London — The London Metropolitan Police Department conducted an independent review of its culture and standards on Monday following harmful exposure to police behavior at a hearing last week against a police officer who killed a 33-year-old woman on her way home at night. Announced.
This review takes place after several notable events last year, including the murder of a woman Sarah Evalard, revived police and British judicial oversight.
Evalard’s attacker, the decision of then-police officer Wayne Kusens, and the disclosure that he used his position to commit a crime are sufficient for police and courts to deal with. Men’s violence against women has infuriated critics who say they haven’t.
They quoted prosecutors’ repeated failures to punish domestic violence and systematic failures in dealing with sexual assault and rape victim complaints, and police addressed the misogynistic culture within the unit. He accuses him of not having it.
“We rely on the trust of the people,” said Metropolitan Police Department Secretary Cressida Dick. When she published a review on Monday.. “In this country, police are done by consent, and there is no doubt that Sarah’s murder and other incidents have undermined public confidence.”
Dick said the review would be led by a “prominent independent person” who would consider the unit’s internal culture, professional standards, systems, and leadership training.
Surveillance groups called for a hearing on the police’s approach to violence against women and the actions of their officers, and last week there was a new call for Dick to resign. But she said she had no intention of resigning from her role.
“We are absolutely determined to rebuild public trust as soon as possible.” Dick told the BBC.
Last week’s hearing at Mr. Kusens revealed disastrous new details on how he used his authority and police equipment position to accidentally arrest Mr. Evalard before he was kidnapped, raped, or killed. I did. Police are also faced with criticism that they did not respond to previous allegations of sexual misconduct against Mr. Kusen.
The announcement of an independent review came shortly after a London police officer was arrested and charged with rape on Sunday.
Police in Hertfordshire, north of London, identified the police officer as David Carrick, 46, and said the alleged attack occurred in September 2020, according to a statement. From the Metropolitan Police Department.
Mr. Carrick was assigned to the same unit that Mr. Kusens worked for, the Metropolitan Police Department’s Parliament and the Diplomatic Protection Command. Units, including hundreds of police officers, are responsible for protecting the Capitol and foreign embassies. Provide officers to protect government ministers.
According to a statement, he was suspended from his duties as a police officer and referred to an independent office that oversees police actions. Carrick, who made a video appearance in the local Magistrates’ Court on Monday, will be detained until the hearing on November 1.
Dick said in a statement that he was “deeply concerned” about the news of Carrick’s arrest.
“I am fully aware that the public is also very worried,” she added.
Last week, police released a set of safety tips for women in case they encounter a police officer or someone pretending to be a threat. Guidance included “searching” for questions to police officers, hitting nearby homes, or flagging buses.
The advice was accompanied by a list of other measures the police took or plan to take after Mr. Evalard’s murder, but many critics said that the police were inside the police to explain and fight the violence. Wider women said they rarely dealt with their failures.
During Couzens’s decision, prosecutors kidnapped Everard using handcuffs and other police equipment and knowledge on the pretext of being arrested for violating Covid-19’s blockade restrictions. I made it clear.
Last week, the Metropolitan Police Department also admitted that Mr. Kusen’s examination could have failed before he joined the army.