The police and sexual assault

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EmbarrassingAdmissions Thu 01-Apr-21 15:43:21

QuentinWinters

No. There is no evidence it ruins lives. This man has kept his job without any investigation apparently.

I meant more widely.

It's beyond any semblance of accountability that there's no investigation in the specific case.

QuentinWinters Thu 01-Apr-21 15:22:05

No. There is no evidence it ruins lives. This man has kept his job without any investigation apparently.

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EmbarrassingAdmissions Thu 01-Apr-21 14:17:06

Then we have to listen to "false allegations ruin lives".

Rape ruins lives.
Erroneous exculpation ruins lives.

It's a balance of ruined lives.

QuentinWinters Thu 01-Apr-21 14:05:17

Yeah quite. No need to safeguard women who work there from a potential rapist. I bet that his history isn't known because of his privacy.
It infuriates me. Then we have to listen to "false allegations ruin lives".

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HarmonicAnalysis Thu 01-Apr-21 13:58:01

Yes, I saw that - it's absolutely disgusting. Even now, in the article, they are trying to brush it off as 'domestic abuse' (and we know how seriously they take that, don't we) - nothing to do with them as an employer, oh no, despite the victims being two female colleagues. The investigation itself was actively undermined, and his mates closed ranks to protect him. How do they get away with it?

And he's never been arrested, and he's still working there! 'Not with the public' - oh well, that's all fine then, isn't it - it's only his female colleagues that have to worry about being slammed into furniture and raped, and those two poor women that still fear having to come across him at work. Piece of shit.

No doubt the 'hearing' will be another farce.
angry

QuentinWinters Thu 01-Apr-21 09:14:24

This is shocking
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56581835
Two women allege being raped by the same officer who they worked with.

Asked why the male officer was not arrested, the force said: "There was no immediate safeguarding concern due to the non-recent nature of the allegations and the lack of contact between suspect and victims."

The Met confirmed the male officer had been taken off public-facing duties. Asked why he had never been suspended, it said a criminal investigation did not guarantee an officer would be suspended.

Coincidentally I saw some similar stories on LinkedIn so it seems this kind of behaviour and response is a problem for police forces

angry

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