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I will not let police be subjected to trial by social media, says Patel

Police officers should not face “trial by social media”, the Home Secretary has said as she backed calls to publish more body-worn video footage of incidents. In a speech to the annual Police Federation of England and Wales conference, Priti Patel said “transparency is vital” and supported plans to try to counter “highly selective, and misleading, video clips uploaded on to social media”.

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