Met Police on its 'last chance' as report set to say it's riddled with racism, sexism and homophobia
A damning report into the Metropolitan Police will conclude it is filled with racism, sexism and homophobia, insiders have claimed.
The review by Lady Louise Casey – set to be released next week – will blast the country’s biggest police force for failing to change its internal culture, despite previous reports telling it to do so.
Sources say the findings show the Met is in the ‘last-chance saloon’ and that it makes for ‘atrocious’ reading for the scandal-hit force, the Guardian reports.
It comes as it was revealed that a Met officer who kept his job after masturbating on a train was having his case reviewed, after parallels were drawn between it and incidents involving Couzens before he murdered Ms Everard.
The report by Lady Casey is set to say that cases such as Couzens and David Carrick, an officer from the same unit who was found to be one of Britain’s worst rapists, are damning indictment of the Met’s failings and can’t be dismissed as one-offs.
Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley and Home Secretary Suella Braverman are among those who have been sent draft copies of the report, as is former Commissioner Cressida Dick, who is believed to have been given access.
Dick is set to find herself in the cross hairs in the report, which will say problems ramped up during her tenure as chief from 2017 to 2022, although the report will add that issues were apparent before she took the helm.
She is set to reference a 1999 report by Sir William Macpherson into failings within the force following the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence, and how despite the Met claiming to have acted on this, issues lingered and festered within.
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