Baroness Casey's interim report on culture and standards of behaviour in the Metropolitan Police has been published today.
In response Cllr Jas Athwal, London Councils' Executive member for Community Safety and Violence Against Women and Girls, said:
"The interim findings of Baroness Casey’s report are stark, and there is work to be done to in response. I welcome the steps that the new Commissioner has already set out since taking office last month, including on tackling officer misconduct, improving professional standards and rebuilding Londoners’ trust.
“Policing by consent is essential for a police service to work effectively. The Met’s mission to regain Londoners’ trust is in all our interests – including police officers who put their lives on the line each day to help keep us safe. A police service that Londoners feel they will be listened to and treated fairly and equally by, regardless of their sex, gender, ethnicity, beliefs, sexuality, disability, or any other characteristic, will better and more effectively serve our communities. I look forward to seeing what detailed steps the Met now sets out in response to the report’s interim findings.”