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30 Oct 2023

The Metropolitan Police Service hosted the delegation of the Special Investigation Service at "Scotland Yard"

Deputy Commissioners of the Metropolitan Police (MET), Matthew Ward and Stuart Cundy welcomed the Georgian delegation.


The meeting covered various topics, including the specific functions of the Metropolitan Police's anti-corruption service, challenges related to investigating official misconduct committed by police officers and modern crime detection methods.


British law enforcement officers shared insights on the standards for protecting citizens' rights during arrests, guidelines for the use of handcuffs and body cameras, the role of police in managing demonstrations and mechanisms for addressing incidents of excessive force.


Koka Katsitadze, the Head of the Special Investigation Service (SIS), expressed gratitude to the Metropolitan Police representatives for sharing international best practices and conveyed the Service's readiness for future cooperation.


Giorgi Kvaratskhelia, the First Deputy Head of the SIS; Giorgi Nozadze, the Head of the General Inspectorate; Natia Pirashvili, the Head of the International Relations and Strategic Development Department; Detective Chief Superintendent Katie Lilburn from Professional Standards of MET; Jim Knight, the Head of the Public Relations and Engagement Team and Detective Chief Superintendent of Juvenile Crime Investigation, Iain Keating attended the meeting at Scotland Yard.


 The official visit of the Special Investigation Service (SIS) representatives to London was supported by the Council of Europe project 'Human Rights Compliant Policing in Georgia (HRCPG).