The Metropolitan Police condemned the criticism of the power of the deputy commissioner of remaining in his car while Khalid Masud stabbed an unarmed police officer to death during Westminster Bridge attack.
Sir Craig Mackey, the then acting Met commissioner was expelled from the palace of Westminster during the incident, which occurred on 22 March of last year.
Duty calls to resign for him to be stripped of the rank of Knight of the former officers of the company forums, having said that in the investigation of Massoud death which stayed in his car because he was “any protective equipment and no radio”.
From the first page on Thursday Read, “Police hero who put the boss to shame”, compared to the Mackey action negatively with those armed protection officer who shot Masood dead, while an article on the position of the sun and under the “sign of the mountain.”
After completion of the investigation, the Commissioner, Cressida Dick said the criticism was “confused, Sarah, personal, and ignorant”.
“The attack on the Palace Square happened to stop in seconds. Sir Craig has any chance to stop the killer or save the computer [Keith] Palmer. Anyone who suggests otherwise is just wrong”.
“The actions he was able to and did take on the protection of the unarmed police staff colleagues who were with him in the car. Went on to lead the response on the attack with distinction.”
Neil Basu, the Met’s Assistant Commissioner and Britain’s most senior counter-terrorism officer, echoed her comments by describing the criticism of Mackay as “odious”. He also warned of giving people like Massoud “the comfort that they have somehow divided us as a result of their actions.”
In summarizing to the jury , the president of the east of England and Wales, Mark Lucraft QC, described Mackey’s actions as “reasonable, sound and designed to protect the others in the car”.
Lucraft said Mackey did not flee the scene. “You may think that it is important that the most senior police officers in the country in New Scotland Yard, where you can take command and control of what, at that time, it can be part of a much larger attack,” he said.
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