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Stephenson: 'Met was dysfunctional'

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The Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson has said that the force had a "level of dysfunctionality" when he first took over from Sir Ian Blair last year.

Sir Paul added that he is "disappointed" the government has not made more progress in dealing with serious and organised crime. Sir Paul called for the 40 or so police forces across the country to merge to better deal with international crime, but his advice has not been followed. Sir Paul discusses his first year as Met commissioner.

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