Since 2010, hundreds of Met Police officers have been accused of sexual misconduct

Since 2010, hundreds of Met Police officers have been accused of sexual misconduct

Since 2010, hundreds of Met Police officers and employees have been accused of sexual misconduct, but only 83 have been fired, according to new information.

I reported that 771 officers and staff, 88% of whom are currently serving officers, were accused.

163 Met officers were arrested, and 38 were found guilty, for sexual offences.

There were allegations of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape, as well as the use of one's position of authority for one's own sexual benefit.

156 allegations were found to be true, and formal action was taken in those cases, leading to the dismissal of 83 employees.

It was determined that allegations were unfounded or unanswerable in 446 of the cases.

"We take any police-perpetrated abuse incidents extremely seriously and they are regularly scrutinised at a senior level," a Met spokesperson told the i.

There is a thorough investigation into any allegation, disclosure, or conviction of sexual harassment or abuse committed by an officer or staff member.

It is a priority for the Met to deal with sexual crimes, and this includes officers and staff who have been accused of crimes. If there is evidence of misconduct, the Metropolitan Opera will not hesitate to bring forward prosecutions and disciplinary procedures."

Sarah Everard's killing by a serving Met Police officer sparked massive protest about women's safety and the police, prompting these remarks today's remarks.

For the murder of the 33-year-old marketing executive, Wayne Couzens, 48, was sentenced to life in prison this week. The killing shocked and outraged the nation.

Lord Justice Fulford, who handed down the sentence at the Old Bailey on Thursday, referred to the murder's circumstances as "grotesque".

He deemed the gravity of the situation to be "exceptionally high," and thus a full-life order was warranted.

Misuse of a police officer's role, like in this case, to kidnap, rape and murder one person is just as serious as murder committed to further an ideological or political cause, according to him.

According to Couzen, his "warped, selfish and brutal offending which was both sexual and homicidal" left a human toll on Everard's family, and he paid tribute to their courage in court.

As a result of the Sarah Everard case, a conservative police chief has been urged to resign for saying that women should be "streetwise.

After being falsely arrested by Met Police officer Wayne Couzens, who abducted, raped, and murdered Everard, North Yorkshire Commissioner Philip Allott said Everard "never should have submitted."

Allot said on BBC Radio York that women must be street smart about when they can and cannot be arrested.

This should never have happened in the first place," he continued.

"Perhaps women should think about learning a little bit about the legal process in terms of the legal process."

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