, a housing charity working with young people

The Police and Crime Committee meeting will take place on Thursday, 26 January from 9:30am in the Chamber at City Hall (The Queen's Walk, London SE1). Media and members of the public are invited to attend.

The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.

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