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Convicted sex offenders still serving in Met Police as hundreds to be re-investigated

Commissioner says force in ‘first stages of battle’ as almost 900 officers and staff with past domestic and sex abuse allegations re-assessed

Lizzie Dearden
Home Affairs Editor
Thursday 06 April 2023 00:01 BST
Met chief says ‘hundreds’ of officers will be removed from service within ‘next few years’

Convicted sex offenders are serving in the Metropolitan Police, the force has admitted, as it re-investigates hundreds of officers flagged for sexual and domestic abuse allegations.

An operation triggered by revelations that serial rapist David Carrick had been allowed to remain as a police officer, despite several reports of assault, examined more than 1,100 officers and staff who previously faced no action.

A separate trawl of police databases uncovered that 161 Metropolitan Police officers – roughly one in 200 – have criminal convictions, including three who committed sex offences while employed by Britain’s largest force.

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