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MEPO 4/176; Report of the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police

  This statement of the situation regarding whether a policeman's career promotion depends on the number of arrests he makes comes from the Report of the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police back in 1928.

Source 1 is intended to link back to Case-Study 1. For sources 2 & 3, think about the reliability and utility of these two sources. Source 4 has been chosen to show just how far back some of these stories and accusations about the police go. Sources 5 & 6 show how complicated relations between police and public are and how far society has changed.

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  Put some of the evidence you have found in these Sources into your Gallery Worksheet.
Source 6 Source 5 Source 3 Source 2 Source 1