Austerity hit police’s ability to tackle violence against women, say ex-officers | Police | The Guardian

A man walks past a closed police station in Hackney, east London, in 2018, which has since been redeveloped into a free school. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images



Well it is apparent that something needs to be done and done urgently, but whatever it is it has to be through for there is no time for a second chance and at some times very little time for a first chance. As a first chance should have been done many years ago in all forces.

While the Met is under current scrutiny and has been for some years, there is much evidence that all is not right in virtually every police force.

But we come to the Met and especially, Dame Cressida Rose Dick DBE QPM who has been at the centre of some controversy in her career at the Met, fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes being one, but there have been others, but even though investigated never been officially criticised. But her continued tenure of being Met Commissioner is very much in question. There is a very fine dividing line between supporting your officers and taking appropriate actions. It can be said that maybe she defends her officers too much at the expense of required justice.

By keeping Dick there this is leading to much lack of public support for the Met.


Source: Austerity hit police’s ability to tackle violence against women, say ex-officers | Police | The Guardian

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