The Met- a rotten and corrupt institution

A trainee detective attached to the Camden and Islington section of the Metropolitan Police was dismissed in April after a conviction for sexual assault. He groped a female colleague in December 2021 when off duty in a bar.

Earlier a woman came forward to say that she had been raped by a serving police officer in the Central North unit which covers Camden and Islington. The officer, Ireland Murdock, later looked up her details on a restricted police computer system. He was sacked in July 2022 and found guilty of rape in early April.

These cases follow the abduction, rape and murder of Sarah Everard  by serving police officer Wayne Couzens and the revelation that serving firearms officer David Carrick had committed a huge number of sexual offences, 49 offences including 24 rapes, making him one of the UK’s most prolific sexual predators.

Another officer, Adam Provan, faces charges of 8 counts of rapes against two women, one of them a police officer herself, and the other a 16-year old.

Another former Met officer, Giles Kitchener, told a deliberate lie, a High Court judge concluded, after he gave evidence on racist assaults by the Territorial Support Group. He then joined the City of London police. He was sacked for a “joke” about the murder of Sarah Everard and other counts of gross misconduct including homophobic and misogynistic comments. He circulated an image of a cop killing a woman on WhatsApp. He was also seen drinking beer at a police station before taking charge of a domestic violence case.

Another former Met cop, Sgt. Luke Thomas posted foul messages on a WhatsApp account, abusing Chinese people and travellers, Arabs and disabled people. He spoke sympathetically about Nazis and child killers, and stated that another cop who had got away with rape was “a legend in my eyes”. Seven other cops in a safer neighbourhoods team in Bexleyheath were involved in these abusive comments, including posting offensive videos of disabled people.

In January Chief Inspector Richard Watkinson killed himself after being charged with conspiracy to distribute or show indecent images of children, three counts of making indecent photos of a child, voyeurism and two counts of  misconduct in public office. Two other former cops were also charged with similar offences related to the Watkinson case.

Hussain Chehab, a Safer Schools officer, was jailed for five years in March  over a series of child sex offences. He committed these offences before he joined the Met.

The Met was forced to announce  that a total of 1,633 cases of alleged sexual offences or domestic violence involving 1,071 officers and other staff are also being assessed from the last ten years to ensure suitable judgements were made.

Another serving Met officer was convicted of being a member of a neo-Nazi group.

Met Means Murder! Met Means Rape!