'The detection rate for rape is now so low in London that “you may as well say it is legal”, one Met officer told a landmark review.
The damning report by the crossbench peer Baroness Casey found examples of bad practice in the way sexual cases were handled including freezers holding vital forensic evidence being too crammed to close and even breaking down.'
'Women and children have been failed by the Metropolitan Police, with racism, misogyny, and homophobia at the heart of the force, a blistering review says.
Baroness Casey says a "boys' club" culture is rife and the force could be dismantled if it does not improve.'
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ArabellaScott · 21/03/2023 11:01
Rape may as well be legal in London, Met Police officer said
Casey review told of catalogue of errors in sex offences unit, including evidence being lost when fridges stopped working
Felix125 · 22/03/2023 14:58
I've been in 20+ years now and I think things have improved in that time in our force - especially when it comes to safeguarding or victims/survivors
CPS can be the thorn in our side though when it comes to detection rates
What department do you work in Ponky?
TizerorFizz · 22/03/2023 16:12
You are buying the guff that it’s all about money. It truly isn’t. It’s about attitudes and really wanting to do a good job. Too many mistakes are made by officers who fail to understand the importance of evidence and investigation. Culture and attitudes matter. This is what the report exposes. Money helps, but not if it’s spent on shit officers who don’t give a #€?!
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