Met Police creates a new unit to target criminal officers following the shocking murder of Sarah Everard by a serving officer.
The most senior police officer in Britain has announced he is creating a new unit which will target the criminal behaviour amongst officers and staff working within the Metropolitan Police.
Sir Mark Rowley the newly appointed Commissioner believes the ‘Anti-corruption and Abuse Command’ will be able to target police officers and staff who are there to corrupt the integrity of the of the Met Police through misogyny, homophobia, sexism and other abuse.”.
The new unit follows a number of scandals within the Met Police the most shocking being the murder of Sarah Everard by a serving police officer, and those officers who have exchanged offensive messages on social media.
In a statement Sir Mark said “In recent years we have seen the corrosive effect corrupt, racist, misogynistic, homophobic, abusive and criminal officers and staff have had on the levels of trust our communities have in the Met.
“This also undermines our crime fighting efforts and impedes our ability to investigate offences. Both communities and our honest determined majority of officers are rightly angry.
“As part of my commitment to renew policing by consent and to bring more trust, less crime and high standards to the Met, I’m investing in extra officers and staff, skills and technology to root out those corrupt or abusive officers or staff.
“We will be proactive and unrelenting in actively seeking out these criminal colleagues. I make no apology for this ruthlessness in evicting those who undermine our integrity as we seek to reform the Met and give the public the confidence in us they deserve.”
The new team will be huge with 100 police officers and detectives involved using a range of tactics which are usually used within a major crime investigation to ensure they are able to identify and investigate those who are acting as predators, those who are abusing their position of trust for reasons of personal, financial or sexual advantage even if they are on duty, off duty, in person or online.