Baroness Casey of Blackstock DBE CB has completed and published today (31st March 2023) her report The Baroness Casey Review into the standards of behaviour and internal culture of the Metropolitan Police Service (Met Police).
You can read the reports into the Metropolitan Police Service here :-
Baroness Casey Review Final Report: March 2023 (PDF, 2642KB)
Baroness Casey’s Report on Misconduct: October 2022 (PDF, 596KB)
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Racism, Misogyny and Homophobia with ‘Rot’ at its Heart
194 years later the Met Police reputation is in ruins. The Metropolitan Police can only be described as an utter disgrace, embarrassment to the world and totally unfit for purpose.
Policing by consent indicates that the legitimacy of policing in the eyes of the public is based upon a consensus of support that follows from transparency about their powers, their integrity in exercising those powers and their accountability for doing so
The Casey report states that the Met Police ranks are riven with racism, misogyny and homophobia with ‘rot’ at its heart.
Daily Mail 21st March 2023
- Alleged rapists went free after fridges broke down, destroying all the evidence inside meaning all the cases had to be dropped. Some fridges were so full it took three officers to shut them and one was also being used to store lunch alongside forensic samples;
- A Muslim officer had bacon put in his shoes by a colleague, a Sikh officer had his beard trimmed and another officer had his turban put into a shoe box because officers ‘thought it was funny’. In one instance a black guard was referred to as a ‘gate monkey’ by colleagues;
- Female officers were targeted by men for sex. Some felt pressure to sleep with colleagues to be popular. One officer was even allegedly sexually assaulted in a shower. One woman said a senior officer masturbated in front of her in the communal changing room.
- ‘Pranks’ included bags of urine being thrown at cars, sex toys slipped into coffee mugs, male officers flicking each other’s genitals and an animal being trapped in an officer’s locker. There is widespread bullying at the Yard, with a fifth of staff being victimised;
- Homophobia is rife. One gay officer said colleague spread false rumours that he had slept with senior officers to get ahead and made up claims he was taking drugs. Colleagues were accused of making malicious complaints about gay people and even considering using stop and search to target them. One said: ‘I am scared of the police. I don’t trust my own organisation’;
- The parliamentary and diplomatic protection unit where Couzens and Carrick worked is described as a ‘dark corner’ of the Met known as ‘overtime command’. Officers often join to pay for weddings and top up their pensions. he review found that officers ‘game the system’ to cash in on overtime and other bonuses, wasting public money on unnecessary overseas training trips and hotel rooms.
- In the ‘boys’ club’, senior armed officers have competitions to see if they can make female colleagues cry and put up posters in common areas showing female firearms officers carrying mops, irons and kettles instead of weapons. One officer said: ‘It’s the most toxic, racist, sexist place I’ve ever worked – it’s just an unbelievable place.’
Met Police officer ‘repeatedly raped’ by colleague and staff urinated on: Key findings of Baroness Casey’s damning review into forceSky News 21st March 2023
Met chief admits force has racism problem but rejects it’s institutionalBBC News 21st March 2023
Officers in Met’s armed police units ‘game the system’ to cash in on overtime and expensesThe Telegraph 21st March 2023
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