UK police chief in 'vigilante justice' claims

Groups in the Midlands deny claims they deal out "community justice" instead of contacting police.

    A police official in the United Kingdom has claimed that minority communities are taking the law into their own hands.

    Chief inspector of the constabulary, Tom Winsor, who is responsible for over-seeing the UK's police force, says there are some 'no-go' areas in the Midlands where officers are never called to investigate crimes.

    The claim is disputed by local police and residents alike, who say community groups work closely with the force. 

    Al Jazeera's Kim Vinnell reports from Birmingham.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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