Police watchdog accused of skewing report to back protests clampdown

Exclusive: Whistleblower claims HMICFRS decided to support Priti Patel in seeking stronger powers before gathering evidence

The official policing inspectorate showed repeated bias in favour of the police and against peaceful protesters as it compiled a report which backed a government clampdown, a whistleblower has alleged.

The complainant says a report on protest released in March this year was skewed in favour of the government view, with conclusions reached before evidence was gathered and assessed.

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