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NPCC responds to Baroness Casey Review into the Metropolitan Police

17 Oct 2022

The National Police Chiefs' Council has issued the following statement following the publication of the interim findings of the Baroness Casey Review into culture and standards at the Metropolitan Police Service.

National Police Chiefs’ Council Chair Martin Hewitt said:

“Dame Louise Casey's in-depth review of culture and standards highlights serious and shameful issues in the Met.  Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley has accepted these and committed to taking both immediate and long-term action to put it right. 

“Misogyny, racism, homophobia, abuse and misconduct betray our code of ethics, the public and the good majority in policing – they must be driven out.

"Chief constables will be closely studying this review and subsequent action by the Met, assuring themselves they are using every lever they have to the fullest to remove those who undermine standards and integrity.

“We support the Home Secretary’s intention to review the wider misconduct system so that the guilty are removed and the innocent exonerated as quickly as possible."