London police sorry after another officer guilty of sex crimes

The top of Britain’s largest police power on Wednesday apologised after one other of his officers was convicted of intercourse crimes, and admitted that on common two to a few officers confronted felony costs in courtroom each week.

The Metropolitan Police is battling to revive its status after a serving officer was jailed for all times for the kidnap, rape and homicide of a younger girl in south London in 2021.

Lax vetting procedures at London power

Earlier this month one other officer admitted 24 rapes and a string of different intercourse offences, prompting recent questions on lax vetting procedures on the London power.

Within the newest case, police constable Hussain Chehab on Tuesday admitted having intercourse with a 14-year-old woman and possessing indecent photographs of youngsters.

A courtroom was advised that Chehab had even served as a faculty liaison officer throughout his time on the power.

Met Police commissioner Mark Rowley described the case as “ghastly” and conceded that the power was coping with “quite a lot of dangerous apples”.

The Met has mentioned 1,071 of its personal officers had been or are underneath investigation for home abuse and violence in opposition to girls and women.

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“Most weeks there’s two to a few officers going to courtroom,” he mentioned, including that the instances had been a combination of dishonesty, violence and violence in opposition to girls and women.

He apologised for the Chehab case, however warned that extra instances had been more likely to emerge as he implements reforms to root out the felony and corrupt within the Met’s ranks.

“We’re going to be surfacing extra,” he advised the London Meeting’s police and crime committee.

‘Elementary downside throughout policing’

Final week campaigners dumped 1,071 rotten apples, representing the variety of officers being probed, in entrance of the Met’s New Scotland Yard headquarters.

“We’ve been advised time and time once more that it’s only one dangerous apple right here and there, however that is truly a elementary downside proper throughout policing,” mentioned Ruth Davison, head of the home abuse charity Refuge, which organised the protest.

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She referred to as for any officer dealing with formal allegations to be suspended whereas an investigation takes place.

Wayne Couzens, who served within the Met’s armed unit defending MPs and overseas diplomats, was jailed for all times for the kidnap, rape and homicide of Sarah Everard.

Serial rapist David Carrick, who will probably be sentenced subsequent month, served in the identical unit.

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