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Police cars to be fitted with CCTV

NEW: Met police commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe (Pictured) outlines new plans to fit police cars with CCTV cameras

THE METROPOLITAN police commissioner has said he wants CCTV cameras fitted in both police vans and cars.

Bernard Hogan-Howe outlined his plans while speaking on the London radio station LBC earlier this week and hopes the introduction will help to 'reassure' the public when interacting with police.

He said: "We think we can fit a kit which both looks outwards to the public and also looks inwards. If we misbehave it will capture it, but, equally, for the people who misbehave or make false allegations, it will capture it."

"We have got to have a conversation with our staff because they may feel threatened by that. But they and the pubic should be more reassured by the surveillance of what we do," he continued.

After being probed about reports that 20 officers were referred to the police watchdog over racism claims this week, Mr Hogan-Howe pledged to 'root out' all racist officers in his force.

He said : "Within the next four weeks, I want the investigations into those cases to be completed, so that is a major priority for the Met and then we can get to the bottom of whether it's true or are they false."

"I will root out those people who wear the uniform and lets us down or members of our staff who do," he added.

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