London’s Metropolitan Police has allowed hundreds of officers accused of racist or misogynist conduct to stay in their posts, according to the findings of an internal investigation commissioned by the Met itself.
A report published Monday found that, when faced with staff complaints over sexist, racist and homophobic behavior in the force, official responses were so slow and unlikely to result in action that staff had become demotivated from reporting abuse.
The report follows some terrible years for the Met’s reputation. In 2020, it emerged that police officers had been sharing images of the bodies of sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman, after they were murdered in a London park. Public outcry intensified — and the report was commissioned — in the wake of the abduction, rape and murder of Sarah Everard by Met police officer Wayne Couzens in 2021, when Couzens’ use of his police ID and handcuffs to coerce Everard sent shockwaves across the country.
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These revelations prompted in part the resignation in April 2022 of Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick, and the same should have happened with Commandant Coster and his cronies in Jacindaland. See the various articles on the brutality, theft and vandalism they have been responsible for. —Eds