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Met to deploy live facial recognition technology in targeted locations

Force to use three mobile systems in 'advertised' operations to target warranted violent offenders. • The Metropolitan Police is to deploy Live Facial Recognition (LFR) in specific locations within a month following successful trials of the technology. LFR will be used to look for serio

Interview: London Mayor candidate Rory Stewart

Independent mayoral candidate and former Cabinet minister Rory Stewart tells Police Oracle he would like to see a return to the old 32 borough policing system in the Met. • Rory Stewart, who is running as an independent for Mayor of London,  has promised to quit the role after two years if

No pension for ex-officer's second wife, court rules

A judge has ruled that a retired officer's second wife cannot receive his pension after a High Court bid from the elderly couple. • A former Essex officer has lost a High Court bid to have his second wife receive his pension. Under the rules of his pension scheme, benefits can only go to the

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