London Councils responds to the Casey Report

Cllr Jas Athwal, London Councils Executive Member for Community Safety and Violence Against Women and Girls, says:

“The Casey Report is bleak, and it sets out in black and white the Metropolitan Police Service's failings that unfortunately will resonate with too many Londoners' experiences of the Met. It highlights the concerning experiences of women, young people and people from ethnic minorities in particular.

"A city as diverse as London needs a police force which reflects the communities it serves, and a police service which all Londoners feel they will be treated fairly by, irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, religion, sexuality or any other characteristic which is part of your identity.

 “The swift and decisive action that Sir Mark Rowley has taken to cut out the rot within the service since he took office in the autumn must continue at pace. Local borough leaders met Sir Mark yesterday to discuss the impact of the Casey Report on the Metropolitan Police’s Turnaround Plan.

"London leaders have a unique insight into the range of issues facing local communities, and we stand ready to work with the Met as it implements the significant changes  needed to rebuild trust and confidence amongst London’s diverse communities.”



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