Rush to recruit police officers risks hiring racists and criminals, warns watchdog

The Guardian says Boris Johnson’s promise to hire 20,000 more police officers has increased the risk of introducing misogynist and racist recruits.

Rush to recruit police officers risks hiring racists and criminals, warns watchdog

The Guardian says Boris Johnson’s promise to hire 20,000 more police officers has increased the risk of introducing misogynist and racist recruits, a police watchdog has said, amid concerns that a discriminatory culture exists in forces across England and Wales.

Sir Tom Winsor, in his ninth and final annual review, said that police must confront a series of problems, including the aftermath of Sarah Everard’s murder by a police officer, if damage to public confidence is be restored.

The report comes a month after Dame Cressida Dick’s resignation as Met commissioner which followed a damning inquiry by another police watchdog into a culture of violently misogynist, racist and homophobic messages at Charing Cross police station in central London.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/mar/10/major-shortcomings-in-england-and-wales-policing-persist-watchdog-says

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