Tessie May (they really have difficult-to-corrupt names, this new lot) has told the police to chase criminals rather than targets. I suspect the rest of the country, if not the world, responded with a resounding 'Well... duh!"
Home Secretary Theresa May announced the immediate abolition of the last remaining target, which was to increase public confidence in police.
Oh. They only had the one target anyway. Increase public confidence. And that's now abolished.
Which is just as well because they weren't, still aren't, and are unlikely to get, anywhere near achieving it.
Ignorance of the law is no defence (at least for the rest of us), so why are these police officers not being charged with assault? How many of these 'police harass photographer' stories need to be broadcast all over the news before the police notice them? Just how dim are the people we recruit to the police force now? Can't they read?
Confidence in people who repeatedly fail to notice when the national press report that they don't understand their job - not just once, but over and over again?
Abolishing that target was a good idea. They were never going to get there anyway.