Sarah Everard case - 5 Police officers shared painful inappropriate messages on WhatsApp

Sarah Everard case - 5 Police officers shared painful inappropriate messages on WhatsApp

Five British police officers will face misconduct action over social media messages sent in relation to Sarah Everard case, who was raped and murdered by a serving police officer, the UK’s police watchdog said Friday.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), which oversees the police complaints system in England and Wales, carried out two separate investigations.

Sarah Everard case – a tragic failure for the Police force

“The image was highly offensive, and the officer now has a case to answer for misconduct for potentially breaching standards of professional behaviour for conduct and authority, respect and courtesy,”

The IOPC said in the statement, adding the officer will face a misconduct meeting to answer the allegations.

The first one found an “inappropriate graphic depicting violence against women” was shared by a Metropolitan Police constable on probation with colleagues on WhatsApp, “in reference to the kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard by a serving officer.”

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Wayne Couzens, Sarah Everard murderer, 48, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the abduction, rape and murder of Everard last month.

Any lone police officer plain-clothed police officer who engages with a woman on her own will now verify their identity through a new process. We know we need to regain women’s trust, was the statement made by the Met police on Twitter.

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