The Metropolitan Police said last night that there would be no more patrols by lone plain-clothed officers in light of the methods used by Wayne Couzens to abduct Sarah Everard.
Sir Stephen House, the Met's deputy commissioner, added that warrant cards may not be enough for officers to prove their identity in future.
So, is it really unsafe for police to arrest women now? Well, maybe. But maybe not for the women:
Two women were arrested last Sunday outside the City of Spice Indian restaurant near Dereham Road, Norwich.
The footage shows an officer kicking out at one of the women as she appeared to be helping her friend. At the same time the second woman was shouting at the officer “get off her” while also trying to allegedly grab his handcuffs.
Then a police van arrives with reinforcements and one of the officers takes a run up and kicks the woman who is standing.
Predictably, there's been howls of outrage at the fact that he's gone hands on with a female (without first declaring himself a female, or he'd be OK!) and the force has referred itself to the IOPC.
Do we want drunken sluts to be able to grapple with police officers and resist arrest with impunity? Because it appears that's the way we're heading...