Former Met chief superintendent condemns “sexist” service that sees men “close ranks” and potentially abandon women while on duty.
Yes, the Met commissioner Cressida Dick should go and should have gone long ago for there have been many incidents occurring under her tenure one being, Jean Charles De Menezes, https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/feb/10/cressida-dick-de-menezes-shooting-met-police-desert-island-discs-radio-4, they say ‘lessons will be learnt’ but are they ever. In many instances the answer is no as for lessons to be learnt there as to be a concerted effort and in the Met is that concerted effort there, I fear not under Cressida Dick.
She is always too quick to come to the defense of the Met, as many in the Met are also. But it is not just Cressida who needs to go for many in the Met need to go also for the supporting officers under Cressida have not been supporting in good quality policing, only in supporting fellow officers, of which they were excellent.
But Police need to be there firstly for the public and if they are not should they be there.
It is not just how women are thought of both in and outwith the Police forces, but there are also serious concerns regarding Racism, membership of secret Societies and many more.
But is it just the Met, I fear not and this is an opportunity to have an in-depth investigation of not just the Met but every police force, but who would do it for are we trusting that the police can really police themselves. It needs to be done by a cross section of the public and also in the open.
There was a time when virtually everyone respected the Police, but now and for many years that is not so for that respect as changed to fear and mistrust.