Two or three Met cops will appear in court on criminal charges every week amid reforms

TWO or three Met cops a week will appear in court on criminal charges as the force reforms, their boss admits.

Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley said more “painful stories” will emerge as hundreds of suspected corrupt officers are weeded out.


Two or three Met cops a week will appear in court on criminal charges as the force reforms, admits commissioner Sir Mark RowleyCredit: Rex

Sir Mark was addressing the London Assembly in the wake of the case of PC David Carrick, a serving officer convicted last week of 48 rapes and other serious crimes.

He said: “We’re going to see a lot happening in the coming months.

“Most weeks there are two or three officers going to court for criminal cases, which tends to be a mix of dishonesty, violence against women and girls — domestic abuse and sexual offences.”

He told the police and crime committee that it could be 2025 before verdicts are reached in any trials, and said a complaints hotline for the public over police conduct was also leading to fresh investigations.

He said: “It won’t be rapid and it will be painful.”

Sir Mark added: “Even though this is a Met appeal, one in three of the calls coming through roughly are for other forces.

“We’re passing information on as well.

“Through our challenges, we’re helping the rest of policing confront some issues as well.”

  • MET Safer Schools officer PC Hussain Chehab, 22, has pleaded guilty to sexual activity with a girl aged 13 to 15 before he joined the force and offences linked to indecent images of children when a cop. He faces sentence in March at Wood Green crown court

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