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British police admit to training ‘abusive’ UAE officers

Human rights charity Reprieve has criticized London’s Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) for training and praising United Arab of Emirates (UAE) police officers, a force known for torturing and abusing its prisoners.

The MPS has confirmed a delegation of the Security Support Department at Abu Dhabi Police recently traveled to London for a two-week visit last month to take part in “daily patrol field tasks and various training activities.”

The joint training activities with the MPS included the use of “advanced equipment and devices to handle moderate and high-risk security incidents.”

Further exercises included drills, methods for tactical firearm use and marksmanship, alongside implementing various security scenarios.

Colonel Khaled Al Shamesi, Head of the Security Support Department at Abu Dhabi Police, said the visit aimed to promote the exchange of field expertise in the areas of security support.

The inspector and training manager at the Metropolitan Police…

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