21 March 2023 - Casey Report finds Metropolitan Police to be institutionally racist, misogynistic and homophobic
Met police found to be institutionally racist, misogynistic and homophobic
Vikram Dodd (The Guardian, 21/03/2023)
The Metropolitan police is broken and rotten, suffering collapsing public trust and is guilty of institutional racism, misogyny and homophobia, an official report has said.
The report by Louise Casey, commissioned by the Met after one of its officers abducted Sarah Everard, taking her from from a London street in March 2021, before raping and murdering her, is one of the most damning of a major British institution .
Still 'toxic individuals' in Met Police, 'embarrassed' commissioner says
Lucia Binding (Sky News, 21/03/2023)
The head of the Metropolitan Police says there are still "toxic individuals" in the force and he feels "embarrassed" by a scathing review that found it is institutionally racist, sexist and homophobic.
Sir Mark Rowley described the review by Baroness Louise Casey as "very, very worrying".
Rape cases dropped ‘because Metropolitan Police stored evidence in faulty fridges’
Lizzie Dearden (The Independent, 21/03/2023)
Rape cases have been dropped because DNA evidence was destroyed in “dilapidated or broken fridges and freezers” used by the Metropolitan Police, a damning report has found.
Baroness Louise Casey made the discovery during her review of standards and culture in Britain’s largest force, which concluded that it was institutionally racist, misogynist and homophobic, and needs “fundamental change”.
Sadiq Khan Tears Into Met Police Force On One Of Its 'Darkest Days'
Sophia Sleigh (The Huffington Post, 21/03/2023)
Sadiq Khan tore into the Metropolitan Police Service today after a damning report described it as institutionally racist, misogynist and homophobic.
The Mayor of London said the Met must “embrace” the recommendations of Baroness Casey’s report into their practices.