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英国警察加强警力应对骚乱

(2011-08-10 20:00:16)
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英国警察加强警力应对骚乱

英国伦敦地区的街头警察数量增加了三倍,尝试控制连续第四晚的暴力活动,并且回避对于警方没能阻止抢劫和暴乱扩散的批评。

同一时刻,更多关于在北伦敦被警方杀害的马克杜干事件的详细细节浮出水面,杜干的死是这场骚乱的导火索。一个独立委员会称,没有证据证明杜干在被警方射击胸部致死之前,有向警方开过枪。

又被称为伦敦警察局的伦敦大都会警察局称,继他们在周一派遣了6000名警察后,他们周二晚上将这一数字涨到了16000名警官,这是伦敦警察在单一事件中最大的一次调遣行动。伦敦警察从其他地区的警察局调遣警察和设备,并且暂停了除最严重调查之外的其他所有调查活动。

在这次英国近些年来最严重的社会暴动之中,伦敦警察已经逮捕了超过560人并且以抢劫和其他罪行起诉其中的105人。超过100名警察在这次事件中受伤,包括骨折和严重脑部伤害,这些伤者之前受到了砖块和瓶子的攻击,并且在某些情况下,被汽车撞伤。

伦敦警察局有大概500名侦探正在调查那些没在骚乱现场被逮捕,但是被怀疑有抢劫和其他罪行的人。侦探们在查看监视交通系统和其他公共场所的闭路电视录像带。

这次骚乱发生在一个关键时刻,英国警察面临财政削减,日复紧张的恐怖活动威胁,并且为明年的奥林匹克运动会做准备。这次骚乱也发生在伦敦警察局局长和另一名高级官员,上月因为新闻集团的电话窃听丑闻而辞职之后的领导层过渡时期。(《华盛顿日报》隶属于新闻集团)

火上浇油的是,英国警方独立监察委员会,一个监管机构,在调查杜干星期四的死。这次事件发生的时候,警方在Tottenham地区拦下了杜干所乘坐的出租车,试图逮捕他,逮捕的理由还不清楚。调查非法枪支罪行部门的一名警察向杜干的二头肌和胸部开了两枪。他在当场被宣布死亡。

警察在车内找到了一支非法的手枪,从而一开始引起了关于杜干是否向其中一名警察开枪的疑问。另外引起疑问的是一名警察的便携式通话机被子弹射中过。但是委员会称,接下来的调查显示那枚子弹是来自于另外一名警察的枪。

翻译自《华盛顿日报》2011年8月10日文章

 

Beleaguered U.K. Police Step Up Response

 

Police in the U.K. capital nearly tripled the number of officers on the streets to try to contain a fourth night of violence, and fended off criticism about their failure to stop the spread of looting and rioting.


Meanwhile, more details emerged about the killing of Mark Duggan by police in North London -- the initial spark that set off the unrest. An independent commission said there was no evidence Mr. Duggan fired at police before being shot fatally by an officer in the chest.



London's Metropolitan Police, known as Scotland Yard, said it was deploying 16,000 officers Tuesday night, up from 6,000 on Monday, marking the largest deployment the force has ever made for an event. Scotland Yard brought in officers and equipment from police departments outside the capital and has put on hold other probes apart from the most serious ones.



Amid Britain's worst outbreak of social unrest in years, London police have arrested more than 560 people and charged 105 of those with burglary or other offenses. More than 100 officers have sustained injuries, including fractured bones and serious head injuries, after being attacked with bricks, bottles and in some cases, hit by motor vehicles.



Scotland Yard also has about 500 detectives investigating those suspected of looting and other crimes who weren't arrested at the scene of the violence. They are screening close-circuit television footage that monitor transportation systems and other public spaces.

The unrest comes at a critical time for British police, who are dealing with heightened terror alerts and plans for next year's Olympic Games while also facing budget cuts. It also comes as Scotland Yard is under transitional leadership following the resignation last month of its top cop and another senior official over the force's handling of the News Corp. phone-hacking scandal. (News Corp. owns The Wall Street Journal.)

 


Adding to its woes, the Independent Police Complaints Commission, an oversight group, is probing Mr. Duggan's Thursday death. The incident occurred after officers stopped a silver minivan taxi carrying Mr. Duggan in the Tottenham neighborhood intending to arrest him, for reasons not yet clear. An officer from the unit, which investigates illegal gun crime, fired two shots that landed in Mr. Duggan's bicep and chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

 


Police recovered an illegal handgun from the car, initially raising questions about whether Mr. Duggan had fired on one of the officers. Also raising questions was the fact that a police officer's hand-held radio was struck by a bullet. But that later turned out to be from a bullet from another police officer's gun, the commission said.

 



Cassell Bryan-Low/Paul Sonne

 

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