Sexual misconduct claims against Met officers to be examined

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Dame Cressida Dick announced that a review would be initiated in all existing cases and some cases over the past 10 years

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current affairs of sexual will misconduct or charges of domestic abuse against the police of London officials Investigation is going on after the murder of Sarah Everard.


Queen cressida dick The commissioner of the force announced on Friday that an investigation, being launched, would also review similar allegations against officers and employees over the past 10 years.

Officers from the Professional Directorate of the force will analyze each case internally and conduct a thorough investigation into the history of the investigation. met the police employees involved in claims

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Dame Cressida told PA news agency: “We will review them [the allegations] To ensure that the victim is properly supported, and that the investigation is suitably thorough.

“We’re also going back to see some of them [historic] The investigation is just to ensure that the procedures that should have been in place have been done and that we are taking proper management action once the case is closed. “

The force said in a statement that the examination was initiated by Baroness Casey of Blackstock in addition to an independent review into the culture of the Met. After the murder of Ms. Everard by former Metropolitan Police officer Wayne Couzens and other cases in which there is “undermined trust”.

/ PA Wire

The announcement came as Dame Cressida took a walk in Battersea Park in south-west London on Friday afternoon with two female officers.

He also addressed a report in The Times newspaper, which stated that the Home Secretary Priti Patel She has set three major goals to accomplish in order to keep her job.

Dame Cressida told the PA news agency: “There were a number of things that the Home Secretary has discussed with me and I have discussed with him about how we can work together most effectively in the future, but We share similar priorities.”

He said talks were also held with London Mayor Sadiq Khan to extend his contract, all three said are focused on “the same things”, including reducing violence in the capital and violence against women and girls. protection is included.

When asked again about the reports, Dame Cressida said her conversations with Ms Patel were “private” and she would not comment further on them.

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In response, Dame Cressida said she was “not satisfied” with the figures and was “determined” to correct them, adding that research has shown that some women in some communities have been in the force due to major incidents with firearms. Hate to join. and offenses of public order.

“It’s something we’ve been working really hard on for many years,” she told PA. “We have many, thousands (women police officers) and they are thriving… we have got women in every role in every position.

“But I have determined that we should be 50/50 and I am not satisfied. We have increased the percentage significantly, much later, but we need to move further and faster.”

Dame Cressida announced the appointment after plans were established earlier this week for an “independent and far-reaching review” to oversee the force’s leadership, recruitment, retraining, training and communications.


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