A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been charged with rape.
David Carrick, 46, was arrested in Hertfordshire on Saturday and suspended from the force.
He will be produced virtually at Hatfield remand court on Monday.
The Metropolitan Police says a referral has been made to the Granthshala Office for Police Conduct.
Mr Carrick was under the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Security Command of the London Police Force.
According to the Met, he was not on duty when he was arrested by the Hertfordshire Constabulary.
In a statement, Commissioner Cressida Dick said she believed the arrest would concern the public.
“I am deeply concerned to hear today that an official of the Met’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Security Command has been arrested and now charged with this serious crime. I fully believe that the public will also be greatly concerned, “He said.
“The criminal proceedings will now take their course, so I am unable to comment further at this stage.”
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