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Casey investigation into Met Police sexism

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ArabellaScott · 21/03/2023 11:01

'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.'

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

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Felix125 · 25/03/2023 14:17

So they have had no experience in dealing with a sudden death - what do they do....?

NumberTheory · 26/03/2023 07:36

TizerorFizz · 25/03/2023 09:58

I’m talking about using intellect to solve crime!!! Not general policing. I’m talking about fast tracking those with intellect. As the civil service does. Of course all crime solving is not violent. Just ridiculous!

You can’t solve many crimes simply through intellect, looking at pieces of paper and figuring out whodunnit. You need to gather evidence and that normally means talking to people, a significant number of whom may be criminals. To do that you need to be prepared to knock on doors where you don’t know what is behind them. That’s the reality of gathering evidence and solving crimes. It’s frequently tedious with lots of dead ends, but it’s also unpredictable and sometimes violent. That’s why it’s time consuming and why a decent budget makes a huge difference.

I don’t disagree that there could be some fast tracking of officers who have potential, but it won’t get rid of the need to be able to deal with violence.

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