Disturbing allegations lead to investigation into London police

The allegations include racism, misogyny and inappropriate sexual encounters.

Eliza Archer
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Why this story matters:

An investigation into the London Metropolitan Police was launched after allegations that the officers in a particular unit were racist and violent. A total of 12 current and former officers were notified that they are being investigated.

Calls for an investigation came after text messages were discovered that uncovered “concerning behaviours”. It has since been alleged that officers had sex with a “vulnerable woman” while inside a London police station; bullied other officers; were violent toward women; used defamatory language that was misogynistic and discriminatory; and used steroids.

Furthermore these wrongdoings were not reported and it is even alleged that messages related to the incidents were deleted, thereby perverting the course of justice.

Details from the story:

  • The incidents allegedly occurred at Charing Cross and West End Central Police Stations from 2015-17.
  • The Independent Office for Police Conduct has said the “impact unit” in question has been terminated.
  • Scotland Yard has been cooperating with investigators.
  • Not all the allegations apply to all the officers.
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