‘Record number’ of Met Police officers accused of sexual offences last year

The Metro says Sexual offence accusations against officers in the Metropolitan Police are believed to have hit a record high after claims doubled in the months following Sarah Everard’s murder.

‘Record number’ of Met Police officers accused of sexual offences last year

The Metro says Sexual offence accusations against officers in the Metropolitan Police are believed to have hit a record high after claims doubled in the months following Sarah Everard’s murder.

Last year, 251 Met officers or staff faced allegations of sexual assault, sexual harassment and other sexual offences, a Freedom of Information request by The Telegraph has revealed.

They include 190 allegations made internally by police colleagues — up 104% on 2020. Dozens of the accused held senior ranks of sergeant or above and around 87% were men, the figures show.

The shocking statistics follow a series of scandals involving the force, including the kidnap and killing of Ms Everard by former Met officer Wayne Couzens.

https://metro.co.uk/2022/02/21/record-number-of-met-police-officers-accused-of-sexual-offences-last-year-16139761/

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