Boris Johnson and Bill Bratton
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Boris Johnson to consider radiation devices for London police

The London mayor will ask Scotland Yard to evaluate whether issuing radiation devices to police officers could help in the fight against terrorism in London.

Boris Johnson was speaking after meeting New York Police Department commissioner Bill Bratton, who said the devices were useful when searching for weapons.

Mr Johnson said: "What we need to do is get a better understanding of the risks versus the investment, what I am thinking of doing is going back to the Met and trying to evaluate what the likelihood is of an attack of that kind."

BBC London's political correspondent Karl Mercer reports from New York, his report features New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and Mr Johnson.

  • 12 Feb 2015
  • From the section London
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